Don’t miss another wonderful music performance today at Merchiston! The performance will be held by Paul Ferguson. Come along to hear and discuss excerpts of classic albums in stereo and surround sound in a recording studio environment.
This event comes as part of the edinburgh napier degree show 2016, so make sure to take a look around campus at the incredible work on display by our final year students!
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Make sure to visit our photography department at merchiston campus this week to see the fantastic work produced by our students.
all the art work on display has been produced by fourth year students for their final year projects and cover a range of themes and styles from iconic woodland shots to full frontal male nudity.
Also amongst the projects is best in show award winner “Denied” created by photography student Denitsa Toshirova.
By having the sitters photographed from behind, denied questions the traditional formula of the ID photograph. The project aims to open up a wider debate around the power of looking, focusing on the viewers individual interpretation as a means of exploring stereotypes and common prejudice.
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.
take a look at our gallery below:
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Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney
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.
Two teams from Edinburgh Napier have triumphed in the inaugural IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards.
Corina Cristea & Julie Geiger and Kendra Bodles & Laura Scott joined Edinburgh University student Mo Sriskulpinyo in lifting the prestigious prizes on the night.
Their winning ideas ranged from creating a campaign which encourages parents to be their children’s green superheroes, to using worms to highlight human food waste, to an app that connects to energy meters to display usage in real-time.
All five win paid placements within leading Scottish advertising agencies and the overall Grand Prix winners – Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger – also share the £1000 prize money.
Here is a full list of awards (cash prizes) given by Brian Coane, Chairman IPA Scotland, at the Degree Show:
Best in Show and Planning in Advertising – Kendra Bodles.
Best Achievement for Campaign Creation and Digital Creative – Megan Bryden.
Best Achievement for Digital Creative – Jake Bartanus, Laura
Best Achievement for Concept Creation- Mairi Wilson, Niall
McKenna, Danny Hill.
Consistently Good Work – Aisling Holling, Corina Cristea, Judit Kajel.
Also awarded were Graduates from 2014 Yme Gorter and Paul de Ridder into the
Alumni Hall of Fame.
Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger were the IPA winners for Media Strategy and the overall President’s Award winner.
The winner of this years degree show’s product design best in show award is graduate Fraser Hunter.
Fraser won the award for his revolutionary new shoe design that may change the lives of thousands of people. “Safi shoes” use recycled materials to protect the foot from a deadly disease known as Tungiasis, which is caused by the chigoe flea burrowing into the feet and laying eggs.
The disease is especially prominent in African communities where treatment is both expensive and difficult to reach. It is for this reason that Fraser created the Safi shoes to prevent the spread of the disease and help poor African communities.
We caught up With Fraser after receiving his award to see how he felt.
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The Edinburgh Napier Photography class of 2015 are now making their way to London to show their work at Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery. Go along and see the show they are at stand G4 at F Block from 18th – 22nd June 2015.
Check out the video below to see some amazing footage of projections cast onto Morningside Church as part of #Ednapdegreeshow on Friday, May 21.
The team from Double Take partnered with Edinburgh Napier’s music students to create a visual show which moved and developed with its own soundtrack.
For more information on Double Take, head to their website here: http://www.doubletakeprojections.com/, and take a look at our events page for more exciting events happening all week for Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show and Festival of Creative Industries
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!”