BBC Introducing Live and Jess Iszatt host workshop for students

10 November, 2022

Five lucky BIMM London students made the trip to BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in west London, an iconic spot hosting over 85 years’ worth of BBC radio shows.

The students that joined radio broadcasting legend Jess Izsatt for a very special interactive workshop were:

Tyler Browne (Tyler Laveau) – BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business

Teodora Sabine Sava – BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Music Business

Jon Le Coutre – BA (Hons) Music Production and Music Business

Rosanne Wu – BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production

Noelle Vanyi Descartin – BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Songwriting

The workshop consisted of writing sessions with current pop icons, including rave duo Joy Anonymous, who fuse elements of disco, house and gospel; GRACEY, who’s written songs for Sub Focus, Rita Ora, Olly Murs, and Kylie Minogue; underground hip hop artist Isatta Sheriff and east London-based music producer J.Ar.J.

Rosanne Wu and Teodora Sava

Pictured: Rosanne Wu and Teodora Sava – photo credit the BBC & @TriciaYourkevich
Header image: Tyler Laveau – photo credit the BBC & @TriciaYourkevich

Jess also chatted about the event and even played the track on her BBC Introducing London show on Saturday night, which you can listen to here.

Music Production and Music Business student Jon Le Coutre said: “I’m really grateful for the opportunity, I had a fantastic time networking and creating with my friends from BIMM. It was also super cool to get to meet the artists and Jess, they all made us feel comfortable, and the track we made was truly a joint effort of every single person present. I’m also particularly happy as the foundation loop used in the song is a loop I composed on the guitar, so the song feels really personal to me. I really managed to get the max out of it, both on a creative and networking level.”

Host of the workshop and BBC Introducing presenter Jess Izsatt added: “I feel so inspired after meeting all of your students, and I hope they came away with something too – whether it be a new connection, feeling inspired, learning a new way to work, and even being able to say that they contributed to the final track. Of course, the goal of the day wasn’t the end product in this case, but more the opportunity to meet, experiment and learn from some of our amazing artists that are doing so well in the industry.”

Photo credit the BBC & @TriciaYourkevich

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