LA Live User Group

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I'm giving a big talk next week at the LA Ableton Live user group monthly meeting about Max for Live. Here's the blurb from Ableton



**May 28: Los Angeles Ableton Live User Group welcomes Andrew Pask and Max for Live**

On May 28, Cycling '74's Andrew Pask, a content developer for Max for Live (Cycling '74's soon-to-be-released collaboration with Ableton) will visit the L.A. Ableton Live User Group. Andrew will present Max for Live and demonstrate some of its capabilities. For Live users with little or no Max experience, the presentation will provide some insight into the structure and use of Max, demonstrating how quickly and painlessly Max patches can be integrated into Live's workflow. Experienced Max users will have a chance to see how Live can enhance the Max experience. And, of course, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Andrew Pask is a Los Angeles-based saxophone player, clarinetist, and programmer. He has performed extensively in the U.S. and around the world and has recorded albums for West Coast Labels pfmentum and Ninewinds as both leader and sideman. His recent audio and video projects include a performance at the AK09 festival in Auckland, New Zealand, and video programming for Keri Bruno's "The God Project."

May 28, 2009, 8:00 PM

Ableton Live User Group-Los Angeles
SAE Institute
DFC Theater
6565 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Expo '74

by Andrew Pask

I'm heading up to San Francisco this week for the first Cycling '74 user conference. Should be a blast, the whole company is going to be there. I'm doing a talk about ITM and audio looping, I'm not sure what's going to happen to all the patches I've written for it, but I think there will be some way for non-attendees to get hold of them


by Andrew Pask



I'm going to be demoing Max for Live at the next meeting of LAVA, the Los Angeles video artists' collective run by VJFader.


Data-mosh me up, baby


From the mailout



Next LAVA Meeting is Wednesday April 15th @ 7 pm Our April LAVA is yet another goody packed session with high tech software and hardware demos. Andrew Pask from Cycling 74 will introduce the new MaxForLive, followed by Bryant Place's JazzMutant Lemur presentation. Andrew Pask works for Cycling 74, and is a musician and programmer in his own time. His recent video work includes a performance at theAK09 festival in Auckland, New Zealand, and video programming forKeri Bruno's "The God Project". He will be demoing Max for Live, Cycling 74's soon to be released collaboration with Ableton, with an eye for the new possibilities available to audio/video artists. This LAVA is hosted at M.O.T.'s studio in SilverLake: 2200 lemoyne st. los angeles,ca

Dogs of Auckland

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I'm going to play in the AK09 festival with Jonathan Besser and John Bell. This will be a cool gig. I started working on it a couple of months ago and we'll finish preparations in Auckland in mid March.

More info about it here

La Cholita

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With Tom McNalley

Jan 24 2009  Eastside Luv 1835 E. 1st Los Angeles 90033
shows - 11pm and 12 pm




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ResBox 01.15 featuring:


w/ dance by Roxanne Steinberg + live visuals by BK Bynum

Thursday, January 15, 8PM ResBox @ Steve Allen Theater The Center for Inquiry 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90027 $10 at the door or reservations at: (800) 595-4849 more info: (323) 666-4268 (all ages + free parking in lot + BYOB)

ResBox is a monthly experimental music series curated by Hans Fjellestad, every Third Thursday of the month.

Brotulid at the Neon Museum

by Andrew Pask


Friday November 7th 8pm

Museum of Neon Art 136 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


G.E. Stinson Guitars, analog effects, digital loops and sounds

Steuart Liebig Contrabass guitars, analog effects

Andrew Pask Clarinets and saxophones, generative digital effects and sounds

Brotulid combines improvisational and technological resources to create a constantly shifting perspective on the popular music of the last 50 years.

Greg Burk's "favorite post-humans" are very pleased to be presenting the latest of their collective musical explorations in the Los Angeles Museum of Neon Art.

Hooked on Lemon Drops

by Andrew Pask

Analog and digital signal processors, acoustic and electric instruments, a semi-perversion of the traditional jazz quartet (sax/piano/bass/drums), borrowed musings from other traditions, free improvisation, written music, shiny surfaces, smashing grooves, sound colors, throwdown . . . ya know . . . music. 

Andrew Pask: woodwinds and technology
Steuart Liebig: bass guitar and technology 
Wayne Peet: keyboards and technology
Christopher Allis: drums


9 October 2008

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Industry Cafe and Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 

Theatre Music

by Andrew Pask


Saturday September 6th 2008

Folly Bowl, Altadena. 

Sharon's Farm, and evening of short plays

"Shitty Barbeque" written and directed by Wesley Walker

With Richard Azurdia and Tamar Fortgang

"Hammers" written and directed by Guy Zimmerman

With Alex Adrian Cruz, Kim Debus, Gill Gayle, Jack Littman

"The Holy Dreamer of Kinsk" written and directed by Bernard Goldberg

With Molly Cleator, Tamar Fortgang, Gregory Littman, Tina Preston and Susanne Schulten


"The Accident" written and directed by Sharon Yablon

With Heidi Darkchuk and Mickey Swenson

"The Brothers Kut" written and direction by Rita Valencia

With Alex Adrian Cruz, Lake Sharpe, Rita Valencia

Music composed by Andrew Pask

Performed by Jeff Gauthier, Laura Escudé, Andrew Pask

Dangerous Curve

by Andrew Pask

Tonight at Dangerous Curve with Tom McNalley's disco band


Kaiser might come by and sit in. I'll take some electronics with me.


by Andrew Pask

 Sunday June 24th

Quintet at Edgemar in Santa Monica at 2.30pm for a couple of hours with McNalley and Kaiser - good times.

Kaiser big band party

by Andrew Pask

Jeff Kaiser: Farewell, Ventura!

Ventura City Hall
501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(downtown Ventura, where California Street runs into Poli)

Admission, $10

Jeff Kaiser Quintet
Brad Dutz, drum set;
Jim Connolly, electric bass;
Tom McNalley,  electric guitar
Andrew Pask, woodwinds;
Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and compositions

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet
(performing 13 Themes for a Triskaidekaphobic)
Kris Tiner, Dan Clucas, Brad Henkel
Bones: Michael Vlatkovich, George McMullen; Tuba: William Roper
Woodwinds: Vinny Golia, Andrew Pask, Jason Robinson, Nathaniel Morgan,
Emily Hay, Lynn Johnston
Electric Guitar: G.E. Stinson;
Percussion: Richie West, Brad Dutz
Basses: Jim Connolly, Hal Onserud, Steuart Liebig (electric contrabass)
Piano/Organ: Kevin Fukagawa

Conductor/compositions: Jeff Kaiser


by Andrew Pask

Steuart Liebig has, or is about to release a new album, Sulphur, on Pfmentum.

I'm playing clarinet and bass clarinet on it.

Hopefully we'll be having a release party at some stage - I'll update this post when I get details of links and stuff.