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Aron Ottignon: A Question of Balance -New Films From Ableton

Aron Ottignon: A Question of Balance -New Films From Ableton

Aron Ottignon: A Question of Balance

New Films From Ableton

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Ableton present A Question Of Balane, a 3 part film series which sees Aron Ottignon, Rodi Kirk and Samuel Dubois as they take their music from the studio to the stage, and learn how they calibrated their setup for maximum musical freedom.

New Zealand-born, Paris-based pianist Aron Ottignon has been steadily expanding his instrumental craft as a jazz pianist – both on his own and in collaboration with artists such asStromae and Woodkid. For his latest release, Ottignon sought out the production talents of fellow-antipodean Rodi Kirk and enlisted UK steel pan and percussion virtuoso Samuel Dubois. The resulting “Starfish E.P.” is a kaleidoscopic ride through electronically-augmented, percussion-heavy 21st century jazz that also takes musical cues from a variety of non-Western music styles.

 
Preparing the live presentation of the E.P. material, the challenge for the three musicians lay in recreating the intricacy of the studio recordings while leaving enough room for the spontaneity of a good jazz performance. For his part, Rodi Kirk arrived at a solution involving Push, a Tempest drum machine, a mixing desk, and a custom Max for Live device. Thus, with the electronic elements on equal footing with the piano and percussion, the trio now had ample room to maneuver within Ottignon’s dynamic compositions.

Ready to test themselves in front of an audience, Ottignon, Kirk and Dubois set up their instruments at the historic Funkhaus Berlin studio for an intimate live recording session, and our camera crew was on hand to document the whole performance. Check out their live take on the Caribbean-tinged track “Starfish”, and dig how the three players work together to build up an intense, interlocking groove full of spirited, in-the-moment embellishment.

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In the mini-documentary“A Question of Balance”, we follow Aron Ottignon, Rodi Kirkand Samuel Dubois as they take their music from the studio to the stage, and learn how they calibrated their setup for maximum musical freedom.

Aron Ottignon: A Question of Balance
Aron Ottignon: A Question of Balance
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Aron Ottignon: 'Starfish' live (excerpt from live recording session)
Aron Ottignon: ‘Starfish’ live (excerpt from live recording session)

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Ableton makes Live – a unique music creation and performance software – and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Since then, the company has received outstanding press, numerous awards and attracted a worldwide community of dedicated musicians, composers and DJs. The company headquarters are in Berlin, with an additional office in Los Angeles. Ableton is run by its original founders and currently has about 180 employees.

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