MMNY Panel Discussion With Adriano Clemente

Here’s a podcast I did in April for Make Music New York with my fellow Dubspot instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Adriano Clemente at the Cornelia St. Cafe in NYC.  We talked about how digital technology and controllerism is shaping live performance and give a live demo of some of our instruments including the Ableton PUSH. 


Dubspot NYC Ableton User Group – July 22, 2014: 9:30 – 11:00

This Tuesday, July 22 the Dubspot NYC Ableton User Group is back with Brent Arnold.

Dubspot NYC Ableton User Group

Words To Live By…

With the news becoming unbearable to watch, here are some words that were shared by Tim McCarthy which I found incredible apt.

“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death–ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those coming after us.”- James Baldwin.

Matt’s Blondie Set-Up

I’ve known Matt for quite awhile.  Fantastic musician.  Here’s his description of how he uses Ableton Live to trigger tracks and sounds for Blondie.


New Dubspot Video

Here’s a recent video I did that is the first of a series on different ways of using Ableton Live with analog instruments.  Enjoy.


Friday, April 4, 2014 – Live at the Rubin Museum

On Friday, April 4, Comandante Zero will make a special appearance at  New York City’s Rubin Museum for an event of music and digital art.  See here for details and tickets. 

Rubin Museum

Live In Curitiba, Brazil – My current PUSH Set-Up.

Dan FreeMan (CØm1x) - Live on the Ableton PUSH

Dan FreeMan (CØm1x) - Live on the Ableton PUSH

Coming Up – The Dubspot/AIMEC Brazil Workshops

Here’s a nice little video made by AIMEC about what’s on the menu for the Dubspot/AIMEC workshops next week:

Dubspot/AIMEC Brazil Workshops

I’m really excited and happy to be returning to Brazil next month.  Here are the details. 

Dubspot/AIMEC DanFreeman Brazil

Dubspot/AIMEC DanFreeman Brazil

Profile On the Ableton Blog

Ableton just published a profile on their blog today where I chat a bit about what merging instruments and computers in live performance was like back in the day.