48hr Music Bootcamp Video

Watch the resulting music video for 'The Watershed', written and produced in Derry~Londonderry during CultureTECH

The CultureTECH digital arts festival in Derry~Londonderry saw a wealth of workshops, talks, debates, screenings, gaming competitions and live music events take place in a number of venues across the city, introducing entrepreneurs, investors, audiences, school children and creatives to new and exciting ideas and digital enterprises.

Presented by Nerve Centre and Honeycomb – Creative Works in association with Generator NI, 48hr Music Bootcamp allowed participants to witness the evolution of an original song, from conception to release. Participants – including singer-songwriters, aspiring DJs, producers and instrumentalists – traveled to Derry from across Northern Ireland, each with a varying degree of experience.

Scottish folk musician Rachel Sermanni joined Rams' Pocket Radio (aka multi-instrumentalist, Peter McCauley) in creating an original song, entitled 'The Watershed', at Derry-based record label Smalltown America. On hand to facilitate was Girls Aloud co-writer Paul Steel, who shared his expertise in creating top 40 hits.

Participants had the chance to get to grips with every aspect of producing and releasing an EP through a series of step-by-step master classes and shadowing opportunities. The accompanying video was shot on location by Darren Lee from Maverick Renegade Productions, while music photographer Carrie Davenport was on hand to capture high quality images.