On June 15, BIMM welcomed staff, students, parents, label managers, local promoters and a host of music industry professionals to Bristol’s sleek Arnolfini art gallery for the annual BIMM Bristol Music Production Degree Show.
The event, a showcase of three years of hard work from our talented students, was a huge success and opened the public’s eyes to the vast creative output we enjoy at BIMM.
We saw audio-visual installations, gallery-ready pieces and studio production works from a variety of genres and musical styles, as well as stellar electronic performances from several individual students and bands.
The ultra-modern Arnolfini served as the perfect space for our Music Production Degree Show – the acoustics were fantastic – and the vast size of the place enabled us to showcase a variety of work. Commenting on the show was BIMM Bristol Production Tutor, Simon Hunt:
“The BIMM Music Production course is designed to confront students’ pre-existing notions of what music is and what music can be. It nurtures the individual artistic voice and breaks down the barriers that exist between preconceived genres. For me, the crossover between the music and art disciplines is a particularly exciting development, with audio-visual work and gallery-ready pieces on display. The benchmark has been set and set very highly. I wish all the BA3 students represented here, the very best in their artistic endeavours.”
Sophia Loizou is BIMM Bristol’s BA (Hons) Music Production Course Leader. She also weighed in on the event’s success and paid tribute to our current outgoing Music Production graduates and their hard work:
Miles, a BA3 Music Production Student, has spent the past three years honing his creativity and production skills at BIMM. He said:
“The venue provided an excellent space to display our year works, adding to the live performances and the artistic nature of the course. Having such a vast range of different work on display provided an intellectual experience of people’s personal interpretation of the set third modules.”
Jack Wallis also showcased his impressive body of work. He leaves BIMM with a BA (Hons) in Music Production, and told us:
“My favourite part was watching all of the post production videos; some of them were really professional, and I could imagine them being used in commercials and on the television.”
Chris Rowe echoed Jack’s sentiments and praised the show for giving non-performing students the opportunity to showcase their work:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Music Production degree showcase. As a production student whose work does not often translate to a performance, opportunities to display my work to both tutors and peers are rare. The Arnolfini was the perfect setting for this show, providing a casual, friendly atmosphere, while also being one of the most highly revered modern art museums in the country. In my opinion, the event was a thorough success.”
Thanks to everyone who made it down to the show, and to all of our Music Production students for their hard work. As Simon said, the bar has been set very high!
We wish all of our 2016 BIMM Bristol graduates the very best of luck with their future careers. Please remember to keep in touch through our BIMM Alumni network.