Limited to 35 Participants

Autumn 2022 Cycle Starts on 7th September 2022

  • 11 x 2,5 hours group sessions taking place every week

  • Interactive live video format, including demonstrations, exercises and discussions

  • Exploring a different topic every week, from both practical and philosophical perspective

  • Every session concludes with a Q&A and opportunity for participation

  • Access to our community, with exclusive materials all year round *

5 star rating

Highly recommended!

Jad Dabat

I'd highly recommend this programme to producers seeking to improve their creative process. Sebastian taught me how to improve my creative and technical appr...

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I'd highly recommend this programme to producers seeking to improve their creative process. Sebastian taught me how to improve my creative and technical approach in a clear and relatable manner. He takes the time to answer all questions thoroughly. It was a pleasure learning from such a talented and humble teacher! I look forward to taking one-on-one sessions in the future.

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Very inspiring course

Roman Goryachev

I want to say BIG THANKS to Sebastian for his deep and inspiring thoughts, practical recommendations and rather funny lessons in general. I learned how not t...

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I want to say BIG THANKS to Sebastian for his deep and inspiring thoughts, practical recommendations and rather funny lessons in general. I learned how not to get stuck, not be afraid of mistakes and enjoy music in the process. Thanks again and best wishes! R.

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From Christian L. (Denmark)

In Bloom - Circle Of Live

With love for both music and people, Sebastian through the In Bloom course has given me the confidence to be who I want to be both musically and humanly. I h...

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With love for both music and people, Sebastian through the In Bloom course has given me the confidence to be who I want to be both musically and humanly. I have become open to the fact that what I do musically is good enough, and realize that the obstacles I encounter along the way are part of a process for me to grow even more as an artist and also as a human being. I do not have the experience that In Bloom is a typical Ableton online course, on the contrary, there is a focus on, through spiritual instructions, how you can elevate your inner creative powers with meditation as your guide no matter what art form you are dealing with. Throughout the course, Sebastian has shown a great degree of presence, and he has been super good at sharing his knowledge, which clearly embraces far and wide. I have only positive experiences with this course, not only because of Sebastian, but also how the team behind him has helped to lift the whole project. Namaste :)

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Sebastian is a very generous person

Gaspare De Vito

Talking to him changed my perspective. I have been practicing meditation for 10 years but I never used meditation as a tool for creativity. I believe that hi...

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Talking to him changed my perspective. I have been practicing meditation for 10 years but I never used meditation as a tool for creativity. I believe that his approach helps to accept creativity as part of us and therefore to express ourselves freely. It might seem like a small thing but my way of seeing is what is missing in this society. So, thank you.

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Very interesting course

Yunis Sfv

Well constructed course, which touches many topics and areas of electronic music production and not only. Even if you are not aiming at live performances you...

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Well constructed course, which touches many topics and areas of electronic music production and not only. Even if you are not aiming at live performances you still will get some valuable knowledge from this. Sebastian is a very dedicated teacher, who is ready to do an extra hour of course just to manage to explain everything to his students. Really appreciate the whole thing, thank you very much.

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Mentorship Schedule

Every Wednesday at 18h CET

  • 1

    Introduction

    • LIVE - Group Session [7th September 2022: 18:00 CET] - Introduction

      Improvisation as the core of Sebastian's approach to music, a philosophical introduction to the concept and its importance to tapping into your creativity.




      We look at improvisation & creativity as something innate within human nature:

      • Improvisation is to listen; what is listening?
      • Sebastian's approach to improvisation
      • Similarities between improvisation and meditation.
      • Improvisation; the creative expression
      • Improvisation; openness and awareness
      • The importance of improvisation - healing and acceptance
      • Different improvisation exercises
      • Improvisation with Circle of Live
      • Let improvisation flow into your general life; Is improvisation our natural expression?
  • 2

    Session 1 - Improvisation

    • LIVE - Group Session [14th September 2022: 18:00 CET] - Improvisation

      The topic of improvisation naturally leads to the idea of collaborations, their role in the creative process (and of improvisation), listening and paying attention to other artists.




