2006 Red Bull Music Academy was held in Melbourne, Australia.
academy is the brainchild of a group of very smart Germans headed
up by Many Ameri who organized the whole affair with typical
German precision with the help of the staff of Red Bull and
a team of Aussies. It was great to go down and visit them and
spend the last couple of days with them and the students.
academy ran for 2 x 2 week terms with 30 students attending
each term. The students came for all around the world and the
guest lecturers also came from many different countries and
from different music styles and backgrounds.
took a 3 storey warehouse and converted it into and amazing
ground floor was a large lecture room.
second floor was converted into an administration section and
a recreation/dining room. The kitchen provided all the meals
and the rec room offered a plasma screen for video games and
replaying the lectures plus high speed broadband internet access
so students could call home.
room - check out the beautiful mural - there was stunning artwork
throughout the complex.
kitchen provided great food
the second floor there was also a radio station that streamed
to the net.
third floor was divided into a series of work rooms and a recording
studio with two control rooms accessing a live room . Each work
room was equipped with a powerful Mac, keyboards, turntables,
speakers, basically anything they wanted from the equipment
store room - the complex had KRK speakers throughout except
the lecture room that had large Genelecs.
roof of the building was also setup as a play area and barbecue
was asked to design the Recording Studio which had two control
rooms fronting onto one live room. The team of builders, headed
by Ben Ford miraculously finished the whole construction in
less than a month -
gotta be a world record.
are some pics of the finished studio in action.
thanks to the graphic design team who created the academy web
site that offered a visual feast for the overseas family and
friends of the students and provided some of these pictures.