Sebastian Mullaert: Online Mentorship Pt.II
10 Weekly Group Sessions
Starting 22nd February 2023, 18:00 every Wednesday
10 x 3,5 hours group sessions taking place every week
Interactive live video format, with break-out sessions for group work
Practicing in small groups, with in-class exercises
Every session concludes with a Q&A
You need to have completed Sebastian Mullaert’s 10-week online mentorship in order to sign up for the Online Mentorship Pt.II. Here you will work together in smaller groups of 4 people, putting into real-time practice some of the exercises and processes that you have already become familiar with.
You will have the opportunity to experience a more hands-on approach and dive deeper into Sebastian's creative process. The intention is that by the end of the course you will have established a process in which you are able to perform live music. More precisely, you will have your own recorded sketch that you will able to arrange or perform in an improvisational way, and jam with others.
Every Wednesday, 18:00 CET
LIVE - Session 1 - 22nd February 2023
Introduction of the course, the workflow and the intentions for the 10 weeks to come. The main idea with the course is to allow the students to try Sebastian’s 4 step process by themselves, from week to week, and as a result have their own sketch / arrangement by the end of the course. During the introduction each group will get a chance to introduce themself to each other and establish a connection, which is important for the weeks to come.
LIVE - Session 2 - 1st March 2023
Sebastian will go through what’s required for the set up of your Ableton project, map your controller with the right parameters and create a signal flow where you easily can record sounds. The set up works with only a computer but also works with outboard gear. The focus on this class is to get everyones technical set up ready for the 4 step method.
LIVE - Session 3 - 8th March 2023
Establish your creative approach in the studio. This as well as all the other steps in the method are essential to allowing your flow. Whilst the previous session was about setting the technical foundation, this session is about letting your flow grow from that foundation.
LIVE - Session 4 - 15th March - 2023
Sebastian will go through the first step of the process. Choose a tempo, choose a scale and after that start recording sounds. Don’t record the sounds you need but rather focus on recording the sounds you feel for playing. Follow your spark, follow your flow.
LIVE - Session 5 - 22nd March 2023
How to select and choose sounds from step 1, and in a spontaneous manner choose the sounds that will form your sketch.
LIVE - Session 1 - 29th March 2023
Learn how to record arrangements based on the sketch you’ve made in the previous class. Tricks and tips .
LIVE - Session 7 - 5th April 2023
Your creative output: releases, labels, podcasts, mixes…
Learn how to move your sketch into a live set up. This will help you to easily move between studio and live settings and allow both settings to inspire eachother.
LIVE - Session 8 - 12th April 2023
What to be aware of before, during and after your performance
Learn how to share the sketch you’ve made with the other people in the group, explore how this can be interesting both for recordings and live performances.
LIVE - Session 9 - 19th April 2023
Understanding the different booking deal structures (e.g. landed vs ‘+++’ on top), preparing tools that are useful to promoters and your agent when booking, as well as strategies to identifying the most relevant territories for you.
Use the others' sketches and go back to step 3 and make your versions / remixes of them.
LIVE - Session 1 - 26th April 2023
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How to approach all the takes and recordings and how to possibly share this with the rest of the world.
The course is for anyone who has already completed Sebastian Mullaert's Online mentorship programme and wants to dive deeper into his creative approach with a more hands-on perspective.
A Zoom account and Ableton Live. The course will be run with Ableton Live. It’s great if you have an Ableton account and have basic knowledge about the program. If you use another DAW before you can also download the trial version of Ableton and use that during the course. You may also use the 40% educational discount available to all In Bloom community members.
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.
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.
Yes, the course is in English.
Yes, you may do so in the sign up you receive upon conformation.