      • Improvising alone vs with others 
      • Openness / inspire & get inspired 
      • Different collaborations / unlocking different things. 
      • Invite / sharing your ideas
      • Temporary roles 
      • Listen 
      • Non violent communication 
  • 3

    Session 2 - Collaborations

    • LIVE - Group Session [21st September 2022: 18:00 CET] - Collaboration

      Discover how reconnecting with nature and meditation can be used as tools to unlock your own creativity.




      Meditation:

      • Different meditation techniques and exercises. 
      • Daily practice / retreat 
      • Meditation -  non state 
      • Reminding, not teaching. presence is not something you learn, it's you! 

      Nature: 

      • The natural expression of the wild 
      • Just be in nature, no activity. 
      • Different exercises in nature. 
  • 4

    Session 3 - Nature & Meditation

    • LIVE - Group Session [28th September 2022: 18:00 CET] - Nature & Meditation

      Sebastian will talk through his studio set up, what decisions lead him to his current set up and his advice. Specific talk about several topics such as Software, Hardware, Soundcards etc. 




      • Software set up and configuration
      • Hardware configuration
      • Soundcards
      • Tape Machine (and why would you consider using it?)
      • Midi controllers / control surface 
      • Loopers
      • Issues of noise and hum, how to avoid and how to live with it
      • Stomp boxes and pedal trains
      • Cables 
      • Sequencers 
    • My Studio Set Up PDF - please download before the next session

      Sebastian will talk through his studio set up, what decisions lead him to his current set up and his advice. Specific talk about several topics such as Software, Hardware, Soundcards etc. 




      • Software set up and configuration
      • Hardware configuration
      • Soundcards
      • Tape Machine (and why would you consider using it?)
      • Midi controllers / control surface 
      • Loopers
      • Issues of noise and hum, how to avoid and how to live with it
      • Stomp boxes and pedal trains
      • Cables 
      • Sequencers 
  • 5

    Session 4 - Studio Set Up

    • LIVE - Group Session [5th October 2022: 18:00 CET] - My Studio Set Up

      With improvisation as a technical aspect, Sebastian will discuss the different mechanisms (pre-sets, tools, tricks) that he uses to help him maintain a clear mind and therefore more open to the flow of creativity.




      • Express and write without a specific purpose
      • What is your intention with making music? Allow that intension, don’t work against it
      • Meditation as a tool, why does it help your studio work? 
      • Spend time with an instrument without recording, just for the pleasure of playing/feeling music. 
      • Different angles to approach the expression. Layering / free improvisation / arranging / looping / 
      • Use your feelings as a starting point
      • Define your temporary frame and express from that
      • Accept yourself, honour yourself, allow all feelings also the ones that are harder to accept
  • 6

    Session 5 - Finding Creativity In The Studio

    • LIVE - Group Session [12th October 2022: 18:00 CET] -

      Sebastian will talk you through the various software programmes he uses, plugins and software synths (and why).




      • Computer 
      • Ableton
      • What software synths and plug ins
      • Soundcard
      • Midi controllers & control surfaces 
      • My template 
      • Mapping 
      • Push & Midi looping 
  • 7

    Session 6 - Playing Live / My Live Setup - Software

    • My Ableton Live Template

      In this second module focusing on playing live, Sebastian will follow up on the topic by discussing the hardware aspect of his live set up and help you with any doubts or questions you may have to build your own.




      • Mixer
      • Synths
      • Drummachines 
      • Midi interface 
      • Midi keyboard 
      • Outboard effects 
      • Signal mergers 
      • Bags and travel recommendations (to protect your gear on the road)
    • LIVE - Group Session [19th October 2022: 18:00 CET] -Playing Live/ Software

      In this second module focusing on playing live, Sebastian will follow up on the topic by discussing the hardware aspect of his live set up and help you with any doubts or questions you may have to build your own.




