New and returning music technology students from the Wandsworth Campus were tasked with collaborating to produce a mini-album using only the human body and their production skills.
To create the sounds they were not allowed to use any conventional instruments or synths – just one microphone, their voices, bodies and production techniques. The lack of instruments didn’t get in the way of them making music, instead students got creative by humming and making beatbox style noises, as well as using body percussion techniques such as clapping.
As an ice breaker and a way to test the skills they learnt last year, the second year students produced the first years' work using production software Logic, and taught them studio set-up.
Toby Clark, music and performing arts curriculum manager, said: “These tracks are only a few hours work so I’m amazed by what they’ve managed to achieve within the strict parameters. Finding ways around problems and using the software to achieve these impressive results is the best evidence of their creative and technical ability.”