- 17/11/10 - Strode Students Raise the BPM
Music Technology students from Strode College travelled to Birmingham recently to visit the BPM DJ and Music Technology show; Europe's biggest event dedicated to DJing, electronic music production and club culture.
Students found plenty to do at the show. There was an eclectic line-up of DJ sets and performances from big names and new talent, with every style of music covered. There were educational seminars and workshops, discussion panels with music industry professionals, and an engaging mix of exhibits and demonstrations where students could try out new equipment.
They particularly enjoyed the Learning Zone which was run by the School of Audio Engineering, where they tried out software and synthesizers, including the 'Kaoss Pads' that allow easy and fun music production (see photo). They also enjoyed talking to professionals about working in the music industry.
Adrian Smith, Strode's Music Technology Lecturer said: "The show places great emphasis on fresh ideas and innovative performance techniques, which is a real motivation for our students. It was great for our students to see the very latest music technology and software and I'm sure the experience will inspire them to produce an excellent music technology performance project at Strode Theatre next year."
Photo: In the Learning Zone (left to right) Sam Hiscox (Leigh upon Mendip), Zach Urch (Bruton) and Jess Urch (Bruton).