06.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: Jessy Lanza & Jeremy Greenspan”

Episode #5 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy features Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan discussing their shared roots growing up in Hamilton, Ontario.

Visuals by Toronto-based animator Dylan Glynn. Music and sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over at Booooooom TV!

04.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction – Lunice & Ango & 247esp”

Here is the 4th episode of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy featuring Lunice, Ango and 247esp. The artists discuss creating an album together in a car as they drove across Canada.

Visuals by Montréal-based director and animator Malcolm Sutherland, with sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!


22.09.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: Chilly Gonzales & Peaches”


Excited to officially release the first video in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy. Highlighting stories of unique musical collaboration, this inaugural episode features Chilly Gonzales and Peaches reminiscing about the first time they met.

Visuals by Academy Award-nominated animator Patrick Doyon and sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!

13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction


Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!



Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!



06.09.16 by Staff

Unique Musical Inventions by Artist Koka Nikoladze


Norway-based artist, composer and technology developer Koka Nikoladze creates intricate contraptions that produce different kinds of musical beats and sound effects. Check out his video demonstrations of the “Stepper Miniature” and “Beat Machine No. 2” below!

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01.09.16 by Staff

Bedouin Soundclash Explore New Sounds in New Orleans with #TheCreatorClass


Patrick Melon (@melontao)

Our friends at #TheCreatorClass offer a glimpse into Bedouin Soundclash’s trip to New Orleans. Working closely with other musicians at the historic Preservation Hall, the Toronto-based band is accompanied by director and cinematographer Ben Graeme, who’s been chronicling their return from hiatus as they search for new sounds and collective inspiration. Check out the video and more images below!

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01.06.16 by Staff

Animated Characters Play Piano with Their Footsteps



“Andante” by MIT’s Tangible Media Group is an exploration in musical motion, intended to visualize the bodily experience and natural rhythms of music. While this project is no doubt highly sophisticated, there’s something super charming about simply watching these little animated characters play the piano as they walk! Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!

22.12.15 by Staff

Super Chill MIDI Versions of Mozart


Quirky arrangement of original compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by electronic musician Noah Wall. Stream it for free below!

(Illustration by Kim Smith)

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