Devonté Hynes (also known as Blood Orange) will be an artist-in-residence at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in spring 2021. The residency begins Monday, February 22nd at 9:00 p.m. Eastern when Hynes hosts a virtual Q&A hosted by Clive Davis Institute Chairman Jason King. The conversation will touch on Hynes’ career, artistic process, and more. You can register for the free public event here.

During the stay, Hynes will supervise the students throughout the spring semester and hold workshops and lectures in which he will discuss his work and break down his compositions. “I look forward to meeting students, witnessing their creative process and seeing how I can help them,” Hynes said in a press release. “It will be just as much a learning experience for me as it will be for her, and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Jason King added:

“Dev Hynes is one of the great polymaths in contemporary music. Not only is he a gifted musician – among his many talents he is also a performer, producer, songwriter, film composer, and visual innovator. Given our mission to train creative music entrepreneurs who have a comprehensive and holistic approach to the industry, no one is better placed to mentor students to tap the full range of their artistic talents. “

Hynes’ last studio album as Blood Orange was Negro Swan in 2018. The following year, Hynes released the mixtape Angel’s Pulse.

Revisit Pitchforks 2018 feature “Devonté Hynes breaks off every song on his new album Negro Swan.”