Connect 2022: EDI Summit Connect 2022: EDI Summit

The Future of Instruments: Concepts and Techniques of Early 21st Century Digital Music Performance with Dan Freeman

- EDT
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B41, Boston, MA 02215

Dan Freeman is a producer/bassist and music technologist based in Brooklyn, New York and one of the world's leading experts on the integration of live instruments with laptops using Ableton Live.

He has performed and given workshops on electronic music production and performance at festivals, universities and schools worldwide including at: SXSW (US), Harvard University (US), Berklee College of Music (US), Berghain (Berlin) DNA Music (Bogota), Argenlive (Buenos Aires), The Universidad de Santiago (Chile), Teatro Ruben Dario (Nicaragua)  and Sonar (Barcelona, Spain).

Currently Dan is on the faculty of New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and The Juilliard School where he designs and teaches courses on electronic music production, synthesis and live performance with laptops. In 2018, he was a visiting artist at Berklee College of Music. He also has a production space in Brooklyn where he produces and sound designs records and helps design live shows.  

In 2015 he launched the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory, which over the past seven years has provided electronic music production workshops, courses, affordable software and teacher training to students throughout Latin America including Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. 


Electronic musician, producer, and educator, Dan Freeman will give a demonstration on techniques to perform digital music. Dan will focus on four different areas, including conceptualizing elements of digital live performance, future interfaces of digital live musical performance, live looping with laptops and acoustic instruments, using ClyphX, and Generative Music within Live Performance.