Degree students from Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies worked hard before lockdown to produce an album of music.
The album has been produced as a free digital release for all to enjoy, and features music from 20 musicians who are studying Music Performance and Music Technology degrees. The album is also going to be released on cassette tape as this medium has seen a surge in popularity recently.
Students have worked on the production process from start to finish – writing, performing, recording, mixing and mastering their tracks – which has been a real learning curve for many. Other students from Confetti’s music courses have supported with the quality control of the tracks, emulating the operations of a real A&R function at a record label – which has been a great experience for all involved!
Projects like these are something Confetti prides itself upon; giving students a chance to ‘do it for real’. Head of Music John Meredith, was in charge of putting together the project, and is passionate about giving students the chance to have a go at real-life work:
“It’s so important that our students get access to real-world projects as part of their course. Being part of a complete album project has been so brilliant for them: they’ve been able to access the A-Grade studios here to record and mix their projects before lockdown and work together as a team would at a record label.”
Student Jordan King – whose track features on the album – started his Music Performance degree at Confetti following a stint on another course in London.
“It was a privilege to write music with such talented people and high-end facilities, and fundamentally, there was still that buzz of creativity and excitement.