Free exclusive music, audio samples, templates, live recordings. Including downloads of Sebastian Mullaert's Ableton and Ableton Light studio templates.
Educational discounts with Ableton, MOD Devices, and Arturia (both software and hardware). Discounts on one-on-one sessions with Sebastian Mullaert.
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.
Deep immersive experience in the heart of Söderåsen National Park.
Including series of workshops, demonstrations, exercises and discussions.
Highly interactive experience with constant opportunity for participation and connection.
Access to our community, with exclusive materials all year round..
Full board accommodation and catering included.
This programme is a unique opportunity to dive into Sebastian Mullaert's approach to creativity, in the majestic setting of Söderåsen Nationalpark.
In this retreat you will experience an intensive version of Sebastian’s 11-week online mentorship programme, mixed with nature activities, meditation, exercises, yoga - including full accommodation and catering. The retreat is open for anyone and is useful for both new and experienced students. As the focus is very holistic and wide, it can also be applied to any creative process and expression, and can be very useful for people who work with other forms of art and creativity, besides music.
Additionally, by attending this retreat you will have received the equivalent of completing the first 11-week online mentorship programme. Which means that you will have the opportunity to continue your journey deeper into Sebastian’s workflow, shall you wish to, and jump straight to Sebastian Mullaert’s Online Mentorship Programme Pt. II (starting February 8th for 10 weeks).
If you already have done part 1 but want to get a reminder and reconnection with it in a live setting before continuing with part 2 it can also be very useful.
Improvisation, nature and meditation are at the core of Sebastian's approach to music.
Part 1: Creativity & Improvisation
A philosophical introduction to the concept and its importance to tapping into your creativity.
Part 2: Meditation & Nature
Discover how reconnecting with nature and meditation can be used as tools to unlock your own creativity.
Part 3: Collaborations
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.
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.
Part 1: Studio Set up
Breakdown of Sebastian's studio set up.
Part 2: Workflow & Studio Process
Setting yourself up technically to allow improvisation and creative flow.
Part 3: Allowing Creativity In The Studio
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.
The final day of this retreat is focusing on playing live, Sebastian will follow up on the topic by breaking down his live set up and help you with any doubts or questions you may have to build your own.
Part 1: Live Set Up / Software
Part 2: Live Set Up / Hardware
Part 3: Allowing Creativity On Stage
Sebastian will share his tricks about finding peace and presence on stage. These include pragmatic solutions to finding your creative flow.
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...Read More
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.Read Less
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...Read More
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.Read Less
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...Read More
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 :)Read Less
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...Read More
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.Read Less
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...Read More
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.Read Less
Single Room Occupancy - €2700
* all prices are exclusive of VAT.
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Winter Creative Retreat 2023
This retreat is an opportunity to foster new tools and strategies, which can be integrated in the workflow and daily life of any creative practitioner, working across music or any other art form.
What is covered in my retreat purchase?
The event is all inclusive and all encompassing. Your retreat purchase is for the Circle Of Live | In Bloom experience in its entirety. Your stay in one of shared or single occupancy rooms. 3 daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note alcoholic beverages are neither provided or permitted on site. All programming & activities, including nature & meditation as tools for creation, collaborations, the creative process of improvisation etc.
Is travel included in the price and how to get there?
You are responsible for your round trip transportation to and from Villa Soderasen, however once you arrive, everything is taken care of for you within the scope of the event. The location address is: Nackarpsdalsvägen 5, 268 68 Röstånga, Sweden The nearest international airport is Copenhagen Kastrup (CPH) and from there you have convenient and frequent public transport options (train + bus) right to our doorstep. The approximate travel time to Rostanga is 2h 30min. You can also fly to Malmo Airport (MMX) and similarly use public transport options (train + bus) right to our doorstep. The approximate travel time to Rostanga is also 2h 30min. There are free parking spaces available for those travelling by car. Additionally, you will have access to a personal liaison to facilitate your travel needs and answer any questions to make your journey with us as smooth as possible.
Is this retreat suitable for me?
The course is for all levels and anyone who wants to explore their creativity, regardless of their level and creative field. Please note you must be 18 years of age, or older to participate and join us. Given the nature of our event and the programming, this event is not for minors. Pets are not allowed on the property for the duration of our event.
Can I attend only one day from the full programme?
There is always a noticeable and beautiful magic to be appreciated when everyone participates in the event together, in its entirety, from start to finish. As with every IN BLOOM event, this journey is immersive and we request that everyone arrives and leaves together.
Will the programme be in English?
Yes, the programme will be taught in English language.
Can my friend or significant other drop by or join in?
This is a private event and is accessible ONLY to individual paying customers. If you would like to invite a friend to join us, please invite them to purchase the package.
What is your refund policy and what happens if the event gets cancelled?
All retreat purchases are final and are non-refundable. Under some circumstances, a retreat purchase may be transferable to someone else within the community. In the unlikely event of a forced cancellation due to factors beyond our reasonable control (force majeure event), a full and complete refund of your retreat purchase will be issued immediately.
Is it possible to arrive early or stay late after the event?
We can accommodate early arrivals and late departures subject to availability. Villa Soderasen is available for extended stays on either end of this retreat based on a first come and first served basis. You can contact [email protected] to make your individual arrangements.
What if I have special dietary restrictions?
We do our best to be conscious of everyone’s needs when it comes to our food & beverage offering in order to provide a range of options. If you have specific dietary restrictions you feel are worth noting, please let us know in advance and we’ll be happy to address them.
Do I need to prepare anything and what should I pack?
You don't need to prepare anything in terms of the content of the retreat programme. Just bring your awesome self! As the event is taking place in the middle of winter and includes a variety of nature activities, we highly advise that you come well prepared for all the elements and be well equipped for outdoor adventures. Hiking shoes, activewear, thermal underwear, warm overalls, hat, gloves, scarf and proper winter coat are an absolute must.