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Dan Freeman, an artist, producer, bassist, and music technologist based in Brooklyn, is a leading expert on the integration of live instruments with laptops using Ableton Live. Born in Boston, Freeman received an AB in history from Harvard. After graduation, he moved to New York to work as a session bass player and has performed with a variety of major label artists, DJs, and Broadway pit orchestras throughout North America, South America, and Europe in venues ranging from underground Brooklyn loft parties to Carnegie Hall. Freeman is on the faculty at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and is an Ableton Certified Trainer and trains artists in live performance techniques for Ableton, Inc. He has performed and given workshops on electronic music production and performance at festivals, universities, and schools worldwide, including at SXSW (Austin), Harvard, Berklee College of Music, DNA Music (Bogotá), Tecnológico Monterrey (Mexico City), Universidad de Santiago (USACH; Chile), and Sónar (Spain). In 2015, he founded the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory, a platform that brings top digital music producers/performers and educators to emerging markets in Latin America for courses and performances. The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory has done numerous workshops and courses in Latin America, including in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. In 2017, he partnered with DJLab in San José, Costa Rica, to create and direct Central America’s first certificate program in electronic music production.