SOUND INTENSIVE 1

NOV 20 - DEC 3, 2022 | JAN 8 - 21, 2023 | MADERAS VILLAGE

SOUND HEALING | MUSIC PRODUCTION

JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH SOUND INTENSIVES.

We’ve invited some of our community’s top music producers, musicians, sound healers, movement artists to guide us through the iconic Momentom experience – this time for 2 week intensives. Capped at 30 residents, the first intensive residency will run in November for our music medicine and body percussion course, and then we will focus our following 2 weeks in January around original music production and the creation of memorable Dj and ecstatic dance sets.

SOUND INTENSIVE 1
BODY PERCUSSION AND SOUND HEALING

 We are quite literally made of Music.  In this 2 week Intensive, we will be guided into the deep awareness of that principle by using some of the most simple and tactile modalities to produce sound.  Most notably- ourselves 🙂  Incredibly talented multi Instrumentalist Porangui and shamans and ceremonialist musicians Margeaux and Matute from Nicaragua, will be guiding us through how we can come to know ourselves as the instrument.

From our voice, to our hands, to the way we move, music is one of the most foundational aspects of the human experience.  In this training you will be guided in a  progressive workshop series to understand better how to use yourself to create beautiful melodies, to use sound bowls and other instruments to set the frequency and vibration of an experience, and how music is at once a full celebration and can also be the most potent of medicines for relaxation and healing.

 

SOUND INTENSIVE 2
MUSIC PRODUCTION AND ABLETON IMMERSIVE

How do we define what it means to be a DJ?  How can we craft our musical storytelling in this digital age?  

In this 2 week musical adventure intensive, you will be guided into a Masterclass presentation on how to create originally produced music with David Satori (Beats Antique and Dirtwire), and another guest teacher to be announced soon.

Using Ableton techniques as well as live vocal and instrument samples, the decades of experience between both our guest facilitators will allow you to enter a space of devotion to your craft.  Last season the residents launched our first online digital residency NFT collections, and we included some of the tracks that were produced in house.   As a community we will produce original tracks at the end of our 2 weeks together, as well as come away with a better understanding of all the elements that go into song creation and performance DJ sets. 

We don’t know where the world is going, but we know our world is the one reality we choose to be waking up into. 

Welcome to Nicaragua Residency – the alternate reality designed for creators and producers of our generation. A space designed to enter peak states of mind.

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 your infinity. 

For us, music is the bridge between form and the formless – through space and time – able to project listeners into new dimensions, into new heightened  states of consciousness . Sound allows for us to remember memories from beyond the “self” -and helps us tap into our inner alchemists helping us heal from the inside out. It is through healing ourselves that we can heal the world outside of us and through sound, we are in service.

We come together to harmonize through our bodies and minds and glimpse together in the timeless state of consciousness. Our bodies are the main musical instruments and vessels that commune with the invisible dimensions. By activating our bodies and voices, we dive deeper into the states of consciousness apt for flow states. We enter the liminal space to create new worlds through sound and transcend the trance of limitation. 

We’ve invited some of our community’s top music producers, musicians, sound healers, movement artists to guide us through the iconic Momentom experience – this time for a 2 weeks intensives. 

We are lucky to have renowned artists facilitate their original workshops to give your personal and professional insider tips in how to alchemize your dreams into your daily expression.

 

DETAILS

LOCATION
Momentom Village
Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

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SOUND INTENSIVE 1
SOUND HEALING | BODY PERCUSSION

Nov 20 –  Dec 3, 2022

Body percussion and sound healing with Porangui and Margeaux and Matute.

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SOUND INTENSIVE 2
DJ IMMERSIVE | MUSIC PRODUCTION

Jan 8 – 21, 2023

Music Production, Ableton, how to Dj with David Satori and another guest teacher TBA.

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RESIDENCY FOCUSES

Sound Production
Sound Healing
Content Creation
Embodied Movement
Surf Culture
Plant Medicine
Maderas Village

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PRICES 

Dorm Accommodations:
Early Bird Rate $2650 USD 
(Only until August 28th, 2022)
$3000 USD

Twin Shared Accommodations:
Early Bird Rate $3150 USD 
(Only until August 28th, 2022)
$3500 USD

Private Accommodations:
Early Bird Rate $4650 USD 
(Only until August 28th, 2022)
$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. 

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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, work with our graphics team, capture promotions videos and portfolio photography 

Residents will have access to intensives in a variety of subjects and topics in the Musical & Artist 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 training, plant based superfood meals, mind body and music, 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? Join the crew to navigate the collective vibration, take part of the movement workshops, the ecstatic dances, sit in on Ted-Style Talks and learn how to navigate inter-dimensions, enter dream states. 

Maderas is a secluded beach near San Juan Del Sur, with one of the greatest breaks in the continent. From our residency space, we can witness the sunset every day. This is our promise to you. You will leave a different person when you leave.

Momentom Nicaragua is held at the former Maderas Village site, at one of Nicaragua’s most famous surf breaks, Playa Maderas located just North of San Juan del Sur. 

Momentom’s Music Production and Sound Healing Residency 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.

LAST SEASONS MUSIC PRODUCTION CURRICULUM

Mindfulness

CLASS 1

Critical Listening / Introduction to Music & Song Theory.

In this class we will discuss the topic of what really is music and music production…. What do we really need to understand before we start the process of action and creation?  We will talk about how to critically listen to music and do it together in class to prepare our minds for creativity. Mose and J.Pool will speak about their creative processes, what inspires them, and how they have learned to channel their spirits into music.

Aerials_circus_arts

CLASS 2

Beats.

This class is all about rhythm… how to make inspiring beats in Ableton live. We will show you how to create various rhythms that you know and love, as well as how to play and be free. We will talk about what makes a beat groovy and how to use percussion loops to fill in your beats.

