Applicant Day – 26/01/19

Our first Applicant Day of the term was a success! Current students attended to present some of their projects to prospective students and give a few talks too. The attendees got an inside look at some sonic arts projects as well as getting to check out some independent works of current students and Alumni – our guest writer Wil Pritchard will go more in depth on this later on.

There was a lot in store for the prospective students: first, a talk from Dr. Colin Riley, then a jam session with current and prospective students alike, not to mention the lecturers got involved too (this can be seen in some of the above photos). Up next was an introduction to the sonic arts module presented by yours truly – and lastly were presentations from current students about the perks of attending London university as well as what our course in particular offers. On top of this, we had a display of Brunel related projects in the room – find more about that below from our guest writer:

I was asked by my lecturer to help out for some applicant days at Brunel. I contacted various music alumni and current students at Brunel to send me their work to showcase on the days. I thought this would be a good idea as such a wide variety of work has been made herejust in the last five years alone. Having just a taste of this on display would show applicants just how much flexibility there is within the university’s music department. The work was on display on various apple macs with headphones for attendees to view as they pleased. The different examples included a notated piece for saxophones and synthesizer, a looped video featuring some music made for a video game, pop songs, a noise piece, and an ambient improvisation. This was just a small slice of the type of work I’ve seen at Brunel, the focus the department has on individuals finding their own voice has always been crucial and explains why there is just so much variety here.

Wil Pritchard, 3rd Year Music Student

The display that Wil put together was a hit and really did the department justice, it was clear to those in attendance that this degree can aid you in any area that you want to pursue. The variety of work produced by those at Brunel really is a testament to what you can achieve here.

We look forward to doing it again on Saturday the 16th of February for another applicant day! Excitingly, this one coincides with the Hillingdon Music Festival so there is a lot to look forward to – it’s not one to miss!

So, for now, we will leave you with this: a little video showcasing the sonic arts presentation. This piece is an ongoing project for the Sonic Arts II module, it is called ‘Hands-Free Guitar’ and will be on display on February 16th along with many other exciting projects by second and third-year students!

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