Edinburgh napier lecturer Dave Hook today gave an impressive hip hop performance with his group Stanley Odd. The music recital featured an hour long set to a number of students in Napiers own music rooms.
Scottish Hip hop has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with many groups realising untapped potential within the harsh lyricism and powerful beats that the genre provides.
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Students and members of the public gathered on Monday the 23rd may of may for a spectacular performance/ presentation in modern sound production Technology.
Simon Stokes, a representative of Ableton UK, performed an hour and a half masterclass in the production, sourcing and mixing of music using a variety of modern technologies.
Simon Stokes is the owner and head tutor of Shoogle Studios, Scotland’s leading electronic music studio. As a lifelong music lover and trained audio engineer, he has played many instruments over the years, but found his passion for synthesizers and drum machines in the late ‘90s.
Releasing house and techno music on record labels worldwide, Simon began to share his knowledge of Live in 2007, teaching individuals from his home studio whilst touring Europe as a DJ and live act.
Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.
It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!
You can see all the images from the evening below.
The lunchtime concert series continues today with a performance by singer/songwriter Annie Booth upstairs in the Apex Cafe from 1pm. Annie will be performing a 45-50 minute set comprising of her own original songs and cover material.
Annie is a student on the BA Popular Music programme with an extensive performance background. Check out her Soundcloud:
BA (Hons) Popular Music students treated listeners to a fantastic performance of live jazz music in the Eric Liddell Centre on Monday 25th May.
The music, written by the students and performed in Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar earlier in the year as one of their final assessments, featured songs penned by each of the sixth performers.
“I wouldn’t even say any of us are specifically jazz musicians” said John Percival, one the performers.
“All of our jazz experience has been through our experience at Edinburgh Napier. Outside of university I’d never performed in a jazz band before.” explained Ben Lobban, also performing.
“It’s something we love, though, and would like to continue. We’d love to get some gigs at the Jazz Bar, or in Glasgow. Then we’d definitely be official jazz musicians!”
The students, all of which will graduate from Edinburgh Napier in July, are excited for their future in the industry.
“You have to create you’re own job.” says Popular Music student and jazz performer Tom Dallas. “You’ve got to go out there into the industry and market yourself, to find your own work. Right now, it’s just say yes to everything and be as successful as you can!”
This week sees the public recitals of a number of final-year student performers from the BMus Music programme:
Last night, in Canongate Kirk, Anna Wright (saxophone) and Laura Cioffi (flute) played a programme of Debussy, Godard, Ibert, Daugherty, Creston, and Glazunov, accompanied by Scott Mitchell.
Tonight, Jamie Lang (piano) and Rachael Liddell (voice) will perform a programme of Liszt, Gershwin, Debussy, Rossini, Granados and more at Stockbridge Parish Church. Rachael will be accompanied by Scott Mitchell.
On Wednesday, Kinga Zaborowska (flute) will play music by Bonis, Schwantner, and Wos in a programme entitled ‘Hidden Gems for Flute’. She will be joined by clarinettist Pawel Jaworski, and accompanist Scott Mitchell at St Giles’ Cathedral.
On Saturday at Stockbridge Parish Church, Monica Toll (voice) will be singing a programme of lieder by Schubert, Fauré, and Poulenc, and operatic excerpts by Handel, Massenet, and Puccini, accompanied by Scott Mitchell.