Transformational_events

CLASS 3

Bass / Melody / Harmony.

Once we’ve laid the foundation of making a nice beat, we will get into discuss musicality… how to make a bass line, melody, and harmony that all work together and how to use some of Ableton Live’s amazing tools to spark your creativity and bring new ideas.

Yoga

CLASS 4

Arrangement.

Now that you’ve created a nice sketch of a musical idea, we will show you how to work in arrangement view of Ableton and how to begin to bring that sketch to life in the form of a full song.

Media

CLASS 5

Recording. Introduction to Studio.

In this class, we will have our first look at the studio! We will show you what you need and how to record in Ableton Live as well as the basic elements and design of a professional music studio.

Bioarchitecture

CLASS 6

Sound Design / Fx / Transitions / Field & Foley recording.

This class is about diving a bit deeper into the details of music production. We will look at creative methods of sound design, and show you how to easily record sounds in your environment and implement them in your music. We will also talk about how to use some FX and these sound design techniques to fill out your music and make it sound more interesting and pro!

Virtual_reality

CLASS 7

Performing live with Ableton (Using midi devices) / Creating Sound Journeys / Live looping with Ableton / DJ in Ableton Live

Time to learn about performing live! There are infinite ways to use Ableton Live as an instrument to perform live. In this class we will talk a bit about the technical basics, about the tools you might need, and how to think about making a live set that will work for you.

Permaculture

CLASS 8

Mixing / MixDown

This class is about taking a closer look at FX and audio processing, we will show you the tools you need to make your music sound tight and pro.

Work_space

CLASS 9

Advanced Ableton Techniques: Warping, Groove Pool, Automation.

Make it trippy! Now that we’ve covered many of the basic elements of creating music and performing live, we will take some time to dive deeper into creative techniques with the tools available in Ableton to really make your music interesting.

Outreach

CLASS 10

Mose Master Class on Music Production.

In this class Mose will be giving us a look into his production and performance process, giving a full breakdown of how he produced and performs one of his songs.

Embodied_movement

CLASS 11

Mose Master Class on Artist Development and Management.

For this class Mose will be giving us some guidance on how to really start your music career, talking about all the basic elements and content you need to start your project and eventually, if it’s what you’re looking for, to make a living from music.

Profesional_development

CLASS 12

J. Pool Master Class on how to make a Remix / Edit.

In this class J.Pool will talk about his process in making a remix and edit of a song…. and what’s the difference? He will be giving a full look at some of his productions, sharing tips and techniques.

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
Sound Healing 

Movement Arts
Circus
Yoga
Embodied Movement 
Access to Surf Beach

INCLUSIONS

  • Private or Shared Accommodations
  • 2 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

ACCOMMODATIONS

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

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

Early Bird Rate $2650 USD 
(Only until August 28th, 2022)
$3000 USD

TWIN SHARE / COUPLES

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

Early Bird Rate $2650 USD 
(Only until August 28th, 2022)
$3500 USD

PRIVATE ROOM

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

Early Bird Rate $4650 USD 
(Only until August 28th, 2022)
$5000 USD

LOCATION

THE MUSIC STUDIO

GEAR
Pro tools 11/12
UA Apollo 16 with Realtime UAD Extensive UAD collection
UA Apollo twin linked with Apollo 16 Ssl Xdesk
Adam A7 monitors
KRK Rokit 5 monitors

PREAMPS (16 ch):
Aurora Audio GTP-8 Manley Mono 60db API 3124+
Universal Audio 2-610 Phoenix DRS-Q

RIBBON MICS
Coles 4038 ribbon (PAIR)

LDC MICS
Beeznees Oliver (tube 47-style) mic Neumann TLM-102 (PAIR)
Audio Technica at4047
Advanced Audio cm87 Beyerdynamic mc840 MP Beyerdynamic mc740 MP

SDC MICS
Beeznees lulu/km84 (PAIR) AKG 451 c-2
Shotgun shell RED mic

DYNAMIC MICS
Sennheiser md421
Audix D6
Shure57/58’s
Vintage Philips stereo mic

GUITAR/BASS
Gibson Les Paul Studio Epiphone Acoustic Fender Strat
Fender Tele

Vintage fender vibrochamp blackface Fender Acoustic
Gold Tone acoustic micro-bass

KEYS/MIDI
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol49 Arturia keylab49
Novation launchpad mini

DRUM
Tama shell kit
70’s ludwig Supraphonic snare Vintage new beats hats Vintage ride and crash cymbals DW-7000
Pearl “Ghost” cajon
Various perc/hand drums

LAST SEASONS HOSTS

Mose52

MOSE

DJ
Music Producer
Ecstatic Dance
Yoga & Cacao Dance sets

@mosemusica

j pool

JPOOL

Music Producer
DJ
Ableton Live

@jpoolmusic

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NAOBA

Sound Producer
Biologist
Multi-disciplinary Artist

@naobamusic

Matute Margaux Nicaragua

MATUTE & MARGAUX

Sound Healing
Percussion
Yoga
Ceremony

@soundhealingyoga

Jade

JADE

Residency Manager
Yoga
Meditation
Breathwork

@lyfe.jade

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GABRIELLE BONNEVILLE

Co-Founder of Momentom
Yoga & Meditation
Lucid Dreaming
Flow Consciousness

@Gaby_Boop

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JOHN EARLY

Co-Founder of Momentom
Yoga & Chakra Toning
Published Author
Music

@johntearly

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THERESE LOWTON

Co-Founder of Momentom
Yoga,  Pranayama
Sound Healing, Aerial Arts
Graphic & Web Design

@tlowton