      • Mixer
      • Synths
      • Drummachines 
      • Midi interface 
      • Midi keyboard 
      • Outboard effects 
      • Signal mergers 
      • Bags and travel recommendations (to protect your gear on the road)
  • 8

    Session 7 - Playing Live / My Live Set Up - Hardware

    • LIVE - Group Session [26th October 2022: 18:00 CET] - Playing Live/ Hardware

      Sebastian will share his tricks about finding peace and presence on stage. These include pragmatic solutions to finding your creative flow, and a more holistic approach to touring (for e.g. monitoring and sleep).




      • Your live set up is your trampoline and your parachute
      • Your presence is your inner trampoline and parachute
      • What are your intentions for playing live? Recognise them and honour them. 
      • Do it! Learn by doing and accepting ”failure”  


      Practical things to think about: 

      • Technical rider and advancing
      • Monitoring 
      • Renting equipment VS bring everything yourself
      • Pre-connected vs connect on sound check 
      • Having a tour manager (or do I need one?)
      • Cases, bags etc. 
      • Rest & meditation 
  • 9

    Session 8 - Finding Creativity On Stage

    • LIVE - Group Session [2nd November 2022: 18:00 CET] - Finding Creativity On Stage

      Sebastian uses freestyle live looping as well as prepared sketches, both when he plays live and when he improvises in the studio. This episode gives a deeper insight into these two approaches and in what way you can combine them for better creative flow.




      Looping

      • Looping / improvisation / meditation 
      • Looping in the studio 
      • Boss RC-505 
      • Midi looping with Push 
      • Duo Looping 


      Sketches 

      • Sketches built on 12 sounds
      • How to record sketches from scratch 
      • How to make a sketch from an existing song/track of your own 
  • 10

    Session 9 - Live Looping & Preparing Live Sketches

    • LIVE - Group Session [9th November 2022: 18:00 CET] - Live Looping & Preparing Live Sketches

      As a final chapter, we will look at the misconception there is around having a team for underground electronic music artists. The importance of finding the right people to work with, who share your values and can cultivate their knowledge to bring your creative ideas to fruition.




      • Working with a team VS doing everything yourself 
      • Your voice and intentions 
      • Allowing a creative flow within the team 
      • Establish ways of communication / Non Violent communication 
      • Manager 
      • Booking Agent / Subagent 
      • Record Label 
      • Publicist / Press agent 
      • Social media manager 
      • Tour manager
  • 11

    Session 10 - The Importance Of Building The Right Team

    • LIVE - Group Session [16th November 2022: 18:00 CET] - The Importance of Building the Right Team

Full Mentorship Pricing

10 Group Sessions

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* Additional Benefits

By joining any course In Bloom you get exclusive access to:

  • Exclusive Materials

    Free exclusive music, audio samples, templates, live recordings. Including downloads of Sebastian Mullaert's Ableton and Ableton Light studio templates.

  • Discounts

    Educational discounts with Ableton, MOD Devices, and Arturia (both software and hardware). Discounts on one-on-one sessions with Sebastian Mullaert.

  • Community

    A vibrant community that connects and keeps in touch beyond the courses. With an active Discord forum, community events, Q&A's, jams, and much more.

FAQs

  • Is this course suitable for beginners or advanced?

    The course is for all levels and anyone who wants to explore their creativity, however a basic knowledge of music production is required.

  • What do I need to set up for the course?

    The sessions are hosted on Zoom. Once you have signed up to the course it will appear in your student dashboard, there you can access the links every week. You do not need to have a Zoom account to access this link on your browser, however to use it on Desktop you will need to create an account (free).

  • Will you be sharing the session recordings with participants?

    No, we are not sending recordings to participants after the group sessions. The intention is to practice presence, and experience the course in the moment, focusing on improvisation and real-time feedback. One-on-one sessions will be recorded however and shared upon request.

  • What if I cannot make it to a session?

    This can happen, such as in real life things sometimes come up. You receive follow up emails after every session with the main points and some exercises for you to integrate into your practice, so you don't miss out entirely. In cases of longer sickness where a participant starts missing out on several sessions, we look at this personally.

  • Is the course in English?

    Yes, the course is in English.