April 02, 2016  

Point Blank Partners with Sónar+D for an Exclusive Richie Hawtin Masterclass

In June, Point Blank will be hopping a plane to Barcelona where we will be partnering with Sónar+D to present two unmissable sessions as part of Sónar Festival‘s international conference programme. What’s more, we’re offering Students and graduates of Point Blank 20% discount on delegate passes so you can be part of it all.

First, the big news. We are extremely excited to announce that once again Point Blank will be teaming up with electronic music’s innovator-in-chief Richie Hawtin for an exclusive masterclass. For the first time the iconic producer will be showcasing a brand new mixer developed for the PLAYdifferently initiative, in partnership with Allen & Heath.

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Sónar+D is Sónar’s conference programme which run’s parallel to Sónar by Day

This unique session – hosted by Point Blank’s Declan McGlynn – will explore the additional creative possibilities for live performance enabled by Richie’s latest live setup, with an insight into how digital and analogue worlds are brought ever closer together. Of course, this isn’t the first time Point Blank have hosted a masterclass with Richie Hawtin. In 2015 we teamed up in Los Angeles as part of the Hawtin’s music technology education tour CTRL.

We will also be hosting a deconstruction session with Lead Course Developer Ski Oakenfull in which a hit track will be dissected in order to analyse its elements: sounds, effects, structure and techniques used while producing. The song selected for this workshop will be the one and only ‘Blue Monday’ by New Order.

What’s more, thanks to a partnership between Point Blank and Sónar, students of Point Blank will get a 20% discount on Delegate Passes to Sónar and Sónar+D – that’s a whopping 50  off the ticket price. If you’re studying with us and want to spend some quality time in the BCN sunshine, hit up contact promotions@sonar.es with details of your course to claim your discount. And for those interested in forging their own music industry career whilst getting access to some exclusive discounts for international festivals including Sonar and Outlook, check out our courses in London, Online and Los Angeles.

Sónar+D is the international conference that explores the intersection between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the cultural industries involved. The programme of events runs parallel to Sónar By Day, and is an integral part of Sónar Festival, which is recognised as being positioned at the cutting edge of the electronic music landscape. The festival itself is divided into Sónar by Day, featuring showcases and DJ performances, Sónar+D, geared towards the digital creative industries and, of course, Sónar By Night which sees the  Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet play host to the world’s leading artist and DJs. Jean Michel Jarre, Flume, Four Tet, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kode 9 and Kelela represent just a tiny snapshot of the artists performing across the three days, two venues and countless genres this year. We hope to see you there!

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