Masterclass of music and technology "Connecta" by Emil Montgomery

  • Date: 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17 November 2018
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Place: Auditori
  • Payment activity with prior registration

Connecta offers students the possibility to become familiar with the software and the applications necessary to combine image and sound, without having to have previous experience in both fields.

The result of the workshop will be an audiovisual work composed by all the participants, which will be inspired by the daily environment of Es Baluard, for this sound samples and visual records of the most representative aspects of the cultural complex of the museum will be taken.

The recipients of the workshop will be those people interested in both musical creation and audiovisual, with basic knowledge of the use of digital tools. It is addressed to all those students, musicians, producers, DJs and fans of music in general. To register for the workshop, it is not necessary to have previous knowledge.

The workshop will be developed during two weeks in sessions of 2h for a group-class of 12 students maximum, in which a theoretical part and a practice will be taught.

Each student must come with their laptop or similar device (smartphone, tablet) with its corresponding charger, a USB of at least 15GB and headphones.

The registration fee is 25 euros (10% discount for Amics d’Es Baluard) and places are limited.

Registration until 2nd November:


1. General description of the most used programs to produce
2. Midi and Audio. Processes and application
3. Virtual Fx instruments and processors
4. Music: How to create rhythms, melodies and harmonies intuitively
5. Organization and development of a production session
6. Taking external sound samples
7. Creating your own project
8. Mixing and Mastering

Emil Montgomery (Montevideo, 1970)

1976 He began his studies in piano and music theory.

1987 He entered the Superior School of Music of Montevideo and made advanced studies in composition and electroacoustics.

1991 He presented his first multimedia concert at the Teatro del Anglo in Montevideo, highlighting his proposal in which he used laser holograms and synchronized video projections to a complex system of devices.

1993 Founds the C.I.S (Sound Research Center) and teaches compositional methods with computers to professionals and amateurs of music.

1995 Realizes “Concert for Tolerance”. The biggest open show in the history of Uruguay, in which he summoned 300,000 spectators, marking the Guinness record for the largest audience in his country. Receive the prestigious IRIS award.

1996 Jean-Michel Jarre dedicates a prologue to his album “Essence” in which he congratulates him on his work.
He is nominated by UNESCO as an Ambassador for Peace, and gets the UNESCO-Ashberg Prize to be awarded at the Center for Creative Arts of Virginia, USA.

1998 He is invited by the I.R.C.A.M Paris, to participate in the research and development of new devices in the application for musical composition. It develops numerous multitudinous concerts promoting the Ecology.

2000-2008 Invited by UNESCO Mexico moves to that country, where it develops numerous workshops and conferences on music and new technologies, working in exchange with the UNAM, the OEI and the Museum of Art and Technology of the Federal District. It promotes the concept of democratic art, spreading the idea that all people should be able to access the artistic creative process in order to strengthen the individual and collective values ​​that help to build a better society.
He teaches workshops at the MARCO (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey).

7th November 2018 → 17th November 2018