International electronic music producer, controllerist, violinist and live show designer Laura Escudé has been an important figure in some of the most revered concerts around the globe, programming and designing shows for the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Herbie Hancock, Cat Power, Bon Iver, Drake, The Weeknd, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Childish Gambino and M83.
When she isn't on tour Escudé focuses on her solo "Alluxe" project. She's additionally been heard in the background of a few iconic hip hop records, with her string arrangements featured on Kanye West's "Dark Fantasy" tour, violin on the "Watch The Throne" album and on HitBoy's mixtape HitStory. Meanwhile, she's also been front-and-center in the world of music technology, becoming one the first Internationally certified Ableton Live Trainers in 2008, and being the owner and founder of Electronic Creatives, an Ableton Certified Training Center which translates music from the studio to the stage for A-list tours using the hottest new technology.
PEOPLE HAVE SAID ...
"She has worked on every Kanye West tour since 2009 including this year's Saint Pablo tour, as well as tours for The Weeknd, Bon Iver, Iggy Azalea, Childish Gambino, Charli XCX and Drake among others. Not only is she widely regarded as one of the best in the world at this job but she's one of the only women in this male-dominated field."
"I am known for working with a band of whizz kid producers, one of whom is a Grammy award winning legend. But who did we need to call when we were trying to figure out how to translate our record to the stage? That's right! A beautiful blonde slip of a girl by the name of Laura Escude. She's hardcore, dude."
- SHIRLEY MANSON, GARBAGE
"After years of balking at the use of computers in our live show, the Ableton system Laura designed for us has completely changed my opinion. Ableton handles everything we need it to and we're still just scratching the surface of what it can do. As opposed to our old setup, I actually get excited about making changes to our live show now! It has left the hardware samplers we'd been using in the dust on every level. It's more flexible, more usable, and way more enjoyable!"
-JOE LESTER, SILVERSUN PICKUPS
"When it came time to take my solo live set to the next level I was referred to Ableton Live sonic scientist Laura Escude. Since she is a musician and producer herself, we started with her showing me some of her techniques and then I brainstormed and built upon those. This led to a brand new way of performing for me, utilizing all kinds of new controllers and software, allowing me to be very improvisational. It was very easy to work with Laura because she gets what I do from an artistic perspective and has the technical knowledge to pull off my unconventional ideas. It was a pleasure for me to work with her and I will again as my live set continues to evolve."