Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette
Creating in Reason
with Danny Devillier
Tuesday January 15th, 6PM
Reason, by Propellerhead Software, is one of the most powerful tools being used by musicians to write and create music on computers. Devillier is one of Acadiana’s most talented and innovative composers as well as a professional musician with years of experience. Because it provides instant feedback for edits and acoustic simulation, Reason is a big part of Devillier's process of experimentation in composition.
Devillier has created a workshop especially tailored to teaching you how to use and make better use your Music Office Co-op’s version of Reason. Devillier will guide participants through the basic components of the software up to building tracks and adding effects. He’ll then share some of his expertise when it comes to tweaking and exploring the multitude of possibilities for enriching your music or composition using this powerful software application and the tools available to you here at the Co-Op.
This workshop will take place at Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette, located at 203 Jefferson Street , Lafayette, LA
After you read his bio below, you will not want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best musicians and teachers our community has to offer.
Danny Devillier received a Masterʼs degree in music theory and composition from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1998 and has worked as a professional musician and educator for the past 14 years in Lafayette and New Orleans. He has shared the stage with some of the regions most well-known musicians including Terrance Simien, Michael Doucet, David Egan, Mem Shannon, Theresa Andersson, Bonsoir Catin, and Anders Osbourne performing all over the United States and overseas. He has taught children and young adults of all ages in and around the community of Lafayette through his continuing involvement in music education. His arrangements and compositions
include works for marching band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, dance, theater, and other mixed media, and have been performed by the Acadiana Symphony, U. L. Lafayetteʼs wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, orchestra, and dance and theater departments, the Dayton Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous area high school marching bands. In 2010 he received the award for Best Composition at the Acadiana Film Festival. He is currently an adjunct instructor of percussion in the Performing Arts department at U.L. Lafayette, adjunct music instructor at Southwest Louisiana Community College, and teaches drums, piano, and composition at the Acadiana School of the Arts in Lafayette. He currently plays drums with the Cajun bands Bonsoir Catin and Balfa Toujours, plays drums and violin in the electro-rock band Fights!, and
performs as a multi-instrumentalist with his own duo called DND and the Mystery 3. His current commission for computer and wind ensemble is called “The Bright Wild Places Where Boom Bands Are Playing” and will be premiered in March 2013 during the University of Louisiana Lafayetteʼs annual S.P.A.R.K. festival.