Popular Music Project
Given the emphasis on original creation, the Popular Music Project offers essential (optional) ‘destinations’ for the expression of your practice in popular music. Popular Music practice in this instance refers to the creation of music through a mixture of performance, songwriting, arranging, production, and collaboration, in vernacular and post-vernacular styles.
You will be expected to develop creative strategies for performance and recording, including either:
Creating / authoring a 45-minute performance, assembling and directing an ensemble (if relevant), or programming complex, digital-performance technology setups, and to manage & rehearse a large-scale project, including the consideration of lighting, video etc.
Creating / authoring and recording an album of work (approximately 45-minute in duration), assembling, directing and recording an ensemble (if relevant), sequencing or programming complex analogue or digital recording setups, production, mixing and mastering of a large-scale project, including the consideration of release format and cover art.
The strategies covered will be drawn from (but also be applicable to) a range of popular music fields including songwriting, composition/arranging, use of performance technology, improvisation and/or other strategies for performance: live/performance art, mixed media performance.
The teaching for this module includes:
- 20 hours of bespoke one to one tuition (instrumental, technical, creative)
- 5 hours of academic/creative tutorial supervision
- A series of workshops, masterclasses and studio technical support