Projects

Soundwalk – Connective listening at Munich Creative Business Week and beyond

In 2020 human beings need to connect first and foremost with their environment and treat their surroundings thoughtfully. Where do we live? What is the quality of living in this particular area? Could it be better for future generations? Our sound walk will encourage the participants to ask these questions and to experience a new perspective of the surrounding world.

A soundwalk through Maxvorstadt where the participants dive into unexpected sounds and noises. Be ready to discover new perspectives on the world around you. Bring your own cell phone and headphones.

The Soundwalk stays in Munich and is always available online.

More details on the Found Waves website:
http://found-waves.com/soundwalk-connective-listening-at-munich-creative-business-week/

MCBW Event
https://www.mcbw.de/en/program/detail/event/soundwalk-connective-listening/date/07-03.html


Kata Dumur among speakers at MIXCON 2020

Source: https://mixcon-munich.de/speakers/

SESSION ON 29.02.2020 at 12:30
IN SEARCH OF FRESH IDEAS – HOW TO USE MUSIC THEORY IN ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION

It can be easy to fall into a boring routine and well-known patterns when it comes to production. But how to create music that stands out and is fresh while remaining you?

In this presentation, independent producer/composer Kata Dumur will introduce a range of creative methods to help break out of the standard ways of working and help you enrich the electronic composition. If you’ve always tried to understand music theory and failed continually, this panel is for you.

More details at MIXCON official website:
https://mixcon-munich.de/sessions/in-search-of-fresh-ideas-how-to-use-music-theory-in-electronic-production/


Ableton Workshop in Harry Klein (19.02.2020) in Munich

Once again I team up with Harry Klein club and this time also with Feierwerk Fachstelle Pop in Munich to bring you the Ableton Live Introductory workshop. We will create a simple electronic track step by step. In this way you will get to know the most important functions of the software as well as the principles of a production process. The participants will be provided with tips on how to start music production, where and how to look for sounds, the importance of mixing & mastering and what makes a good track.

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In dem Workshop werden wir Schritt für Schritt einen Track erstellen. Damit werden die wichtigste Funktionen von Ableton Live, sowie die Grundlagen des Produktionsprozesses vorgestellt. Die Teilnehmer erhalten Tipps, wie Musikproduktion beginnen kann, wo und wie man nach Sounds sucht, was die Wichtigkeit von Mixing & Mastering ist und was eine gute Produktion ausmacht.

Dieser Workshop ist eine Kooperation zwischen Feierwerk Fachstelle Pop und Harry Klein.

Register here >>>

“Nolli” Sound art project / Research & Exhibition on 28.07.2019 in Berlin, DE

Work at a site-specific group exhibition in public space | Nollendorfplatz, Berlin, DE conducted in July 2019.

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Ableton Workshop in Harry Klein (30.03.2019) in Munich

During Marry Klein – a monthly series of feminist events around international women’s day – I will be giving a 4-hour introductory workshop to Ableton. The workshop is aimed at women and girls willing to start their journey with music production and composition.

We will create a simple electronic track step by step. In this way you will get to know the most important functions of the software as well as the principles of a production process. The participants will be provided with tips on how to start music production, where and how to look for sounds, the importance of mixing & mastering and what makes a good track.

More about the event (including tickets) here >>


Workshops at Music Is_ of the Future festival in Munich

The event with Kata Dumur (Munich/Warsaw) consists of 2 workshops:
Introduction to Ableton – for beginners
Creating Music With Sounds Around You – for advanced musical creation.

We will take a look into inspirations in works of many artists and try to create a simple electronic track based on the field recordings of sounds around us. The participants will be provided with tips on how to start music production, what free software is out there and where and how to look for sounds. To build a track we will use Ableton Live, therefore participants will also learn the very basics of this software and laying out the production.

Find out more here >>


Workshop in Strasbourg

On Saturday, September 1st 2018 I lead a workshop about creating music with found sounds, where I got a full room of participants. It was very fulfilling!

Talking about what makes a sound.
Introduction to field recordings and explaining my process.

Lichtpause

Quan Tize (Dresden) and Kata Dumur (Warsaw) combined their styles and names to form a new band in 2013, based in Munich, Germany. Working remotely at first we came up with the idea of remixing one of Kata’s songs “Gave Up”. It turned out to be a completely new song and a real starting point for their first band DM-KD. As time goes by Lichtpause has been born out of a need for more audiovisual experience. In Lichtpause Kata and Quan combine their passion for electronic sound accompanied by interactive visualisations using Microsoft Kinect camera.

Premiere show:
15.03.2019 PARTICULAR 01– at 21:00 (CET) – Container Collective | Spanplatte, Munich

Go to Facebook Event here >>

LIVE CONCEPT

For Lichtpause future live shows we’ve created a concept which combines 3D mapping, creative coding and interaction in order to give the audience not only musical but overall new media experience – so watch this space! Generally, we see Lichtpause as a wide artistic project, that’s why we create all of our videos and develop our web presence ourselves.