British Council & Wild City Present Woman In Electronic Music – Production Workshops For Women Across 4 Cities
1 March 2018
Here we go. We are thrilled to announce a partnership with the British Council that will see 4 weekend workshops travel to Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore over the next 2 months.
Selector Pro: Women in Electronic Music is a 2 day workshop for women that will focus predominantly on Ableton workshops alongside DJ workshops and sessions on event best practices and club tech. At the end of the 2 day workshop, participants will co-produce an event which they can also support as warm up DJs and/or play their own music (if they want to).
For each workshop, we’re engaging with inspiring female producers and DJs from the UK who will be leading the production workshops and of course playing at our ‘wrap party’ at the end of each weekend.
Glasgow based DJ and producer Nightwave aka Maya Medvesek who launched production workshop initiative PRODUCERGIRLS (a collaboration with E.M.M.A, P Jam, Dexplicit and Ikonika) will be leading beginner and intermediate Ableton workshops in Mumbai and New Delhi; Mumbai based DJ and producer Kini Rao will be leading DJ workshops for beginners using CDJs; Rinse FM DJ and founder of Move Mag Jyoty Singh will be in Kolkata leading DJ workshops and also giving a talk about how to have a sustainable career in the music industry. Vocalist and dance music producer Rachel K Collier will be in Bangalore leading beginners and intermediate Ableton workshops hot off her showcase as part of the BBC Introducing stage at SXSW.
We also have many more collaborators and workshop leaders including Consolidate founder Rahul Giri, Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival head Supreet Kaur and of course Wild City and Magnetic Fields co-founders Sarah and Munbir Chawla .
A full schedule will be shared soon – dates for the workshops are as follows:
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March - Mumbai
Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th & Monday 19th March – New Delhi
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March – Kolkata
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April – Bangalore
We have very limited seats for each weekend and participants will be selected via a basic application process. Workshops are all free.
These workshops are designed to give participants with an interest in making electronic music a solid foundation also into DJing and skills to empower women in the club/event environment. Perfect if you’re a vocalist/instrumentalist and want to learn how to record and manipulate your sounds digitally, this will also be a comprehensive foundation for anyone interested in learning the basics of Ableton and DJing or curious about the eco-system in a club/party environment. This course will also be a relevant foundation for individuals from other creative spaces i.e. theatre, film, or interested in working with sound i.e. for background scores, sound art.
A collaboration between the British Council and Wild City, these workshops have also been realised with the support of Absolut, Ableton, Sennheiser and Native Instruments.