Ableton Live is a software that is designed for live performance. In addition, one can work with sound design, composition, arranging, recording and editing. The program is often used by DJs because of its beat-matching, looping and crossfading features. Live is also popular among performing musicians as it also has a particularly good functionality in terms of real-time audio processing via plugins, and further through the Max for Live add-on.

Course leader is Sven Erga, sound designer at Nationaltheatret. He is also active as a musician and uses Ableton Live both on stage and in studio.
The course will go through most of the functions in Live, but focuses on making you familiar with the basic functions as quickly as possible and getting started with your own projects.
This will happen through teaching as well as student exercises.

We will also go through the setup of audio interfaces (sound card, interface) and MIDI controllers. Then we will go through more specialized features.
In order for everyone to get the most out of the course, it is important to bring their own laptop with Live installed. We expect you to have the latest version (version 10). Earlier versions than this are not recommended due to changed functionality.

Participants bring:
Laptop with Ableton Live 10 installed
Audio interface / soundcard
Microphone and cable
A midi controller with at least 4 faders or encoders as well as keys or pads. (May be Ableton Push, but not necessary)
We will help you set it up so it works as it should.

If you have any questions you can send an e-mail to the course leader

Registration for the course is done by a Paypal payment:

Remember to include the following information:

After payment, remember to send background info (experience, what is your goal for the course) to the course leader


Practical information:
Registration deadline: April 19, 2019
Number of participants: 10-12
Duration: 2 days
Period: 27 and 28 April 2019
Teacher: Sven Erga
Sven Erga will provide technical assistance with Ableton Live at Notam the night before the course, Friday 26 April.
Price: 2000,-

Ableton Live homepage

Knut Wiggen built EMS in Stockholm with new technology in the intersection between analog and digital methods. As part of this development, he constructed a composition software – MusicBox – that he verified by writing five short musical studies. On October 18, 18:00, a vinyl recording of these studies in stereo version will be released at NOTAM, and the
release is at the label O. Gudmundsen Minde, by Lars Mørch Finborud and Lasse Marhaug. Mastering by NOTAM’s Cato Langnes.

More about Knut Wiggen here:

Annette Vande Gorne (1946) is a veteran in electroacoustic music. She studied composition with Pierre Schaeffer in Paris, following encounters with the acousmatic music of a. o. pioneers Pierre Henry and François Bayle. Her music has been performed across the world, and she is a a specialist in the use of the acousmonium – a loudspeaker orchestra with more than 70 dissimilar loudspeakers. Vande Gorne is in Oslo in conjunction with nyMusikk’s micro festival TEIP, which focuses on the use of analog means as tools for work and expression.

Vande Gorne leads a workshop at NOTAM for everyone with an interest in learning more about composition techniques for analog tape. This is a unique opportunity to gain first hand knowledge on the development of early electronic music. There’s an upward limit of 10 participants.

Workshop cost: 300 NOK.

Time: Saturday October 13. 12-16

Place: Notam, Sandakerveien 24D, bygg F3, 0473 Oslo


Vande Gornes music will be performed during the closing of the micro festival TEIP on Saturday October 13.(link til facebookevent)

A four-day micro festival about and with analog tape.

Today, electronic music consists of digital files that holds binary numbers, which are easily shared, sold or bought with a swipe. Before digital, however, electronic music was produced on and for large and slow machines that stored sound on reels of magnetic tape.

TEIP pays homage by presenting three pioneers in the field: Annea Lockwood, Annette Vande Gorne and Françoise Barrière. Lockwood was last performed in Norway in 1979, while Vande Gorne’s and Barrière’s music was performed by NICEM during the 1990s.

As a contrast to these works, TEIP presents recent music by Håvard Volden and Magnus Bugge. Throughout the festival, visitors can also see an installation by sound artist Atle Selnes Nielsen. TEIP is produced in its entirety in nyMusikk’s space in Platous gate 18.