RBMA 2011 opens for applications
The Red Bull Music Academy, now firmly established as one of the world’s premiere breeding grounds for young musical talent, has opened the enrollment process for its 2011 event, due to take place in Tokyo later this year.
Now in its 14th year, the RBMA brings together an incredible range of established producers from across the globe to tutor and guide a handpicked selection of up and coming talent, via a series of workshops, lectures and collaborations.
A series of club events, open to the public, are also held in conjunction with the festival – 2010 highlights included a Moodymann roller disco in south London and an avant jazz/techno performance at the Royal Festival Hall involving Carl Craig, Moritz Von Oswald and Henrik Schwarz.
As such the academy serves as an unparalleled resource before, during and after the annual events, with mixes, interviews and lectures from electronic music’s most interesting minds stored on their website.
In 2010 the academy was held in London, with artists like Terre Thaemlitz, Steve Reich, Modeselektor and, most memorably, Moodymann. LA beat wizard Flying Lotus is the academy’s most celebrated alumni, although you can add the names Hudson Mohawke and Space Dimension Controller to that list.
As usual, this year’s event will be split into two rounds: October 23 – November 4, and then November 13-25. Candidates will be assessed by a panel of music cognoscenti consisting of label managers, music journalists and Academy team members, who we assume will order some Chinese takeout and hunker down for a long night to select the 60 most promising entrants.
The application process will be open until April 4. More information can be found via the video or above, or over at the Red Bull Music Academy website.