Applications are open for the Red Bull Music Academy 2012 in NYC!
Application Period: February 2 - April 2, 2012
Montreal Event - March 2 @ S.A.T.
Application form and info at www.redbullmusicacademy.com
For all information, FAQs and to download the application form, click on the website: www.redbullmusicacademy.com
One of the most iconic cities on the planet, NYC has been immortalized in the pantheon of music - incubating genres like hip hop, disco, house, bop, no-wave, and post-punk among others. NYC is inspiration central: a place where people from all nations collide, bringing music, culture, and attitude with them. Music is everywhere, from cars cruising the block banging hip hop mix shows to the indie rock stars of tomorrow mashing drums in East Village practice spaces. Boomboxes blasting Willie Colón soundtrack outdoor domino games, and hipster troubadours play fiddles in the subway while kids shout the words to the latest A$AP Rocky single down the train aisles. After all, nothing’s equivalent to the New York state of mind.
The Red Bull Music Academy is excited to become part of this sonic kaleidoscope this fall. From September 30 through November 2, 2012, the world-travelling music lab and festival will set up shop in the city for five weeks' worth of workshops, concerts, club nights, and all-round musical extravaganzas held all across the boroughs.
Producers, vocalists, instrumentalists and DJs across all genres who will be at least 21 years of age by September 30, 2012 are eligible to take part and can download an application form from www.redbullmusicacademy.com and send it off with a selection of their tunes before April 2, 2012.
To find out more, musicians can attend one of the Red Bull Music Academy’s three-day ‘Bass Camp’ sessions in Moscow, Warsaw, Rome, Madrid, Beirut and Antwerp, amongst other cities. Participants will receive a full-fledged mini-Academy experience including studio facilities for collaboration, inspiring international lecturers, and a host of club nights. In addition, interested applicants can also attend one of the many introductory one-day sessions being held throughout February and March in over 50 countries worldwide. More information on the whereabouts of these events can be found on www.redbullmusicacademy.com/events.
The Red Bull Music Academy’s yearly compilation entitled ‘Various Assets’ is set to be released at the end of February. Containing 35 tracks (all recorded at the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid), this “audio yearbook” is just a sampling of the once-in-a-lifetime moments that came out of the Jurassic Park-like Academy compound at Matadero Madrid: from arpeggiated acid to experimental exotica. The compilation will have a physical release and will be distributed to music shops, clubs and cultural institutions the world over. In addition, a different song each day will be available for download on www.redbullmusicacademy.com/va from February 2 on.
A series of mixes and podcasts on RBMA Radio as well as the Academy’s Mixcloud channel will also highlight the diversity of music makers participating in the Red Bull Music Academy. Lectures from previous editions can be viewed via Vimeo or downloaded as audio podcasts from Soundcloud. Find all links below.
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