Dev Hynes is joining NYU’s Clive Davis Institute as an Artist In Resident

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Hynes, aka Blood Orange, will host workshops, mentor students and discuss his work to date over the course of the residency.

Dev Hynes has been tapped for NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music’s Artist-In-Residence programme. The residency kicks off on 22 February with a virtual launch event. Hynes will take part in a Q&A with Jason King, Chair of the Clive Davis Institute. The pair will discuss Hynes’ career to date, his artistry, career highlights, creative processes and more. The virtual event is free and open to the public. You can RSVP here.

During the spring semester, the former Crack Magazine cover star will be on hand to mentor students, lead workshops, discuss his work and his catalogue. In a press statement Hynes said: “I’m excited to meet students, witness their creative process, and see how I can be of assistance to them. It’s going to be as much of a learning experience for me as it is for them and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Jason King added: “Dev Hynes is one of the great polymaths in contemporary recorded music. He’s not only a gifted musician – he’s a performer, producer, songwriter, film composer and visual innovator, among his many talents.”

“Given our mission to train creative music entrepreneurs who are well-rounded and holistic in their approach to the industry, there’s nobody more suited to the task of mentoring students to embrace the full range of their artistic talents.”

Other new additions to the Clive Davis Institute this year are Moor Mother, Joan As Police Woman and more, who join as production mentors. 100 gecs also continue as the Clive Davis Institute’s full-year 2020 / 2021 Artists-In-Residence.

Revisit Hynes’ Crack Magazine cover story as Blood Orange.