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Event Details

Event date: 
27 November 2014
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Daniel Rachel in Conversation with Mark Hunter

All Masterclasses are now booked through the VLE.

This masterclass is perfect for any student with interest or aspiration to become a songwriter, musician, producer, lyricist, arranger, or instrumentalist. This is a history of British songwriting through the artists that made it and defined it. It is a unique insight in to the creative imagination of songwriters.

Subject area covered will include: Words / Melody / Routine / Audience / Building a song

Isle of Noises is a Guardian and NME Book of the Year comprising interviews with 27 songwriters from the past 50 years of British songwriting, from Ray Davies to Laura Marling, revealing the practices and methods of their craft.

During the session lead by questions from the Institute’s Head of Studies, Mark Hunter and the audience, Daniel will reveal how the book came to be written along with a plentiful supply of anecdotes about the artists in the book.

Noel Gallagher: “Without doubt the finest book I’ve ever read about songwriters and the songs they write. Fantastic insightful interviews. I remember being interviewed for it at the time and thinking I wish all interviews were like this.”

Paul Zollo: “Revelations abound. Rachel, an informed and inspired interviewer, brings keen insight and steady focus to every part of this journey of discovery, gently enabling each subject to expound in depth on the mechanics behind the magic. His appreciation of songwriters and their songs permeates these pages with delight. This is a must for all songwriters and lovers of song.”

Purchase a signed Paperback for £15 on the night.