Elvin Brandhi: Sampling and the SP-404

Elvin Brandhi: Sampling and the SP-404
THURSDAY, 23RD OF MAY
4PM - 5:30PM
Otto-Wagner-Areal, Pavillion 12, 1140 Vienna

Together with Elvin Brandhi participants of this workshop will look into overall processes of sampling as such and in a more applied way explore processes of making and preparing samples for the Roland SP-404 sampler. Key features which make it one of the most used instruments for performing music live as well as in the studio today will be examined. Participants will get a glimpse into Elvin's workflow with sampling and the machine while also having the possibility to ask questions. Applications will range from loading and recording material into the device as well as working through different ways of using and performing with it. The version in use will be the SP-404 MK2 and SP-404 FX or A. Feel free to bring your samplers, laptops and/or headphones! 

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Even if you don't own a SP-404 it's worth looking into applications of this user-friendly device through the practice of an experienced artist who's been touring for years using this device, a mic, a vocal effect and creative approaches to this backpack-friendly minimal set-up.

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This workshop will be held in English and is targeted towards people who are interested in sampling as such, using the SP-404 as well as experienced users who would like to get a glimpse into the workflow and approach of another artist in those respects.

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For reference:

https://youtu.be/yiS26KxwTaI?si=_xK0FHXUOa4r0ICF


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About Elvin Brandhi:

Elvin Brandhi is the pseudonym of musician and vocalist Freya Edmondes. Her nomadic lifestyle has taken her from continent to continent. Edmondes spent several years in Vienna for her art studies. She is active in collaborative projects, including PLF, a trio with Lukas K√∂nig and Peter Kutin, YeahYou and has recently worked with artists such as Zi√ļr and Drew McDowall. Her music can be characterized as kaleidoscopic, idiosyncratic and fragmentary, incorporating rhythms that are aberrantly experimental. There are frantic sounds of various sources, looped samples, glitches and Edmondes‚Äô voice, that is sampled and manipulated in many different ways. Her voice is at the heart of the tracks, ranging from aggressive to pensive, forming an orchestra of affective vocal noises.

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The workshop will be held in English

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