Shunya Masterclass

  • Saturday 1 May | From: 6:40pm - 7:00pm
  • Tickets: Please make a donation if you can.

  • Watch Live Here

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival are delighted to be associated with the magic of Shunya. Be inspired by the artist at work in this guided film focussing on creative composition using a DAW (Logic or Ableton), simple sound sources and blending organic & digital instruments to show how he creates a song from scratch.

As part of our post festival outreach we are keen to hear from Educational settings who feel their students would benefit from a funded face to face Shunya Masterclass this Summer term!

Alan is a multi instrumentalist and producer, with a strong musical heritage, writing and producing music from the age of fourteen. His recent collaboration with DJ Yoda's & Breakfast of Champions live band has gained Shunya a notable reputation as a collaborator. With co-writing on tracks such as "Pebble Beach" going on to be play listed by BBC 6Music. Other notable collaborations include GoGo Penguin, Werkha, & Josephine Oniyama (Rubyworks), lending arrangement, remixing and performance of strings & bass.

Live performances display varying arrangements ranging from solo up to a 12 piece band. Virtuosic solos fly above live beats drawing similarities to the likes of Snarky Puppy or Robert Glasper. Keary features as violinist, bassist and vocalist whilst also delivering the texture and backbone of electronic beats loops and samples through Ableton.


Shunya - everything


"What Shunya is doing is super-creative, unique and musical! They're not very good-looking, but you
can't have it all!" DJ Yoda

"Not only are Alan's string arrangements imaginative, he is a consummate all-round musician with innovative ideas that shine within his music" Mike Bennet, Producer (Ian Brown, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Specials)

"We've been watching Shunya since he first started out. His EP Mountain Gazer is a massive leap
forward in both production and composition. Definitely one to watch out for" GoGo Penguin