South Korea | Discover the artists selected for WMW Writing Sessions: France x Korea
Wired Music Week, the Centre National de la Musique (CNM) and the French Embassies in Singapore and Seoul have launched an innovative digital project for artists (producers, songwriters ) from Asia and France to meet and create together. The objective: to release and promote the songs they will have composed at the start of 2021, while working on synchronisation opportunities. A new session has been launched, with a new Korean partner: the crossover label CONECTD.
About Wired Music Week & CONECTD
Wired Music Week is Southeast Asia’s premier conference and festival dedicated to electronic music. Installed in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) since 2018, Wired Music Week has become the benchmark platform for international music players.
This is WMW’s second collaboration with the CNM this year, following a first online writing session (WMW Writing Sessions: France x Asia) which made it possible to create the links and launch a long-term collaboration.
CONECTD is a Korean record label that connects DJs/producers and artists from the east and the west to create unique crossover tracks.
The selected artists
On the French side: from many excellent applications, the following were selected.
- Charlotte Fever – Riptide/Baguette Publishing
- Lean Chihiro – Chez Ace
- Else – Mirage Studio / Divine
- Duñe – Divine / Roche Musique
- LeMarquis – Savoir Faire
As for the Korean artists: the following were selected by the CONECTD team.
Over a four-week period starting Monday, May 31, pairs will be working online, with the goal of writing one track per week for the first three weeks. The last week will be reserved for refining these three productions.
At the end of the three weeks, an online listening session will be organised with the participating artists, their professional entourage and professional guests from Asia and France. Another listening session will follow in July, this time with visuals created; more on this below.
01-06.06.21 – Session 1
07-13.06.21 – Session 2
14-20.06.21 – Session 3
21-23.06.21 – Tracks wrapped up
24.06.21 – Listening session #1
21.07.21 – Listening session #2 with visuals
Visuals created by Art students from Singapour
New for this session: a partnership has been created with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – School of Art, Design and Media and the LaSalle College of the Arts, with the aim of forming several groups of students to work on visuals for the tracks made during the sessions. The results will be shown during a second online listening session scheduled at the end of July 2021 TBC.
Nanyang Technological University – School of Art, Design and Media
The School of Art, Design and Media (NTU-ADM) offers inter-disciplinary courses designed to mould creative individuals into outstanding artists, designers, animators, new media performers and even business leaders.
LASALLE College for the Arts
Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution, LASALLE College of the Arts offers programmes in fine arts, design communication, product design, film, animation, fashion, Asian art histories and creative writing and many more.
Contacts at Centre national de la musique
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As of 1st November 2020, Le Bureau Export has joined the Centre national de la musique (CNM), the home of the French music industry.