Mu­sic stu­dents set for live town per­for­mance

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

AN EX­CIT­ING live per­for­mance with Lough­bor­ough Col­lege mu­sic de­gree stu­dents is set to take place in town this week.

The free to en­ter gig at the Swan in the Rushes on Thurs­day (May 17) starts at 7pm and will show­case elec­tronic dance mu­sic cre­ated by Jor­dan Ea­gles, Me­gan English, Cameron Gre­gory and Joseph Eden .

“This is the cul­mi­na­tion of a year of work ex­plor­ing the dif­fer­ent ways per­form­ers use com­put­ers in their mu­sic and be­ing in­spired by them to com­pose a range of mu­sic em­brac­ing styles in­clud­ing styles techno and drum and bass,” said mu­sic tu­tor Matt Toole.

“Our stu­dents have cre­ated some amaz­ing mu­sic us­ing pro­grammes such as Able­ton live and in­cor­po­rat­ing a range of in­stru­ments. This counts as their fi­nal as­sess­ment so we are go­ing to see some out­stand­ing per­for­mances.”

“I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to it,” said Mu­sic Pro­duc­tion de­gree stu­dent Cameron. “I’ve been in­flu­enced by house and drum and bass and com­bined a range of in­stru­ments which I’ve run through the com­puter. I have ef­fect pedals and key­boards and I’ve also brought in lots of sam­ples and loop­ing.

“This all comes to­gether to cre­ate this syn­the­sis that forms my set. It is like a DJ mix but I’ve com­posed the mu­sic and the re­ally ex­cit­ing thing is that there’s an el­e­ment of cre­at­ing on the go, an im­pro­vi­sa­tion that means the per­for­mance is dif­fer­ent every time.”

Lough­bor­ough Col­lege Mu­sic De­gree stu­dents pre­pare for their gig at the Swan in the Rushes.

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