From Semp Rok:
Red Bull Academy 2011 No Longer in Tokyo
We have been in close contact with our Japanese team and friends since the terrible
earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, which resulted in severe problems at
Fukushima nuclear plant. After thorough evaluation, we have decided to relocate this
year's edition of the Academy, which was set to take place in Japan this fall.
A new location for the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 will be announced on Monday,
April 11. As a consequence, we have decided to extend the application period:
applications will now be accepted until April 26 (date of postmark).
The dates of the workshops, October 23 to November 25, will remain the same.
Throughout the last few months of preparation for the Tokyo Academy, we have gotten
to know Japan as a country; its immensely rich spirit, the beauty, some of the traditions
and innovative energy. We are honoured to have been introduced to so many interesting
people and to have been allowed to experience some of their creative vision. We truly
admire and respect their strength and courage in the face of this terrible situation.
We at the Academy also wish to show our solidarity and support for the Japanese music
makers who have been part of our journey. Hence, the Red Bull Music Academy floor
at SónarSound Tokyo this weekend will go ahead as planned. Profits from the festival
will be donated in support to those affected by the horrific events of March 11 and their
We will continue to maintain strong links with the musical and creative scene in the
country, and hope to bring the full Academy experience to Japan in the not too distant
Red Bull Music Academy 2011
Workshop 1: October 23 – November 4, 2011
Workshop 2: November 13 – November 25, 2011
Announcement of new location: April 11
Application period extended – NEW DEADLINE: April 26 (date of postmark)
Application FAQ: http://bit.ly/hRxrq2
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