P L I N T E R V A L S

E X P E R I E N C E


Presented by Music Masters Camps, July 31 – August 4, at the Full Moon Resort, New York.


ACTIVITIES / SCHEDULE


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Monday July 31

  • 3:00-4:30pm: Check in/registration
  • 4:30-5:30pm: Welcome/introductions to the team
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Meet & Greet with snacks/bar
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Dinner in the cafe
  • 8:00-9:00pm: Plintervals opening performance/jam
  • 9:00-11:00pm: Campfire hang

Tuesday August 1

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  • 8:30-10:00am: Breakfast in the cafe
  • 10:00-1:00pm: Group songwriting session (part 1)
  • 1:00-2:30pm: Lunch in the cafe
  • 2:30-4:30pm: Group songwriting session (part 2)
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Troy + Nathan rhythmic ideas seminar + Q&A (with everyone)
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Dinner in the cafe
  • 8:00-11:00pm: Open jamming, informal discussions

Wednesday August 2

  • 8:30-10:00am: Breakfast in the cafe
  • 10:00-1:00pm: Group recording session (part 1 - setting up)
  • 1:00-2:30pm: Lunch in the cafe
  • 2:30-4:30pm: Group recording session (part 2 - tracking)
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Randy Edwards media seminar + Q&A (with everyone)
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Dinner in the cafe
  • 8:00-11:00pm: Open jamming, informal discussions

Thursday August 3

  • 8:30-10:00am: Breakfast in the cafe
  • 10:00-1:00pm: Group recording session (part 3 - final touches)
  • 1:00-2:30pm: Lunch in the cafe
  • 2:30-4:30pm: Simon Grove production seminar (with Plintervals)
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Andy Alt marketing seminar + Q&A (with everyone)
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Dinner in the cafe
  • 8:00-9.00pm: Plintervals closing performance
  • 9:00-12:00am: Open jam/farewell party and campfire!

Friday August 4

  • 8:30-10:00am: Breakfast and farewell in the cafe
  • 11:00am: Check out

    THE PLINTERVALS WORKSHOP

    The heart of the camp, this activity will be broken up into various segments throughout the duration of the camp. Aaron and Plini will take attendees on an interactive journey through their world of music creation - from the discovery of the seed of an idea, via all the processes through which it is grown and nurtured, to becoming a piece of completed music.

    Though open-ended to accommodate the interests of the group, these sessions will inevitably lead to a range of discussions about where inspiration comes from, how to encourage and foster it during a creative slump, and approaches to building on it. Then, as an idea begins to grow into a tangible piece of music, the session will evolve into explorations of how this idea could be:

    • structured (via concepts of contrast and repetition)
    • arranged (via a range of ideas involving instrumentation, dynamics, layering, harmonisation)
    • performed (via decision-making with choices in gear, tone-craft, articulation and techniques)
    • and finally, produced into a finished piece of music.

    Throughout these sessions, active participation from all attendees will be encouraged, and the floor will remain perpetually open to questions, tangents and new directions of discussion, to the effect that no musical stone should remain unturned by the end of the camp!

    RANDY EDWARDS • MEDIA SEMINAR

    At the ripe young age of 23, Randy has already taken multiple laps around the world, as both a photographer and videographer for everything and everyone from weddings and models to artists like Animals As Leaders, Steve Vai, and of course, Plintervals. Here, Randy will discuss the inspiration and strategy behind creating unique media in an age where content creation is cheaper and more accessible than ever.

    Andy Alt • marketing seminar

    For the last 7 years, Andy has served as Online Marketing Director to 15-time Grammy Nominee & legendary guitar hero, Steve Vai and select artists on the Favored Nations Entertainment record label. Andy is also the inventor and CEO of interactive (and patented) guitar pickup company, A Little Thunder, which successfully launched via Kickstarter in late 2014 and now has thousands of customers all over the world. As a guitar player, Andy tours with Drake Bell and has recorded for Capitol Records, ABC, Disney, MTV, USA, NBC Television and Universal Music Group. In this seminar, Andy will discuss various marketing tips and techniques that have proven effective in helping both talented new-comers and established old-timers reach and engage with broader audiences.

    Troy + Nathan • rhythmic ideas seminar

    The world of progressive music has always revolved around exploring interesting rhythms and time signatures. In this seminar, Plintervals drummers Troy and Nathan will discuss ways to expand your rhythmic knowledge, and utilise complex rhythmic ideas in a musical context.

    Simon Grove • production seminar

    With home-studio recording becoming more accessible and affordable than ever, prolific bass player and independent studio-owner Simon will offer a range of tips to get the most out of your current set up, upgrade suggestions tailored to your interests and budget, and other engineering/production advice.

    Open jamming, informal discussions

    Throughout the duration of the camp, jamming between attendees will be encouraged, as well as open fireside conversations with the whole Plintervals team, to ensure no question (of any kind) remains unanswered!