In support of this year’s Academy, Dutch electronic producer Martyn (Brainfeeder/3024) and Toronto’s own celestial beat-maker, Egyptrixx (Night Slugs/Ramp Recordings), headlined a national sold-out tour with Mutek. The tour highlighted the academy to potential applicants through Red Bull Music Academy Session lectures, Q&A session and concert series.
Before each show was an intimate look at the Academy and its application process hosted by mymanhenri and with Canadian 2011 Red Bull Music Academy graduates EXETER (Toronto) and Xavier Leon (Montreal). Potential applicants in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal got a taste of the Red Bull Music Academy, with an exclusive Red Bull Music Academy Session Lecture with Egyptrixx and Martyn.
Audio sets of Martyn and Egyptrixx’s performances on the tour, will be available for streaming after March 15, 2012 via the Red Bull Music Academy Radio website.
“This year throughout the Red Bull Music Academy 2012 application tour in Canada, we've had significant response from indie and aspiring musicians across the country. The Canadian music scene is rife with talent and brilliance, so we look forward to the June 2012 date, when the 60 participants selected for the Red Bull Music Academy 2012 in New York, are announced.”- mymanhenri
The Red Bull Music Academy has travelled around the world, with previous stops including Berlin, Toronto, London, Madrid, Melbourne, and Cape Town. The Academy’s 2012 edition will be held in New York City. One of the most iconic music cities on the planet, N.Y.C has been immortalised in countless songs, and is the birthplace of many of the world’s most beloved creative movements. The city still holds an intoxicating sense of possibility, drawing itinerant music makers from across the States and beyond. The Academy invites inspired vocalists, producers, musicians, instrumentalists and DJs to apply to be a part of our next journey, five weeks' worth of workshops, lectures, concerts, club nights, and all-round music exploration held in this unique city, soaking in its diverse cultural and musical legacies.
The Red Bull Music Academy is an international workshop that was founded in 1998, and touches down in a different city each year. Over two fortnight-long 'terms', some of the finest purveyors of rhythm and sound from all over the world gather between the Academy's walls. Two groups of successful applicants, themselves representing a diverse range of music styles and methodologies, attend lectures by musical pioneers, and work on their own tunes in custom-built studios. By night, they have the chance to perform in some of the host city's most iconic clubs and concert halls.
Interested producers, musicians, DJs, instrumentalists, and vocalists can download an application form from the Academy website from February 2, 2012 and send it off with a selection of their tunes by April 2, 2012.
To apply to the 2012 Red Bull Music Academy, please visit;
Red Bull Music Academy New York City 2012
Workshop 1: September 30 – October 12, 2012
Workshop 2: October 21 - November 2, 2012
For event information on the Red Bull Music Academy Sessions, Q&A and Lectures for the Canadian tour dates, please visit; www.redbull.ca/rbma
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