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Music Students Visit Famous Berlin Recording Studio


micA group of our music students have recently returned from a trip to Berlin, where they were treated to a tour of the world famous Hansa recording studios.

Students from the Level 3 Music Performance course and the HNC/D groups were fortunate enough to have sound engineer Eduard Meyer take them on the tour of the studio, which has seen many influential artists record there. Eduard talked about his experiences of working with David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode during their sessions in the studio.

Aiden Heath, who is studying HNC Music, said:

“It’s the first time that I have been to a professional recording studio, so it was a real eye-opening experience.   It was great to hear first hand stories about some of the big names in music that have recorded there. I also learnt a lot about some of the technical aspects of sound recording; something which will be useful when working on future projects.”

Sam Matthews, a Level 3 Music Performance student, added:

“Going to Hansa studios was awesome. Walking in you are greeted by pictures of some of the great artists that have worked there, including one of my personal favourites, Bon Jovi. There was an amazing piano that just looked so striking and the scale of the technology used was quite overwhelming.   I really enjoyed hearing a few stories about how the likes of Bowie behaved and conducted themselves.”

Another highlight of the trip was the tour of Berlin, which allowed the students to visit historical landmarks such as the Reichstag building, the University of Berlin and the Holocaust Memorial.

Sam added:

“It was great to learn a bit about the history of Berlin and visit some of the key sites. Visiting the Holocaust Memorial was really emotional but I am pleased that I got to take a look and experience such a place.”

Music tutor, Mike Archer, said:

“The trip was a massive success; enabling the group to bond, develop their knowledge of history and further build upon their knowledge of the music industry. We are now planning the trip for next year and we feel it’s important that trips such as this become an integral part of our Higher Education and Extended Diploma programmes.”

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