Workshop DJ MEETS LIVE MUSIC
Is DJ music real music? And how is it made?
What is actually real music? Acoustic music? And what's better, live music or electronic music? Can live music also be electronic?
Is a DJ also a musician? Or do they just press a button?
What is actually a musician? Can you play as a musician with a DJ?
Saskia Laroo has four bands for her different musical styles, including a DJ act where she herself plays live trumpet.
DJ MEETS LIVE MUSIC combines electronic dance music (EDM) with acoustic instrumental improvisations. Also possible with (rap) vocals and human beatbox.
Watch this video of Saskia Laroo together with (DJ) Dansor in Club the Sugar Factory:
Saskia gives a brief history overview of DJs and producers of house music. She explains how a song / DJ track is produced on a computer and how a DJ mixes, or combines the tracks and how a DJ set (program with sequential songs) is compiled. Then she gives examples of live musicians and vocalists with playback (DJ music).
Saskia also demonstrates how she improvises on trumpet with DJ music. She influences the sound of her trumpet with guitar effect pedals.
Students can participate with rapping, singing, break dancing, beatboxing or with musical instruments.