Take Note Academy London announces final programme including live performances from Silvia Kastel and Tom Demac

Take Note Academy will offer a day of inspiring talks and masterclasses, as well as the opportunity for the next generation to receive one-on-one advice from industry specialists through its mentoring scheme. Attendees will also experience standout live performances from 7 pm to round off the day with two leading artists in Tom Demac and Silvia Kastel, with an aim to encourage pushing the boundaries of performance.

Silvia Kastel’s work explores the outer limits and inner workings of no wave, industrial, dub, extreme electronics, free rock, and improvisation. Prompted by a late-flowering interest in techno and club music, Kastel creates music that combines a steady rhythmic pulse with the otherworldly sonorities of musique concrete, and avant-garde synth sounds inspired by Japanese minimalism and techno pop. Using a sampler, sequencer, synth and drum machine, Kastel will treat attendees to material from her latest album as well as brand new music.

After taking a couple of years off from performing at venues such as Berghain/Panorama Bar and fabric—as well as at festivals such as Glastonbury and Freerotation—Tom Demac is back performing live with a completely new setup for 2018. With the combination of Ableton Live, a modular synthesiser, guitar pedals, and drum machine, Demac will showcase his ability to jam live and create evolving soundscapes alongside existing live renditions of his productions on the fly.

The full timetable can be seen below…

Professional Mentors include:
Abi White – Founder – For The Record PR
Anaïs d’Olivat – Head of Music, Mysteryland
Andy Lemay – Brand Director, Dimensions and Outlook Festival
Ashley Howard (PRS For Music)
Bianca Mayhew – Founder, Take Note Academy
Brendan Long – Agent, WME
Bruno Half Baked – Founder, Half Baked
Charlotte Lucy Cijffers – Digital Editor, DJ Magazine
Christian Murphy (Social Media Manager, Resident Advisor)
Jack Dowling – Promoter, SJM Concerts
Maria May – Agent, CAA
Nick Sabine – Founder, Resident Advisor
Ralph Moore – Editor At Large, Mixmag
Robbie Murch – Director, Identification of Music Group
Saoirse – DJ / Head of Promoters, Resident Advisor
Sofia Ilyas – Founder, Float PR

Daytime Discussions featuring:
Alice Favre (London Warehouse Events)
Alex Zinn (Allen & Heath / PLAYdifferently)
B.Traits (DJ / Producer / Radio Broadcaster)
Ben Pearce (DJ / Producer)
Carly Wilford (DJ, Presenter & Creator of SISTER Collective)
Clare Scivier (Artist Behavioural Psychologist, Coach and Mentor)
Dan Parry (Dubzoo)
Dominic Flannigan (Director of LuckyMe, International A&R Manager at Warp)
HAAi (DJ / Producer)
Hannah Shogbola (Agent, Echo Location Talent)
Henry Bennett (Programmer, Fold)
Henry Fisher (Senior Chemist, The Loop)
Jorge Nieto (Creative Director, Village Underground)
Joshua McGovern (Dubzoo)
Lev Harris (Head of Live Programming, Jazz Café / Columbo Group)
Martha (DJ / Radio Producer)
Pedro Vila (Tour Manager, Drumcode)
Sarah Anderson (Music Business Manager, Thomas St John)
Steven Braines (Manager, The Weird & The Wonderful)
Vidhi Gandhi (A&R Manager, Ninja Tune)
William Aspden (A&R Manager, XL Recordings)

Masterclasses from:
Cassy (DJ / Producer)
Thomas Ragsdale (Live Act / Producer)
Tom Demac (DJ / Producer)
Martha (DJ / Radio Producer)
Matador (DJ / Producer / Live Act)
Kasra Mowlavi (Owner, Critical Music / DJ / Producer)

A&R feedback from:
B.Traits – DJ / Producer / Radio Broadcaster Cassy – DJ / Producer

Open Studio Session with:
Jimmy Napes – Songwriter / Producer / Grammy Award Winner

Venue: Second Home, East London.
Date: Saturday 15th September 2018

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.