BIMM Institute Bristol is partnering with Crack Magazine

21 March, 2022

We’re proud to announce a brand new partnership with Bristol-based print heavyweights, Crack Magazine. They have curated a fantastic series of conversations with some of the most influential and inventive voices in contemporary music at our BIMM Institute Bristol Passage Street Campus over the following three Tuesdays.

These conversations will be moderated by BIMM Institute music, media and communications lecturers, and the Crack Magazine team members. All those in attendance will also have the chance to ask their own questions. The talks start at 6pm and are free to attend to students and members of the public.

Session one: Ciara Elwis – Tuesday 22 March

First up in the series is a conversation about music supervision for television with Ciara Elwis, Ciara is a music supervisor who works across both creative research and source music clearance. With credits on over 150 episodes of television and numerous films, Ciara enjoys an excellent working relationship with an extensive roster of labels, publishers and managers. She won Outstanding Music Supervision at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys with Matt Biffa for Michaela Coel’s BBC drama ‘I May Destroy You’.

Ciara has assisted on projects such as Channel 4/Netflix’s doo-wop heavy ‘The End of the Fucking World’ and the John Hughes-inspired ‘Sex Education’, both of which have enjoyed considerable praise for their use of music, with numerous tracks being featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Billboard Top TV Chart. She has also assisted on Ricky Gervais’s highly successful ‘Afterlife’, Sister Pictures’ acclaimed 2019 drama ‘Giri/Haji’, and 2021 film The Last Letter from Your Lover.

Session two: Pau Cristòful – Tuesday 29 March

Next up, Pau Cristòful from the booking team of Primavera Sound. Primavera Sound is one of the largest and most attended music festivals in Europe and the biggest in the Mediterranean. Pau has been an integral part of their team since 2017 and has a history of spotlighting emerging experimental and electronic acts before their big breakthrough.

Pau deeply appreciates the importance of creating everlasting memories and facilitating incredible performances, both things that help gives Primavera its sterling reputation. Pau also works as a booking agent at Nitsa (a nightclub in Barcelona), he’s the artistic director of MUTEK ES (a digital creative festival in Barcelona). He was featured in IQ Magazine’s 2019 list of future live music industry leaders. He will talk about the planning, creativity, and ambition that it takes to program Europes’ largest music festival.

Session three: Elijah – Tuesday 5 April

The final talk will be with manager, DJ, label boss and general future-thinker Elijah. As the co-founder of Butterz, Elijah has been instrumental in crafting the rise of artists like Flava D, Royal T and DJ Q. Butterz was founded as a blog by Elijah and collaborator and DJ, Skilliam back in 2007 and became a fiercely independent label by 2010. The label helped bring grime instrumentals to the forefront of the electronic music scene and was ranked 10th in Fact’s ‘The 10 Best Record Labels of 2011’.

Beyond the label, his work with Youth Music and his iconic yellow insights on social media have established him as an essential and imaginative voice in British independent music.

BIMM Institute Bristol principal Hannah Phipps added: “We’re thrilled to be working with the team behind our favourite magazine and one of Bristol’s most exciting creative organisations. Co-founder Tom Frost has been lecturing at BIMM for several years and, more recently, has mentored our successful student-run magazine, Resonate. We’re excited to build a long term collaborative relationship with the team at Crack Magazine, especially once the doors to our new building open towards the end of this year.”

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