Within one week they wrote together with five Dutch students 25 songs which differ from Ballad to EDM. The whole writing process was a huge success for each participant and most of them learnt a lot from this intensive time.
Now it is time to continue the great spirit. Step by step songs will be fully produced and pitched to publishers. It is still a long way to go but all students are still excited that it seems the best time is still ahead! Highlights of the upcoming months will be the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen in January and the visit of the five Dutch students in May for the International Week.
Three involved people reflect their impressions of the last week:
“I found this a very special week. I watched all writers and producers collab in such an amazing way. They all seemed to love each other after 3 days of writing. Me myself learned a lot as well as a 'teacher' kind of person and as a producer/writer as well. Got a lot of inspiration right now! I'd love to come to Finland and develop some more skills over there.“
- Freek Van Der Heide, Alumni
“It was actually a great experience I didn't know what to expect. It took maybe a couple of hours working there for me to realize how this 5 days would change my way of working.
People were really nice and super talented. Working in pairs, making a song every day from 09:00 to 17:00 was really challenging and really nerve racking but we managed to do it. It was just great.“
- Alvaro Luis Moreno, student TAMK
“Sometimes chemistry happens, this was one of those occasions.”
- Ype van der Ploeg, Teacher Popacademie Leeuwarden
In the next weeks the hard work will continue and at the moment it seems that this project collaboration can be the beginning of something really big!
A big thank you to TAMK and Popacademie Leeuwarden which made this trip possible for us! Thank you to the great teachers Ype, Janne, Jan Pier, Harri, Timo L., Albert, Timo K. as well as Freek and the other wonderful inspiring alumnis. Special thanks to the amazing talents Anna, Karri, Alvaro, Mika, Johannes, Michelle, Rosan, Erkan, Sjoerd & Guido and to all the other people who were/are involved into this adventure (and who I forgot to mention)!
PS: Very special thanks to Baby Jesus, Mikas Dance and Tinder!