FOCUS WALES PROJECTS
Focus Wales present a series of unique live performances at the 'Centre for the Creative Industries'
In the run up to FOCUS Wales 2013, we worked in partnership with Glyndŵr University to present a series of unique live performances at the 'Centre for the Creative Industries' - during which the performances were filmed and recorded for broadcast at a later date. Principle lecturers of the 'Television Production and Technology' & 'Studio Recording and Performance Technology' courses at the university worked closely with FOCUS Wales to deliver this project, which gave audience members the unique opportunity to experience the process by which live music broadcast sessions take place. The sessions, which featured performances by Welsh music makers The Maydays and Meilir, proved a huge success for all those involved.
FOCUS Wales presents in conjunction with 'Vic Studios' at Wrexham Victoria Youth Centre: The 'Introduction to Remixing' Project
This year Focus Wales are collaborating with ‘Vic Studios’ at Wrexham Victoria Youth Centre, to present the ‘Introduction to Remixing’ project.
This project offered 10 young music enthusiasts the opportunity to partake - FREE of charge - in the 2 hour micro course, which offers participants the opportunity to learn the basics of music remixing. The sessions took place at the Wrexham Victoria Youth Centre (13 Hill Street, Wrexham, LL11 1SN), and were presented by Course Director and Studio Co-ordinator Mike Harmina.
Participants who successfully completed the course were rewarded with a FREE FOCUS Wales 2013 Weekend Festival Wristband, granting free access to each live music event and music seminar during the festival. Successful participants were also awarded an OCN 'Introduction to Remixing' Level 2 qualification certificate – a break-down of the course can be found here
Background information on the Vic Studios:
Based in The Victoria Young People's Centre and funded by Wrexham County Borough Council, Vic Studios is a music project aimed at providing affordable rehearsal and recording facilities to musicians of all styles, ages and abilities. Consisting of two fully-equipped rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and a DJ suite, the project regularly facilitates rehearsal and recording sessions for a large number of local bands, singers, musicians, DJs and MCs . As well as opening its doors to practising musicians, Vic Studios also provides educational opportunities for individuals referred by voluntary and statutory organisations such as the NHS, mental-health-care charities, the Youth Justice Service, Children in Care, specialist schools and drug/ alcohol services.
More information can be found at: www.myspace.com/vicstudios
For bookings and enquiries please email: email@example.com