RWCMD students compose new soundtrack for College

The soundtrack will accompany an innovative 3D animated film of the College’s £22.5 million building.

A two minute “virtual journey” will fly viewers through the glass-lined foyer, revealing the 450 seat Chamber Recital Hall, the 160 seat Richard Burton Theatre and other key areas of the stunning architectural and world-class facilities.

Third year Composition Student, Timothy Wilson, said his approach to writing this score was based on the philosophy of letting the building “speak for itself” and which was “an accompaniment to the visuals, rather than the music being a feature in its own right.

“In this accompaniment, I sought to enhance all the features that I deemed were the buildings highest, aesthetic qualities: the balanced sense of proportion, the modernity, the organic contours, and the vast sense of space created by the open plan design and high ceilings,” he added.

The ambition and design of the new parts of the college are so inspiring

John Hardy, Head of Contemporary Music at the College, said of this unique and bold project. “The ambition and design of the new parts of the college are so inspiring, that many students in our department found time to respond with a stunningly wide range of different musical reactions to the concept & imagery.”

The new build project is the only UK project recently shortlisted in the “Futures Category” at the World Architecture Festival awards and will open in May 2011.

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