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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Musician Paul earns place on Derry course

Published 04/09/2013 | 05:20

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DUNDALK musician Paul Campbell is one of six IMRP members who have been selected to take part in the two-day intensive mentorship programme during this year's CultureTECH festival in Derry on September 12th and 13th.

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As part of the selection process, candidates were asked to submit 3 compositions which were reviewed by a panel of industry professionals.

Paul, who completed a Master of Arts in Music Technology at DkIT earlier this year, is delighted to have been selected for the programme.

Working in pairs the participants will be required to compose two separate pieces of music to brief over a 30-hour period, which will include music for a TV documentary and an animation title sequence. The final compositions will be shown at the CultureTECH Festival on 12 September as part of the festival programme.

Benefits of the mentorship will include advice from industry professionals and informal discussion aimed at providing participants with contacts that will assist in their development as media composers and give them an understanding of the pressures of composing to brief within a tight timescale.

Paul, who plays keyboards and sings with local band The Trampz who played at Electrick Picnic last weekend, also took part in the Irish Composition Summer School 2013 in DIT, where he studied with some of the leading contemporary composers in the country.

'My task over the 10 days of the course was to write a new composition for Piano Trio which was then recorded by the Fidelio Trio during a workshop over the final 3 days.'

'It's a great opportunity for me to have been selected for the PRS for Music and IMRO Media Writing Mentorship as I have keen interest in composition for film, TV and computer games and my ultimate ambition is to pursue a career in this area,' says Paul.

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