Jun 9, 2014

6/14 Saturday - Intro to Field Recordings with Ryan Kleeman

This Saturday 6/14, Ryan Kleeman will take us to a deep journey into the sound of nature in the Overlap Education class - Listening to Nature Part 1: Intro to Field Recordings.

Students will explore Redwood Regional Park in Oakland and have hands-on experiences to capture the surrounding sounds.

Eventbrite - Listening to Nature Part 1: Introduction to Field Recording with Ryan Kleeman

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Jun 6, 2014

5.25.14 SUNIGHT - Recap

Thank you for coming to the 2nd SUNIGHT on May 25th. What a great time with all of you. Here are some photos from the event -

We hope to see you again on the next SUNIGHT in July! More details coming up soon.

Dj Manitous got people cozy on the pillows.

Big Phone on the stage!

Dj Manitous on the stage!

Christopher Willits' immersive set.

Willits on the stage!

More of Big Phone jamming.

Marisol preparing her tasty and speical tonics!

Beautiful lamp made by Irene creating a great feel for the night.

A wonderful vibe creating by all of you who came to hang out with us.

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Jun 4, 2014

Christopher Willits - June 5th, 2014 - Milllennium Park, Chicago

Christopher Willits is performing at the Millennium Park in Chicago this Thursday 6/5 for the event Loops and Variations

Show starts at 6:30 pm at Jay Pritzker Pavilion inside the park. Free admission.

Detail info here

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Jun 2, 2014

Overlap Education - Listening to Nature Part 1 - June 14th, 2014 - Overlap Studio

On Saturday, June 14th, we are offering another workshop Listening to Nature Part 1: Intro to Field Recordings with Ryan Kleeman. In this workshop, Ryan will take us to Redwood Regional Park to explore and experiment with various tools and techniques for recording.

Limited seats only. Enroll in the class soon.

Listening to Nature Part 1: Introduction to Field Recording

Eventbrite - Listening to Nature Part 1: Introduction to Field Recording with Ryan Kleeman


This class allows us to take a deep journey into the wonderful sounds of nature. Through observing, engaging, and active listening, we connect to the natural world in new and unique ways. The focus of this class is to immerse ourselves in the vast array of sounds in the wild, increasing our abilities for active listening and capturing some of these amazing sounds with field recording devices. This class serves as an introduction for those just getting started with field recording and prepares students for the next class in this sequence (Listening to Nature Part 2: Integrating Field Recordings).

Students will learn about stereo microphone techniques, gain structure, wind protection, filtering out low frequencies, and optimizing field recording devices for pristine field recordings.


This class is customized to the needs of the students. Some of the core topics include:

1. Stereo recording techniques

2. Recording with proper levels, and how to optimize recording equipment in the field.


Instructor: Ryan Kleeman

Date: 12 - 5 pm June 14, 2014

Location: The Voice Loft (4053 Harlan St. #202, Emeryville, CA)

Field Recording Location:  Redwood Regional Park, Redwood Regional Road (Parking Location #3 after entrance to the park)

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May 30, 2014

Reuben Wu - Infinite Sustain - Lot 21, San Francisco

From May 22 to June 25, Lot 21 Gallery is exhibiting Reuben Wu's photography.

Info of the exhibition here - Infinite Sustain

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May 28, 2014

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Filmmakers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan produce the documentary film INHABIT to introduce the concept of premaculture. The film is launching at the kickstarter campaign. Here is the video and what the team says about the project -

"Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture. It presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces."

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May 26, 2014

Ableton Live 1 - June 28th, 2014 - Overlap Studio

Ableton Live 1

Eventbrite - Ableton Live 1 with Christopher Willits


Ableton Live is a real-time audio production tool that eliminates the boundaries between composition, performance, recording and sound design. 

This cutting-edge, award-winning software has quickly become the creative standard for composition, sequencing, looping, and processing sound. 

In this class you will learn the basics of this amazing audio tool and leave the class inspired to create your own music.

Students are encouraged to bring their own sound material to work with.


Some of the key topics include:

* Understanding the Ableton Live interface - The Session and Arrangement Views

* Feel comfortable with the basic concepts of tempo and meter

* Import, and loop pre-recorded sounds

* Create compositions with scenes

* Utilize Live Devices and Digital Signal Processing to make entirely new sounds.

* Record loops for composition and live performance.

* Setting up a session for live performance.


Instructor: Christopher Willits

Date: 12-4pm June 28th, 2014

Location: Overlap Studio, Oakland CA. (Fruitvale area address shared upon registration).

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