SOUND INTENSIVE

JAN 8 - 21, 2023 | PLAYA MADERAS | NICARAGUA

MUSIC PRODUCTION AND ABLETON IMMERSIVE

WELCOME TO THE SOUND RESIDENCY.

The alternate reality designed for creators and producers of our generation. A space designed to enter peak states of mind through sound. 

Just off the beaten path in the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, this artist residency is a conscious container & project incubator for creatives looking for a hero’s dose of inspiration and a boost in creative energy to accomplish their vision and remember their infinite potential. 

 

SOUND INTENSIVE 2
MUSIC PRODUCTION AND ABLETON IMMERSIVE

Momentom’s Sound Intensive provides residents from around the world with the unique opportunity to write and record in a state-of-the-art music studio, while being inspired by the Momentom lifestyle and community.

In this 2 week music intensive, residents will be guided into a progressive 10 class series on how to create originally produced music with David Satori (Beats Antique and Dirtwire), Izzy Wise (@izzy_wise),  and NAOBA. (@NAOBAmusic)

Using Ableton techniques, as well as live vocal and instrument samples, the decades of experience between our guest facilitators will allow you to enter a space of devotion to your craft.

For the first week of residency, David Satori, with his over 20 years of experience as a touring and performing musician as well as a DJ, will be guiding you through his 5 class series on what it takes to make your own music using Ableton Live software.  Throughout this time David has also traveled the world and has become proficient in the musical language of many cultures and will be able to walk residents through how to incorporate unique and unusual samples into original tracks and productions.

In the first week David will be guiding us through the following:

  • We will build a track together from the bottom up.
  • Each member of the workshop can participate in the recording process.
  • We will walk through the basics of recording using Ableton Live software.
  • Learn different types of collaborative methods.
  • Explore playing the producer and artist.
  • Learn how to edit and arrange a track 
  • Learn basic Mixing and Mastering skills
  • Look at new marketing strategies.
  • Look at new models of owning and distributing music.
  • Walk away with an original collaborative track!
 

Izzy Wise will then follow up on the second week with a continued dive into Ableton uses and techniques, as well as a focus on sampling and what it takes to incorporate live looping.  David and Izzy will also be DJing an ecstatic Dance experience for us at the end of the first week.

NAOBA, our certified in-house studio manager, will be there to support the curriculum with her unique takes on sound compositions, remixing, as well as curating ecstatic dance sets.  She will also be available to guide you through your time in our professional recording studio.

As a community we will produce an original track at the end of our 2 weeks together, and overall come away with a better understanding of all the elements that go into song creation, performance DJ sets, and what it takes to navigate the wild world of the music industry. 

DETAILS

LOCATION

Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

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DATES
Jan 8 – 21, 2023

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RESIDENCY FOCUSES

Sound Production
Original Content Creation
Ableton Immersion
DJ Skills Tutorials
Song + Sound Compositions
Live Remixing
Yoga + Meditation 
Surf Culture
Cacao Ceremony

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RESIDENCY TUITION

Dorm Accommodations:
$3000 USD

Twin Shared Accommodations:
$3500 USD

Private Accommodations:
$5000 USD

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WHO
Photographers, DJs, Sound Producers, Musicians, Influencers,  Movement & Circus Artists & Performers, Yogis, Clowns,  Digital Nomads , Entrepreneurs, Creatives, Artists, Authors, Content Creators of all kinds.

If you are having trouble filling out the application form, click here to contact us  and a member of our team will be in touch soon. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

All amenities available to residents: including Co-Work Space, Movement Space, Yoga Studio, and Fully Equipped Music Recording Studio, this Artist Residency is designed for Musicians, Content Creators, Sound Producers, Artists, DJs,  Dancers, visual artists, singers, healers, actors, surfers and clowns. 

Surrounded by the Momentom Media Team, residents can record with master sound engineers, capture promotional videos, and have access to portfolio photographers. 

Residents will have access to intensives in a variety of subjects and topics in the musical & artistic field –  while also having time to develop their personal projects, spirit, and portfolio. With the unique opportunity of living and training with the ‘Masters of Music and Sound’ –  this is where you go to create the baseline and rhythm for the optimal lifestyle.

As a resident, you’ll have access to:

  • 4+ hours of daily training.

  • 3x a day plant based superfood meals

  • Live with a professional line up of guest teachers.

  • One-on-one coaching for your artistic visions.

  • Access to iconic Momentom photography and videography services.

  • Ecstatic dances, and some of the best networking opportunities in the industry.

NOT A MUSICIAN?

It is not essential to be a musician to join a Sound Residency community experience.  We all have creative potential, and the beauty of community living experiences is that you can be curious about parts of yourself that you may not always have the time to investigate otherwise.  Each residency is unique and our offerings are the same. 

