RBMA Berlin 2018

Lectures, photos and story highlights from the 20th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy

Carola Stoiber, “Mad” Mike Banks and Dimitri Hegemann Discussing the Berlin-Detroit axis with three of its key playersLarry Gold Philadelphia’s venerated string arranger talks Kanye West, Timbaland and the Philly SoundStudio Science: Brian Jackson on Songwriting and ComposingPan Daijing The forward-thinking experimental artist discusses her relationship with sound and performanceAmadou & Mariam One of West Africa’s greatest musical duos discuss living with blindness and inspiring listeners around the worldKara-Lis Coverdale Blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic music with the Canadian composerReinhold Heil Blockbuster film scores and one-hit wonders with the multifaceted German producerStudio Science: Marie Davidson on Live PerformancePlanningtorock Queering sonics with the Berlin-based subverterKevin Saunderson Techno history, remix theory and pop breakthroughs with a Detroit godfatherDixon and Gerd Janson The business of DJing with two pillars of German dance musicKitschKrieg Step into the stark and stripped-back world of the prolific German production trioTitica The queen of kuduro discusses the boundary-breaking power of her musicObjekt A DJ and producer dedicated to the intricacies of sound design and emotionsPeter Brötzmann Fitting and fighting with the German free jazz legendPusha T The unmistakable rapper talks Clipse, competition and building G.O.O.D MusicDamo Suzuki The free-spirited vocalist talks about the power of instant composition, good energy, and spiritualityPhoto Highlights from Term Two of RBMA Berlin 2018