JAM 4 is a part of the Junior Academy of Music programme at Queen’s University Belfast. A weekly programme designed for Secondary school children ages 12 – 17 who are interested in Creative Music Technology.
At JAM 4, we use industry standard music-making software such as Ableton Live and Audiotool. These softwares are used for solo projects, as well as group performance opportunities. JAM 4 takes place at the world-leading Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). Students are given the opportunity to perform in our Sonic Lab concert space for the end of year showcase.
JAM 4 FRIDAYS | 17:30 – 19:00 | 3rd Floor Computer Lab
Ages 12 – 17
This programme is designed for students who are new to JAM 4. We offer a complete introduction to digital music-making with music & audio demonstrations, experiments, and creative project.
JAM 4+ FRIDAYS | 17:30 – 19:00 | Overflow Lab
Ages 12 – 17
This programme is designed for previous JAM 4 students. We will build upon your previous years’ experience and begin to work on more advanced and challenging projects. These consist of mixing techniques, sound design, composing, game audio and live performance using Ableton Live.
Biophonia is an immersive audiovisual experience exploring the impact of climate change on the environment through sound. This project was led by researchers and JAM 4 tutors at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with NI Science Festival 2021
Our JAM 4 tutors worked with children and teenagers across a series of workshops. Through hands-on engagement at SARC, the young participants learnt about the science of sound recording and produced their own field recordings, seeking to document how climate change has impacted our environment, through sound. The next phase of workshops saw the participants learn audio editing and processing techniques to create audio artefacts that would be put together into an immersive audiovisual performance.
JAM 4/4+ End of Year Concert
Watch the JAM 4/4+ End of Year Concert which took place in the the Sonic Lab, SARC, June 2022.
Pictured are the students and tutors of JAM 4/4+