Elena Colombi, Manuka Honey and more confirmed for Saffron’s 7 Days of Sound

Manuka Honey
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The week of online events takes place from 27 January to 2 February.

Saffron‘s 7 Days of Sound returns for its third iteration this year. The Bristol-based non-profit has announced the full programme for the digital event, which offers a series of music tech workshops for women, non-binary and trans people worldwide. Each day will focus on a different area with the workshops covering vocal techniques, composing string arrangements, live electronic setups, mixing and mastering and more.

7 Days of Sound begins with a session from Trishes on 27 January focussed on live electronic and vocal performance setup, giving insight into Trishes’ own approach and dealing with practical aspects of live performance. The following day will see a Mixdown Surgery Hour with rRoxymore.

On the third day, there’ll be two sessions with a workshop on vocal production tips from Pop Roberts followed later on by a session with producer and XL Recordings in-house engineer Josette Joseph. The latter workshop will delve into Joseph’s approach to making track variations, putting together collaborative projects and recording and processing sounds as well as her work as a producer both for other artists and on her own projects.

There’s also a workshop on composing and arranging for strings with Homay Schmitz and a session on setting up your own label with Elena Colombi – who runs the Osàre! Editions imprint – covering everything from A&R and release formats to admin and distribution.

For the final two days of the digital event, Saffron will host SUZIO co-founder Manuka Honey. The artist, producer, writer and DJ will present a workshop on multi-genre DJ mixing. Wrapping up the week, there’ll be a Q&A session with mastering engineer Heba Kadry – who has worked with artists including Björk, Yaeji, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Slowdive and Mykki Blanco – discussing her journey into engineering and her working processes.

Head to Saffron’s website for 7 Days of Sound tickets and further information.

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