Master Electronic Music Performance
Currently, electronic musicians everywhere are searching for ways to include more live elements in their performance and Jazz musicians are exploring the possibilities of electronic music.
The EMP (Electronic Music Performance) programme prepares you for a successful career at the junction of those two directions.
The idea is to get the sound directly from your head into songs and, more importantly: on stage. Produce music at a professional level and then perform it, in new creative ways, with talented musicians. Making the most of all the possibilities music technology has to offer.
STUDENT INTERVIEW - GEORGIEV ALEKSIEV
Electronic Music Performance
I am Georgi Aleksiev and I am the first student in the EMP course. I was born in Bulgaria but grew up in Belgium. I am an artist and producer, I studied jazz music, guitar, piano, vocals and drums in a music academy in Brussels. I produce pop, rock, reggae, house and many other genres and a lot of my work is already on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. Since my first year in the conservatory, I have been experimenting more and more with the jazz material that I study in class and apply it to my tracks, and also collaborating with different musicians in my year that also influence the songs with their ideas.
Before you apply
- 3 own productions in a DAW (originals, send us mp3 or wav) or show us a live performance (link to video on your YouTube channel)
• Knowing your way around in a DAW
• Understanding (some) Ableton Live is a plus!
- If you have a video or audio recording (ideally video) of your Bachelor Final Exam, please share that with us as well by adding a link to the video to your portfolio.
- Videos should be uploaded to your YouTube channel (if you don’t have one, make one). Set your videos to ‘unlisted’ so only you and we can see them. IMPORTANT: DO NOT send the actual video(s): ONLY LINKS to the video(s)
Depending on your level, you will be invited for an online meeting with the teachers for an online “live” audition.
During the “live” audition, we will discuss your portfolio and you present us your vision. You should be ready to show your playing skills on your preferred instrument and piano (preferred instrument can of course be piano already). The main subject teachers also may take time to test your ears, as this is an important tool of an emp-er! The most important focus, however, will be on the quality of your writing and your vision!
The “live” audition should take 20 – 45 minutes.
Finally, after passing the live audition, you will be invited for an interview with the jazz master coordinator to discuss your study and research plans.
The master interview should take approximately 45 – 60 minutes