Creative Strategies for Electronic Musicians
Wednesday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
Artists often find themselves stuck in creative ruts & unable to reach envisioned end goals. This panel will discuss challenges encountered during the creative process & methods to help artists overcome them. Hear real world examples & insights that can help artists crack 'creator's block' & get the most of their time & energy.
Head of Documentation
Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer, and percussionist. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, and also holds degrees from Yale and Western Michigan...Show the rest
Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer, and percussionist. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, and also holds degrees from Yale and Western Michigan University.
His electronic music appears on labels such as Ghostly, Global Underground, Cocoon and Kanzleramt, and he has performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as at the SONAR Festival in Tokyo. In 2010, he was commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art to produce an evening-length electronic work for the Whitney Biennial.
DeSantis received a Grammy certificate in 2008 for his work on eighth blackbird’s Grammy-winning strange imaginary animals.
Recent highlights include a commission from the Staatsoper Stuttgart for an opera with electronics and a Carnegie Hall commission to arrange the music of Autechre for chamber orchestra.
DeSantis is the Head of Documentation for Ableton, and previously worked as a sound designer for Native Instruments.Hide the rest
Jennifer Lee AKA "TOKiMONSTA" is known for her unique take on indie electronic/r&b/dance music. Her music has been recognized and praised by the very best in tastemaker and mainstream media. LA ...Show the rest
Jennifer Lee AKA "TOKiMONSTA" is known for her unique take on indie electronic/r&b/dance music. Her music has been recognized and praised by the very best in tastemaker and mainstream media. LA Weekly ranked her as 2010’s #1 female DJ in Los Angeles, mNET recruited her to be part of their “Alpha Girls” web-series and Red Bull has embraced her as one of their branded artists for 2014. Not only has she caught ears of many as a different dimension of Los Angeles-based music, TOKiMONSTA is notably the first female to join Flying Lotus’ crew/label BRAINFEEDER and brings unique female textures to a largely digital, male-dominated electronic music marketplace. After releases with BRAINFEEDER and Ultra Records, she’s elected to launch her own imprint, Young Art, and embrace the digital ecosphere both as an artist and label owner. Ms. Lee has spoken at multiple Red Bull Academy events throughout the globe and co-presents a quarterly event in Los Angeles’ Koreatown – SPAM N’ EGGS.Hide the rest