Song writing is about the composition, the backbone of the music. We investigate workflows and musical styles and talk about how a song becomes a song. At what point does a listener experience that a composition is being performed.
The interaction is the interaction with others during the creation of music, from jam session and band playing to the setup and execution of tours and concerts. Perhaps you will try teaching your composition to the rest of the team, or we put together an orchestra with the instrumentalists we are. We focus both on making your ideas work and find your role in the context of the band. You will be trained in getting your ideas out there and think as a performer.
The production section is about documenting what you create. The documentation can be anything from a phone or cassette recording to a finished production made in Logic or Ableton Live. During the course you build a collection of sketches, songs, tracks or rehearsal recordings, thus gaining a better understanding of who you are like musicians and what your possibilities and pitfalls are.
The spring semester presents a concert with one of the grand old men in Danish songwriting, Niels Hausgaard. As a student, you also have the opportunity to play live at different venues, and once a month we arrange open mic at the local cafe.