SAE Challenges 2023

Join us for the SAE Challenges 2023! 

📅 Wednesday, 27th September - from 18:00 to 21:00
📍 Johan van Hasseltweg 31, Amsterdam

🤓 Attend a free hands-on collaboration challenge with Tunes By David, DJ and producer, Giacomo Piscitelli, Electronic Music Production course lecturer at SAE Amsterdam, and Ableton. 

🎹 Challenge yourself:

  • Against the clock – you have 30 minutes to create a track.
  • Use our workstations equipped with Ableton Live and Roland Cloud synthesisers.
  • Compete with other people.

📣 Get professional feedback and guidance on your Electronic music production.

🎁 Get your gift.

🕺 DJing area + 🍻 drinks and snacks available!

Not a producer? Attend as a viewer and meet the students, alumni and industry professionals.

Event supported by Ableton

🎹 Use Ableton Live, already available in our workstations

⚡️ Enter the chance to win Ableton Live licenses:

  • Live 11 Suite for the winner
  • Live 11 Standard for the runner-up


The Guest Host

Tunes By David

DJ and Producer

David Spee (1990), music producer hailing from The Netherlands, found his love for music at a very young age. Music has always been a big part of his life.

From playing the piano from the age of 5 to editing cassettes to make own mix tapes, it was destined to be.Fast forward a few years: We find David playing at gigs as a DJ, at the age of 15, he was playing at the biggest venues and festivals in The Netherlands. David released music under the alias: “David Stellar” at labels such as Hardwell’s imprint Revealed Recordings. After ten years of growing up in the music scene, David was not happy with the pressure that artists are under all the time, David decided to change his life and moved to the background to work as a music producer and mixing/mastering engineer.

With more than 10 Million streams under his belt and making productions for the biggest labels around, the catalogue continues to grow each week!

The Speaker

Giacomo Piscitelli

Electronic Music Production course lecturer, SAE Amsterdam

Giacomo Piscitelli is an Italian audio engineer, producer, and SAE educator based in Amsterdam. After his bachelor studies, he worked at Red Bull studios, where he worked with several artists in the Dutch and International dance scene. Nina Kraviz, Michel de Hey, and Tom Trago, to name a few!  In 2015 he became one of the most beloved EMC lecturers at SAE Amsterdam. Since then, he has taught many young and upcoming talents.