So in addition to our musical instructions you can also take part in the movement classes, the ecstatic dances, sit in on panel style discussion, and learn skills that can inspire you to develop new hobbies and habits.    The venue is located on Playa Maderas, which is a secluded beach near San Juan Del Sur, with one of the greatest surf breaks on the continent.  So whether in the studio, or in the water, or on the beach watching sunset, you will be able to enjoy an inward and outward journey of your creation.

This is our promise to you – you will find more than what you thought you were looking for.

FIELDS OF STUDY

DJ/ Music Production

  • Ableton Live Intensive
  • Ambient & Nature Recordings
  • Rhythm & Percussion Creation
  • Analog & Synthesis
  • Live Ecstatic Sets/ Ecstatic Dances
  • Master Class
  • Access to World Class Music Studio 

Music Workshops

  • Music Jams
  • Voice Activation
  • Live Looping

Movement Arts

  • Circus
  • Yoga
  • Embodied Movement
  • Access to Surf Beach

INCLUSIONS

  • Private or shared accommodations
  • 3 x Plant based meals per day
  • Co working & co-creation zone with Wifi
  • Yoga, meditation, movement classes, clown, Ted-Style talks
  • Access to all music, movement and expression workshops
  • Access to surf boards
  • 24 hr access to music studio
  • 24 hr access to training spaces
  • Live with guest teachers, coaches, energy healers and business speakers from all over the world
  • 5 mins walk to world class surf beaches
  • Cabaret shows & full moon events
  • The ultimate barefoot lifestyle

LAST SEASONS MUSIC PRODUCTION CURRICULUM

Mindfulness

CLASS 1

Critical Listening | Introduction to Music & Song Theory.

Aerials_circus_arts

CLASS 2

Beats.

Transformational_events

CLASS 3

Bass | Melody | Harmony.

Yoga

CLASS 4

Arrangement.

Media

CLASS 5

Recording | Introduction to Studio.

Bioarchitecture

CLASS 6

Sound Design | FX | Transitions | Field & Foley recording.

Virtual_reality

CLASS 7

Performing live with Ableton | Creating Sound Journeys.

Permaculture

CLASS 8

Mixing | MixDown.

Work_space

CLASS 9

Advanced Ableton Techniques: Warping, Groove Pool, Automation.

Outreach

CLASS 10

Master Class on Music Production.

Embodied_movement

CLASS 11

Master Class on Artist Development and Management.

Profesional_development

CLASS 12

Master Class on how to make a Remix | Edit.

FAQS

After your application has been accepted, within the following week, you will need to pay a 50 percent deposit to book your place. Then we ask that you pay the remaining amount no more than 30 days before your residency. If you cancel before this time we honor 50% of your deposit as credit for a future residency. If you do not cancel before this time, you will forfeit your deposit and we will have to give the space to someone else.

We believe in the medicine of community so much that we want our experiences to be as accessible as possible. We can evaluate this on a case by case basis and we are open to working with you if you need support and we can come to a suitable agreement. After you apply, you can notify our sales team as to your specific inquiries around payment structure.

LOCATION

ACCOMMODATIONS

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

Dorm style accommodation. Prices include meal plan and access to all workshops, classes and events.

$3000 USD

TWIN SHARE / COUPLES

Twin share / double accommodations. Prices include meal plan and access to all classes and events.

$3500 USD

PRIVATE ROOM

Your own private room with full size bed. Prices include meal plan and access to all classes and events.

$5000 USD

MOMENTOM COLLECTIVE TEAM

More to be announced soon.
Stay tuned! 

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David Satori

Guest Teacher

Multi Instrumentalist, Original Electronic Production, Ableton Instructor

@davidsatori

@dirtwire

@beatsantique

Click here to view website

Izzy Wise

Izzy Wise

Guest Teacher

Musician, DJ, Producer, Audio Engineer, Adventurer 

@izzy_wise

NAOBA

NAOBA

Guest Teacher

Sound Producer, Biologist, Multi-disciplinary Artist

@naobamusic

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John Early

Momentom Co-Founder

Community Leadership, Yoga, Acroyoga, Author & Musician

@johntearly

Vanessa

Vanessa Panton

Residency Manager

Spoken Word Poet, Writer,  Actress, Vibe Smith

@vanessapanton

Ricky

Ricky Saenz

Residency Manager

DJ, Cultural Relations  & Translator, Clown & Circus Lead

@irickysaenz

TJ

Tijana Starling

Chef

Permaculture Enthusiast, Farm to Table Chef, Nutrition and Movement

@tjstarling

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Kelly Sulli

Chef

Nature Lover, Traveling Foodie, Breathwork & Meditation Teacher

@kellysulli 

@kels_kitch

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