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Techno superstar Richie Hawtin to host music workshop

Electronic music innovator and DJ Richie Hawtin will present a workshop called “CNTRL: Beyond EDM - Electronic & Techno(logy) Based Music” at the University of Windsor’s Ambassador Auditorium on November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will combine educational daytime lectures on music technology for fans of electronic dance music (EDM), showing them the roots of the music, the history of a global movement and the future of music technology and performance.

Windsor is very close to home for the LaSalle native, and close to Detroit, the birthplace of techno and of Hawtin’s career.

Hawtin will be joined by techno artists Loco Dice, Carl Craig and Ean Golden, who will share their knowledge and expertise on the genre, and will invite local industry pioneers to take part in the events.

“Richie Hawtin is one of most highly-regarded electronic music artists in the world and we are thrilled to have him share his knowledge of electronic music at the University of Windsor,” says Josh Paglione, director of student life for the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance. “The educational value of this workshop for our students is excellent, especially because of the increasing popularity of electronic dance music today. I hope that today’s generation of electronic music lovers will start to explore the more artistic side of dance music.”

The workshop, part of the North America-wide tour, is sponsored by the student alliance in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Admission is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

— by Chantelle Myers