Diversity & Dulwich

DJ Spooky (pictured), Helen Lin, The Scratch Ambassadors, The Wells Cathedral Choir and the Beijing Youth Orchestra are the key ingredients in another Dulwich first: The Diversity Project. A collaboration between Professor Benoit Granier of the Central Conservatoire of Music in Beijing and Shane O’Shea, Head of Music at Dulwich College Beijing, The Diversity Project is a seven-day festival of music and learning designed to unite wide-ranging and unique musicians from across the globe. The event will feature recitals on each of the seven evenings, coupled with master classes, clinics and professional development opportunities. Programmes will include music production performances, standard Classical repertoire, music from the great English choral tradition, and music composed especially for the occasion. The Diversity Project will culminate in a Gala Concert on Saturday 27th October with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 by the renowned Beijing Youth Orchestra and fiery pianist Helen Lin. The Music Department at Dulwich College Beijing prides itself on creating opportunities for all music students no matter what genre they like. The Diversity Project and Dulwich College Beijing make a perfect match, one that will inspire all those involved for some time to come. At DCB our students and teachers work collaboratively to offer music students from across Beijing a positive and inspiring environment in which they can create music with no boundaries. The Beijing Youth Orchestra, composed of talented music students from Beijing international schools and top conservatories, is a prime example of this, and the Diversity Project is yet another step in this exciting direction. Pictured above is DJ Spooky just one of the world-class artists taking part in The Diversity Project.

‘DJ Spooky cannot be called just a DJ. He is a very accomplished composer . . . these days, DJ's are the ones who are bringing fresh sounds to the music world.’ – Yoko Ono

Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, is a composer, multimedia artist and writer based in New York City. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum and The Wire, and his collection of essays, entitled Rhythm Science, was published by the MIT Press in 2004. Miller's work as a media artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennial for Architecture (2000), the 52 Venice Biennial 2007, the Ludwig Museum, the Miami/Art Basel Fair of 2007, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Miller has assembled a series of compilations, remixes and collections of reggae and dub material from the store of the famous Jamaican label, Trojan Records. Other releases include Optometry (2002), a jazz project featuring prominent New York jazz artists, and Dubtometry (2003), featuring Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Mad Professor. We are very excited to welcome this multi-talented artist to Dulwich.