WELCOME TO ÉCLAT CREW

A music-making collective for female*, trans and non-binary electronic music producers.

éclat | eɪˈklɑː |
noun: brilliant display or effect; social distinction or conspicuous success

Éclat Crew is a Berlin-based Electronic Music Collective aiming to support, promote, and inspire the practice and output of female*, trans and non-binary artists through collaboration and cooperation.

We meet fortnightly in Berlin to work on shared music-making challenges. We also throw parties, and collaborate with other collectives and events around Berlin and Europe.

Pictured above: Ducks! at Éclat Crew Presents, May 2019.
Photo by Ray Wassef.

But why?

This event is about connecting producers from under-represented groups, and providing a time and a space to work, challenge each other, and honor and share our collected strengths and knowledge.

I don’t think I’m ready for this jelly...

Are you interested in music production? Then you’re ready! Even if you’ve never touched a DAW before, this is your opportunity to be amongst helpful, interested and engaged producers of all different genres and skill-levels.

What do I need to bring?

A laptop with a DAW installed (Garageband, Logic, Ableton, Fruity Loops, Pro Tools, Bitwig, Reaper, or any other DAW you can think of, preferably with as much of the extra content downloaded as possible), and headphones.

What do I get out of it?

An instant community of supportive music maker friends who understand the unique challenges facing minorities in the industry – a regular, scheduled opportunity to extend and expand your music-making practice – specific production challenges to push more established producers out of their comfort zones – shared knowledge from other members of the group through presentations and collaborations.

What about access?

Éclat Crew is currently run at The Workshop on Forsterstr 51. The closest bus is the M29, and the closest U-Bahn Station is Görlitzer Bahnhof (U1). We regret to say that at present our venue does not have step free access. However, producers who are unable to attend due to these accessibility considerations are encouraged to participate remotely. Please contact us for more information.

What about safety?

No one should have to be worried about their safety getting home from an event like Éclat Crew. Unfortunately, many people who attend events, parties and workshops by public transport are at risk, particularly trans women/trans-feminine people, people with disabilities and QTPOC (queer and trans people of colour) among others.

Éclat Crew is proud to be a member of Trans-Feminism International’s Get Home Safe Pot program.
You can read more about the program here: http://www.transfeminism.net/get-home-safe/

If you have concerns for your safety leaving Éclat Crew, just fill in the form below and we’ll make sure we seek you out during the event to provide you with either public transport tickets or a taxi service of your choice to ensure you can get home safe. You’re also welcome to approach Ivy during the event, pre-registration is NOT a requirement to use this service.
https://forms.gle/KXNtgM7qh6pMRM4v6

I liked Éclat Crew and want to find more things like it. Where do I find them?

Éclat Crew is proud to be a partner-project of Strength in Numbers, a mixed Beatmaking Collective meeting sporadically in Berlin.

Other great events happening in Berlin are:
Sample Science
Open Music Lab
Meetup Berlin / Fields and Frequencies
Common Ground

Éclat Crew meets Tuesdays fortnightly at The Workshop on Forster Str, 10997 Berlin. Send us a message for more info, or see our upcoming events page on Facebook.

 

Éclat Crew is funded by Musicboard Berlin Gmbh.
Éclat Crew was founded by Ivy Rossiter (she/her), a producer and beatmaker originally from New Zealand.

Many thanks to BitwigNative InstrumentsAbleton, and Noiiz.com for their ongoing support.

If you or your company is interesting in supporting or working with Éclat, please feel free to contact us.