NUS Electronic Music Lab (at the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts) is a special place for us, because we first started collaborating on music there. To this day, Ben continues to teach there on weekends, and recently he conducted a two day workshop on Ableton Live for beginners. Participants came from all over campus and even beyond, and the most unique participant was Dr Pete Kellock, a veteran electronic musician who had been our tutor! He had decided to make the move from Logic to Ableton, and in the spirit of learning, chose to go back to school again! Very inspiring for EML students, to see that learning never stops, and making electronic music never stops either.
A few weeks after the workshop, participants and current EML members met at NUS CFA for a barbeque and EML PLUGIN session – EML’s regular electronic music open mic where we present our new works and tracks that are work in progress. Everyone had a great time with the food, music and good company
The best part of keeping in touch with this community is that we are constantly meeting new electronic musicians, and hearing the work of up and coming artists is inspiring and sparks off new ideas. For the upcoming album, you’ll also hear some of our tracks being remixed by these new artists, so watch this space.