Yes the workshop will be in English so do not worry if you do not know German...
It is meant for iOS / Android / Win 8 devices and apps so that is all good.
I think that the best I can do is to post the information directly from the University website and with a link afterwards if you find it interesting and want to sign up.
Mobile Music Making for Professionals
Lecturer: Matthias Krebs
date: August 4th - August 7th
place: UdK Berlin, Bundesallee 1-12
fee: 350 €
No. of participants: 9 to 15
application deadline: July 17th
A 4-day workshop on music making with mobile apps including experimentation, composition, production and performance. A creative space for enthusiasts, sound artists, music technologists and professional musicians exploring inspiration and creativity. Findings and results culminate in a final concert.
For quite a while now, making music with apps on smartphones and tablets has been more than simply a novelty. Some excellent music apps like Audiobus, TC-11, SECTOR, Beatsurfing, Mitosynth, Beatmaker2, Nave and many more offer innovative digital musical instruments and powerful production tools to users. These apps already allow the creation of remarkable musical results, as demonstrated by serious album productions and an increasing number of stage performances in recent years.
The workshop is conceived as a composition and sound workshop in the form of an experimental laboratory; a creative space for exchange and new discoveries in the multifaceted cornucopia of available apps and hardware. Enthusiasts, experts and interested parties from all backgrounds are therefore invited to participate in the collaborative investigation of and experimentation with sound, music and performance – a collective ‘learning by doing’ approach.
Project groups will organically develop performances, productions and/or composition pieces over the course of the workshop. The (partial) results of the interactive creative activities will be presented in a public performance at the c-base.
The workshop is aimed at enthusiasts, professional musicians, sound artists and music technologists with advanced experience creating music with apps. This is a workshop for those who are seeking an interactive exchange with others with regard to new musical forms, new apps, new hardware technology and innovative, expressive methods of sound making, performance and collaboration. Interested parties of all disciplines are encouraged to participate; diverse and varied backgrounds often bring valuable eclectic elements into the collaborative mix.
Participants may certainly play their own devices (iOS/android/Win8) during the workshop, however a large and varied supply of additional devices, peripheral equipment and amplifiers will also be provided. Participants are thus encouraged to mix, match, integrate, collaborate and experiment with a multitude of devices and apps during the course.
Matthias Krebs is a professional app musician, physicist, opera singer, multi instrumentalist and scientist. For many years now, he has also been active in theater production as a sound artist and composer. He founded the DigiEnsemble Berlin in 2010. Today it is the first professional music ensemble that regularly performs with mobile apps on physical stages (http://digiensemble.de).
Link to sign up:
Mobile music making workshop
Here is the Youtube channel for the Workshop / Seminar where you can see a lot of what happened last year: