For the first time in the history of Pakistani music the Red Bull Music Academy, a global institution committed to fostering creativity in music, conducted a Info Session aimed at bringing the local music scene closer to the Academy. Hosted by the Academy team member Nick Dwyer in the sprawling metropolis of Lahore, the Info Session kicked-off with Dwyer sharing insights and forgotten tales from over a decade of being involved in Red Bull Music Academy’s worldwide activities. The Info Session took place in the cultural hub of the nation ‘Lahore’ at the famous Haveli Barood Khana.
The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music; celebrating music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year.
Local Academy alumnus Tollcrane and Noahs Heark along with the musicians who had flown in to Lahore from different parts of the country to attend the Info Session were indeed the highlight of the event. The musicians present at the event took this opportunity to understand the Academy and its Application Stage better from Nick Dwyer and the two local Academy alumnus, Tollcrane and Noahs Heark, who have had the great honor of representing Pakistan at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy Session; Tollcrane Tokyo Session 2014 and Noahs Heark Paris Session 2015.
While talking about the Red Bull Music Academy Nick Dwyer said,
‘Over the course of last ten years there have been now four participants from Pakistan including SMAX, Tollcrane and Noahs Heark’.
Showering heap of praises on Pakistani musicians he said,
‘People are interested in knowing about the music scene in Pakistan. They rarely get an opportunity to mingle with musicians and artists from this part of the world and the ones who participated did very well’
The session invited a pool of young talent hailing from different parts of the country. Each musician was given the opportunity to introduce themselves and showcase their style of music to all those present. Nick Dwyer was excited to share that good collaborations are expected between the musicians but most importantly the Info Session aims to lead these young artists to learn more about the Academy.
‘If you are in anyway involved in making music than you should apply for the Red Bull Music Academy and hopefully we will see another promising artist representing Pakistan in Montreal this year,’
he said with a confident smile.
He also gave directions on how to apply for the Academy,
‘You will find all the relevant details on apply.redbullmusicacademy.com which the participant has to fill out and submit along your music’
Nick Dwyer explained. For the past sixteen years there have been more than 1000
musicians representing more than hundred countries and many of those who have experienced the Academy are now shaping the future of music around the globe.
The Red Bull Music Academy Info Session ended with a promise to return with another exciting Info Session in a different city of Pakistan. Also, with a hope to see a fifth Pakistani participant at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Session in Montreal due to take place later this year.