To celebrate the launch of the International Association of Music Colleges and Universities, the association is pleased to announce it has partnered with UNICEF for a special collaborative project to mark the 50th anniversary of the seminal album, "With the Beatles," released in 1963.
This ground-breaking international project will be led by students from the founding schools, and will recreate the Beatles second album, the proceeds of which will help and supportUNICEFeducational programs. Each institution will coordinate the student led recorded work, which will include student producers, student engineers, student arrangers as well as student musicians and bands, whilst each song must feature at least one remote contribution from the other two institutions.
A short film exploring the participant's views and cultural perspective of the original work will accompany the project.
The IAMCU was founded recently by three of the worlds most prestigious music institutions: The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, England, LAMA College for Music Professionals in Los Angeles, USA and Academia de Música Fermatta in Mexico City & Guadalajara, Mexico. All three schools have forged significant reputations for producing music industry leaders.
Terry Lippman, an entertainment industry veteran with a career spanning over 30 years who has been involved with artists such as David Bowie and legendary producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones) commented on the "Reimagining" project:
"This is one of the most forward thinking educational programs for music professionals I think I have ever encountered. It's wonderful to see top professional music education institutions engaging in endeavours like this one".
The album is projected for release on the 50th anniversary of its original release: November 22nd 2013.
For more information visit ICMP.co.uk.