London College of Music Expo puts technology and students’ talents in the spotlight
An artistic tour-de-force took place on Wednesday as London College of Music held its second annual Expo, at the University’s site in Ealing.
Students delighted a large audience with a series of stunning performances which showcased their prodigious talents.
The extravaganza was run by students, for students and it harnessed the varied skills they have developed while studying at LCM. Behind the scenes, a production crew of 26 students and three members of staff brought the show together.
Nine stage performances took place, including: Behop, a four-piece band which blended jazz and hip-hop; Phoebe Rhodes; indie duo New Age Thrills; Sam Renascent; Joseph Doran; Tazrian Haq; electronic pop duo, The Wide Awake; acoustic singer-songwriter Ellie Lamb-Wright; and the multi-talented Ishy Dee.
There were spoken word and acting performances too, as well as a selection of visual art pieces by students on display.
The Expo also showcased the College’s cutting-edge technological capabilities by utilising its Dante audio network, Audio over IP and wireless communications. These enabled performances to be delivered simultaneously from Weston Hall and Lawrence Hall seamlessly. The whole event was live-streamed on LCM’s recently launched YouTube channel, LCM TV.
In keeping with the University of West London’s career focus, there was a rigorous application process for selecting the performers and production crew who took part in the LCM Expo. This was designed to mirror the real-life jobs market.
Production manager, Adam Peters, said: ‘The Expo was student-led and it showcased the College’s performance and technological capabilities in a wonderfully rich and technically demanding way. Everyone contributed to deliver a great show and it has been enormously rewarding to see the students grow into their roles.’
Director of LCM, Sara Raybould, said: ‘This second annual LCM Expo put on display the best that the College has to offer; demonstrating both our state-of-the-art technology and our students’ high quality talents. I’m so proud of everyone who took part, in this special year in which we celebrate our 130th anniversary.’