Hai! The Red Bull Music Academy has circumnavigated the globe, with previous editions putting down roots in cities like Barcelona, Cape Town, Toronto, Sao Paulo, London and Melbourne. With its rep as a paradise for vinyl hunters and technology lovers alike, there have long been calls to hold an Academy in Tokyo – and this year, that's exactly where the Academy's headed, with the full clip of events, workshops and studio sessions coming to town from October 23 to November 25, 2011
The Red Bull Music Academy is an international workshop, touching down in a different city each year. Over two fortnight-long 'terms', some of the finest purveyors of rhythm and sound from all over the world gather between the Academy's walls. There's always that sense of synchronicity when music lovers find music lovers. But it's even better when they get to meet up in person.
That's why we are very pleased to invite producers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and DJs near you to apply to be part of the Academy in Tokyo.
The application form can be downloaded from www.redbullmusicacademy.com and should be sent to Academy HQ together with a music demo between February 2 and April 4, 2011.
A jury made up of label heads, music journalists and Academy team members will then carefully deliberate over each application.
Two groups of 30 will be selected to represent a broad spectrum of music styles and levels of experience: from singer-songwriters to DIY synth designers and orchestral composers or digital beatmakers.
A jury made up of label heads, music journalists and Academy team members will then carefully deliberate over each application. Two groups of 30 from around the world will be selected to represent a broad spectrum of music styles and levels of experience: from singer-songwriters to DIY synth designers and orchestral composers or digital beatmakers.
In Tokyo, the selected participants will have the opportunity to hear lectures from pioneering mavericks who paved the way, along with trailblazing sound rebels of the present; followed by late night recording sessions putting that breadth of knowledge and inspiration into practice in custom-made studios. Then there's the chance to perform in some of the host city's most iconic clubs and concert halls. If you ever chat with any past alumni – like Warp's beat cruncher Hudson Mohawke, Brainfeeder head, Flying Lotus or Eru Dangerspiel – they often describe the experience as a game changer.
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