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, Roger Linn; 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.
From May 11th to July 27th this year, 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, more than 100 Local Workshop Sessions are already being held all around the world. It’s a rare opportunity for beat makers and music lovers to come together and swap inspiration with full-fledged pioneers of sound.
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.
It’s A London Thing
Plugging Into The Megalopolis
In spring 2010, the Red Bull Music Academy will bring its incredible combination of cultures, generations and artistic viewpoints to the UK’s capital: one of the world's foremost iconic cities, with its unique mix of people and culture that has proved a tasty recipe time and time again.
London has a unique non-stop energy, which ensures its nightlife and culture are streets ahead of everyone else. Vital musical and creative movements have always provided the pulse of this massive city – dreamed up in pubs or flats, beamed out on global broadcasters or pirate radios, and staged in top ticket concert halls or on the systems at Carnival. New sounds are constantly rolled out in the London clubs and record stores that music fanatics the world over dream of visiting.
Another important thing about London is its many personalities, provided by vibrant communities and boroughs. Complex historical narratives link the city to countries across oceans, and inform the UK’s diverse cultural landscape. Rain or shine, the city is one big laboratory for art, music, fashion and theatre – and has always been a spiritual home for the Red Bull Music Academy.
The inspiration for all of this activity is percolated at the yearly Academy event. Right about now, emerging singers, drummers, producers, composers and DJs near you are invited to apply to join the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy in London, to jam perspectives and bring outlandish musical ideas into reality. Who will be tomorrow’s most interesting musical talents? London’s calling them – so urge anybody you know to apply right now and be part of the next Red Bull Music Academy.
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY LONDON 2010
Workshop Term 1: February 7 – February 19, 2010
Workshop Term 2: February 28 – March 12, 2010
Application Phase: May 11 – July 27, 2009
For more details on the application phase contact firstname.lastname@example.org