Winner of Best Music Production at this year’s Degree Showcase, Joe Langford, has been selected to supply the soundtrack for the Divercity movie (above) – part of Nottingham City Council’s The Big Tent project.
FdSc Audio & Music Technology student Joe was given the opportunity to collaborate on this exciting project by the council. Over 80 pieces of artwork were on display in Nottingham’s Big Tent and have been reimagined in a digital fly-over across Old Market Square and Joe’s track has been selected as the soundtrack for the film!
Joe, who was the winner in the Best Music Production category at this year’s Degree Showcase, was excited to be part of the project: “It’s great to be given the opportunity to be involved in this project, especially as it’s collaborating with other creative work from within Nottinghamshire. It was a tight turnaround on the project, so I’ve been working on it all weekend.”
The final film has been on display on the screen in The Big Tent in Old Market Square and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you can find it at the top of this blog!
The physical exhibition of the Divercity project took place in Old Market Square and was officially opened by the Lord Mayor and The Sheriff of Nottingham. During the opening speech the Mayor praised the involvement of the schools: “This project shows we have more in common with each other than we might realise.”
Alister Conquer, the organiser of the exhibition spoke about the project: “This is a project funded by Scape Group and part of the Nottingham Cultural Education Partnership, ChalleNGe – who exhibit children’s artwork from 3 to 5 different schools to celebrate the diversity of the city. The schools were invited to contribute one meter square canvases and so far 80 have been made with more on the way.”
Alister also spoke about the Divercity film: “In order to get the work out to more people, a virtual gallery was created by the City Council design services. There is a 9 minute ‘fly through’ movie of the work imagined on the buildings of the Old Market Square and the surrounding area. We were very fortunate to be able to use music from Confetti FdSc Music Technology student, Joe Langford.”
The track used on the film is called ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ and was based on one of Joe’s existing projects: “I already had a 2.5 minute version of the track that was used and worked in Logic and Pro Tools to create an extended mix for the Divercity soundtrack.”