Red Bull Music Academy Madrid
Client: Red Bull Spain
Type: International music workshop and festival
Red Bull Music Academy Madrid was set in one of the most remarkable architectural sites of early 20th century Spain, Matadero Madrid. The venue played host to the Red Bull Music Academy’s 14th annual edition in 2011. Spanning five weeks beginning October 23, the derelict warehouse building was transformed into a musical wonderland, the Nave de Música. 60 participants from 34 countries collaborated, schemed, recorded and generally nerded-out on the possibilities contained within the brick walls.
Lecturers such as Bootsy Collins, RZA, Oneohtrix Point Never, Trevor Horn, Erykah Badu, Pearson Sound and Mannie Fresh shared the stories of their musical journey alongside tips, tricks, and philosophies of sound – often putting their words into practice and staying late into the night to jam with participants.