As a follow-up to the successful first edition in 2015, Institut Français du Nigeria and Goethe-Institut Nigeria are organizing a second Electronic Music workshop
Already, the workshop featured six participants ranging from DJs to music producers.
Because of its population structure, the music industry in Nigeria has developed enough to be able to wield a heavy influence on the rest of the African continent.
On the flip side however, the dominance of commercially-oriented artistes has made it quite difficult for independent artistes to have access to a platform that allows them develop artistically-ambitious music.
Thus artists like Nneka, Asa, Ade Bantu amongst others are more successful abroad than in Nigeria. Also, independent artistes and music producers don’t have adequate support schemes to produce and showcase their musical creativity.
Considering all these issues, the two partner organizations, with support from the Franco-German Cultural Fund - will once more choose a number of Nigerian DJs and electronic music producers to partake in a 9-day Electronic Music Workshop tagged 'Electronic Soundscapes'.
The workshop will be facilitated by three internationally-renowned producers and will hold place daily from October 9 to October 17, 2016 in Lagos and Abuja.
Any DJs and producers with a strong artistic interest in electronic music are hereby invited to apply!
Objectives of the workshop:
- To improve the technical level
- To develop the artistic approach linked to producing electronic music
- To produce electronic music tracks
- To perform high quality electronic music show after the workshops
Experts for the training:
- Adegboyega Oyedele, (DJ Afrologic, Nigeria)
- Daniel Haaksman (Man Recordings, Germany)
- Jonathan Vigreux (Jon Attend, Salon Records, France)
- Wura Samba (Percussionist, Nigeria)
Requirements for application:
- Download and complete the application form.
- Prior experience producing electronic music that is available and accessible online as well as previous experience with live performances is an advantage.
- Applicants must possess their own equipment such as laptops, headphones MIDI Controller etc.
- Applicants must be proficient with electronic music production software e.g Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Fruity Loops etc.
- Applicants must not be less than 18 years old.
- All applicants must be resident in Nigeria
The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Completed applications must be submitted in one mail to the following organizers via
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
'DJ/electronic soundscapes' should be indicated in the email, and the preferred location (Lagos or Abuja) should be stated in the subject line of the e-mail.