Red Bull Music Academy heads to Montreal
ISTANBULSince 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) has brought together various producers, vocalists, beat-makers and instrumentalists for an extraordinary music experience. The academy’s 18th edition will be in Montreal, Canada, in fall and applications opened globally on Jan. 18.
The month-long program will include a number of various concerts, club nights, exhibitions, and talks with pioneering figures of the music world.
The application form can be downloaded from the academy’s website and must be sent by March 7, along with a CD of recorded material by each applicant. The jury will then select a group of participants from the submitted applications.
Last year, the academy took place in Paris and brought French music icons Laurent Garnier, Nicolas Godin and Marc Cerrone together with the participants. Coming from 37 countries, the participants attended lecture sessions and collaborate on music in a custom-built studio space at La Gaîté lyrique.
Widely recognized as a global institution committed to fostering creativity in music, the RBMA has been held in a different city every year since 1998. It is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals, a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape.
Since the program’s inception, it has churned out an array of artists who have gone on to become the music world’s leading forces. On that list of alumni are names such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Nina Kraviz, Evian Christ, Mumdance, Natalia Lafourcade, Jamie Woon, Katy B and Jackmaster.