We’re back with another PBLA Open House event at our gorgeous location in the Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles. Our LA school will be open to the public from 7pm onwards on May 15, giving anyone curious about the school or our classes the chance to get the answers they need, right from the mouths of those who teach them. At the Open House you can expect a masterclass from one of our PBLA expert lecturers, giving you a flavour of what you can expect on our comprehensive, BPPE-approved classes in Los Angeles. On May 15 our Masterclass comes in the form of an exclusive “Beats on the Fly” beat-making workshop with LA beat scene pioneer and Point Blank Lecturer, Sweatson Klank. During the event, you’ll also be able to take a tour of our home in the famous hundred-year-old studios, get a look at the state-of-the-art equipment we use and ask any questions of our Course Advisor team. All you need to do is RSVP on Eventbrite to book your place, and stay tuned for more information in the next few days to find out whether you’ll have a masterclasses on beat-making, performance, sound design or more.
7 pm: Arrival at Point Blank
7:30 pm: Introduction of Point Blank by Course Advisor Hart Thorson
7:40 pm: Creative Beat-Making Session in Ableton Live with Sweatson Klank
8:25 pm: Q&A w/ Course Advisor Hart Thorson about Point Blank Courses/Giveaway
Tom Wilson has a wealth of experience in the music industry, having worked on composing music for apps, video games, commercials, television and film and working with brands such as Nike, Puma, Reebok, Novation, Ableton, Native Instruments and more. As Sweatson Klank, he has shared the stage with some incredibly talented musicians, like Mos Def, Just Blaze, Kode 9, Little Dragon and Flying Lotus to name a few and has been called upon as a Music Supervisor, Curator & DJ for some of the leading brands in Entertainment, Film, Fashion and Lifestyle. An LA legend in his own right, Sweatson Klank has releases and remixes on labels like Sony, Warp and Friends of Friends with his sound being championed by Gilles Peterson, Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs, as well as being a regular feature in the festival scene having played at Coachella, Sonar, Low-End Theory and more. His long-awaited LP ‘Fine Lines’ dropped via Friends of Friends last year. It’s sublime and even features a collaboration with Point Blank graduate Anna Calvo.
Don’t forget, to grab a free place at the event, you’ll need to RSVP to the Eventbrite page here.
Thinking of joining us at PBLA? We offer a plethora of courses in music production and DJing including our newest and most extensive Complete Music Production & Sound Design programme as well as our Further Music Production & DJ Skills, Further Music Production & Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering, Music Production & Composition and more. For additional information, contact a course advisor or, if you’re in the USA, give us a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.
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