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Grammy award winner Imogen Heap at Bristol's UWE
Imogen Heap

Less than a fortnight ago Imogen Heap was among the great and good of the music world in LA, picking up a Grammy for her latest album, Ellipse.

On Thursday, she was surrounded by music industry hopefuls at Bristol's University of the West of England.

Imogen was giving music technology students an insight into her unique style of musical engineering.

Ahead of the appearance, the performer revealed on Twitter that she was nervous about facing the students.

"Racing over to Bristol's University of West England for my first Uni Q&A in a lecture hall! Yikes.... Looking forward to it though," read her tweet.

BBC Bristol's Andy Howard was there to speak to Imogen - you will be able to hear his interview with her on Morning Glory from 20-27 February 2010 on the BBC iPlayer.

Andy said: "I wish I'd had that kind of lecture at University!

"In my view, Imogen Heap is one of the most original and dynamic songwriters around.

"The way she uses instruments and electronic equipment is mind-blowing. She's also a joy to talk to, and revealed some interesting things about herself - all on Morning Glory next week."

Imogen Heap wins a Grammy

Imogen won the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical for Ellipse, which she produced and engineered herself.

She came to UWE because she knows Tom Mitchell, senior lecturer on the university's music technology course.

Tom recently worked with Imogen, helping her to prepare for her international tour following the release of Ellipse.

"We're thrilled that Imogen stopped by at UWE," said Tom.

"Her inventiveness and technical prowess is renowned throughout the world, she is truly an inspiration.

"The students will benefit by gaining an insight into the techniques used by one of the most innovative musicians working today".

Imogen Heap said she was delighted to spend some time with the students ahead of her gig at the Bristol Academy.

"Tom and I have collaborated on a several occasions in the past," she said.

"It's great to come to UWE and spend some time with the music technology students."

Imogen spent the morning with students answering questions about the composition, production and engineering of her work as well as other aspects of her career.

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