You might not know Laura Escudé’s name, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen her work. As a live show programmer, she’s collaborated with Kanye West, JAY-Z, Logic and Charli XCX. She’s programmed music for Cirque du Soleil and American Idol.
And through her company, Electronic Creatives, she manages an entire team of programmers and playback engineers that’s expanded her client base even further, to include such artists as Drake, The Weeknd, Pentatonix and Harry Styles.
As one of the pioneers in live show programming — especially the use of Ableton Live software, now widely regarded as the industry standard — Escudé has helped reshape how the concert industry uses electronic music and digital playback across virtually every genre of music.
Probability Pack is a set of five innovative step sequencers and idea generators that add controlled randomization to any composition and performance process. Each sequencer has a unique way of introducing subtle or extreme randomization to patterns for unpredictable outcomes.
The pack includes Melodic Probability, Rhythmic Probability, and something called “Dr. Chaos”
►Last week, I sat down with David Day, who is the co-founder of Mmmmaven, an electronic music school and Together Boston, an annual festival that combines music, technology, and art for an interview at Mass Apparel.
►During our convo, we discuss MMMMaven, Boston’s electronic music scene, the re-emergence of disco, how Together Boston has evolved over the years, the music business, his life long mission of “keeping music as relevant as possible,” and more.