Event Details

The Ableton University Tour is a series of free music-making events taking place at university campuses across North America during September and October of 2018. Join Ableton in collaboration with a variety of artists and Ableton Certified Trainers from across the country for conversations, presentations, and track deconstructions.

The evening event is open to the public, and will be held at Room MUS/MB 115 at 6pm. All attendees joining must register via this Eventbrite page.


Public Schedule

6:00 - 8:00pm: Performative Presentation with Javad Butah (Ableton) Yeuda Ben-Atar (Certified Trainer) and KJ Sawka

Eventbrite RSVP ticket required


Event Guests:

KJ Sawka

KJ Sawka has been playing drums and producing for over 28 years. He has done extensive work with countless artists such as BT, Amon Tobin, Andy Summers of the Police and created the first contestant-band to perform on American Idol with 2010 runner-up Blake Lewis; he has played numerous TV shows such as Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen Degeneres to name a few. He has been at the forefront of music production, drum technology and taken many producers to main stages with electronic/live technology and connectivity.
"Widely recognized for his work as a member of renowned electronic music super-groups, Pendulum, and Destroid, KJ Sawka is undoubtedly one of the most illustrious, and respected figures in the industry today, with a unique ability to push the boundaries of dance music and foster innovation in the scene.

Yeuda Ben-Atar

Yeuda Ben-Atar, aka Side Brain, is a producer, performer, and music educator based in Los Angeles, California. He began his career in music playing keys and guitar in the 1990s.

After discovering Ableton Live 6 in 2007, he began producing hip-hop and soul-influenced music. In 2009, Yeuda founded Beat Lab LA, teaching private lessons in advanced electronic music production and performance. In 2011, he released his first album on the Holy Dubs Recording label out of Jerusalem, Israel.

At Beat Lab, Yeuda offers one-on-one and group lessons with custom-built curricula for each student or group. Classes include Getting Started with Live, Performing Onstage, Advanced Production Techniques, DJing with Ableton Live, Sound Design and Building Custom Controller Templates. In addition, all Beat Lab lessons are available via Skype.

Most of Yeuda’s time is devoted to making music for commercial use and live performances with a unique setup incorporating Ableton Live with classic video game controllers.

Javad Butah

Javad Butah is a Los Angeles-based musician, composer, producer, and educator. Javad holds a Masters Degree in Music from the California Institute of the Arts.

Javad has toured for over 20 years, performing as a solo artist as well as accompanying world-renowned musicians in distinguished venues domestically as well as abroad. The Los Angeles Times has called Javad "…a young, flashy, spectacular tabla player..." and the New York Times described Javad as being "...in virtuosic form…"

As an educator, Javad has built successful music programs based on not only teaching the practical applications of music production using the latest technology, but also integrating music theory, which he believes broadens their knowledge of the creative process.

Javad uses Ableton Live to create a blend of music that borrows from his love of both classical world music as well as contemporary sounds and techniques. As a brand manager for Ableton, Javad tours the United States giving lectures and demonstrations.

  • When: Thu Oct. 11
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Address: 9000 E Chaparral Rd.
    Scottsdale AZ,US 85256

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