The Red Bull Academy is opening its doors for another year from May 11th to July 27th and you can apply to be there. The world’s up and coming producers, instrumentalists, vocalists and DJs worldwide are invited to apply for one of two terms at the Academy in London. To provide a taster of the Academy experience, a workshop wil lbe announced for Belfast in the coming weeks.
Last year, Ireland’s Rory Donohoe & Niall -Mano Le Tough’ Mannion jetted off to Barcelona to join other musically inspired and talented people from over 35 countries around the World, at the Red Bull Music Academy workshops. Before, after, or without joining a local workshop, they can simply log in to www.redbullmusicacademy.com from May 11th to download the application form.
This year the Red Bull Music Academy will host their own “state of the art” tent at Oxegen -09 called the RBMA Arena. The line-up will boast an eclectic mix of all that’s best in modern electro & indie with Of Montreal, Ladyhawke & M83 on the bill so far. More acts will be revealed next week.
More about the Red Bull Music Academy
The Red Bull Music Academy is a musical workshop that travels the world, and the next edition will touch down in one of the world’s greatest cities: London. Somewhere in the heart of that sprawling metropolis, a fantastic complex full of studios and instruments will be built, where the most original and creative minds in music will come together in February and March 2010 to share ideas and work on tunes. Musical legends as well as brand new talents will take the inspiration they gain there and run with it, performing every night at showcases in the best vibe-filled venues London has to offer.
For over ten years now, each new Academy has explored the local musical geography, and chased the most interesting rhythmic threads across space and time. As well as studio time, there are lecture sessions where participants get to hear the answer to every music-related question they ever wanted to ask. The Academy’s renowned guest lecturers have in previous years included Brazilian national icon and tropicalia ambassador Gilberto Gil; hip hop’s underground king & No. 1 Southern rapper, Bun B; MPC-architect and inventor of the first digital drum machine, Reggae legends Sly & Robbie and French ‘Ed Banger’ party-starter DJ Mehdi. Check the Academy website for a full list of around 500 music makers who’ve graced the Academy’s lecture room and studios.