At this year’s Red Bull Music Academy 61 participants from 37 countries will gather at la Gaîté lyrique in Paris. Selected by a jury out of 4,509 applications, this year’s class is composed of producers, DJs, instrumentalists, vocalists and composers from 37 different countries. Music producer Ziyad Habib, or Noahs Heark as he’s popularly known to fans, is the fourth electronic musician to represent Pakistan at Red Bull Music Academy. Their musical styles stretch from modern classical to juke, bedroom pop, R&B, shoegaze, techno, instrumental hip hop, power electronics, ambient, jazz, IDM, drone, future bass, disco, drum & bass and beyond.
From October 25 to November 27, the participants will take part in studio sessions, workshops and lectures with legendary artists at the Academy during their respective 2-week terms. At night, each participant will join the lineup at one of the many events that will take place at la Gaîté lyrique and throughout the city as part of the Red Bull Music Academy.
More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, São Paulo, London, New York City and Tokyo. Each yearly Academy edition leaves behind structures to encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. Currently there are eleven fully equipped Red Bull Studios around the world.