Northbrook College celebrated the launch of its multi-million pound music studio complex with an official opening by Wolfgang Flur of seminal electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk on 15th April.
Designed and built to professional acoustic standards by The Studio People, the stunning new 24 studio facility boasts the best of British analogue mixing desks with the latest in Digital Audio. This state of the art complex is one of the largest and best equipped educational resources in the UK.
The event included a tour around the new studios with demonstrations from students, during which Wolfgang announced his wish to collaborate with lucky student Alex Young, for a future album.
Extended Diploma Music student Alex said, “He’s given me his details, it’s incredible. I just didn’t think this would happen.”
Wolfgang, said, “This studio is unbelievable. When I was young it was not possible to think such talents could be developed in a place like this.
“It is very important young people have the opportunity to practise their talents and find their style to break into the industry.”
Principal Sue Dare said, “It was an absolute delight to welcome Wolfgang. It was great to see him actively engaged with the students, and to see a collaboration already forming was more than I could have hoped for.
“We now want to grow student numbers coming to the college and really want to become the central hub for music on the south coast.”
With up to 400 music students annually across all levels including degrees, the department's recent successes include a BAFTA winner, ‘Track of the week’ by three separate artists on the Annie Mac Radio 1 show and a signing by Polydor records, amongst many other achievements by current and ex-students.