Iron Chef Contest 1

Iron Chef Contest 1

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 - 6:00am
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Grand Prize

  • Apple 20GB iPod

First Runner-Up

  • Honorable Mention

Second Runner-Up

  • Honorable Mention

CONCEPT:
Contestants will create a musical composition by combining and manipulating provided audio samples

ELIGIBILITY:
Currently enrolled Berklee students only

REGULATIONS:
We have provided multiple audio samples of which 5 or more must be at least partially used somewhere in your composition. You can
tweak, reverse, or mangle them as much as you like. Your piece can be any genre or style, using any instruments or electronic elements
you see fit, and must be no longer than 3 minutes in length. It will be judged on three components:
• Creativity in your use of the samples
• Quality of your recording & adherence to regulations
• Musicality
Note: The Learning Center and Berklee College of Music reserve the right to archive, broadcast, and use submitted pieces for promotional use. Participants preserve full copyright of pieces composed for Contest.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:
Your piece on a clearly labeled data or audio CD, and an entry form in a sealed envelope

FINALIST SHOWCASE:
• Winners will be announced and prizes awarded

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Jordan Weiner
  • Apple 20GB iPod

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Tim Hatayama
  • Honorable Mention

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Michael Carter
  • Honorable Mention

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

From left to right: Cesar Vega, Keisuke Matsuoka , Tim Hatayama, Matthew Usnick, Michael Carter, Jordan Weiner,  Danny Patterson

The buzz was high, the anticipation palpable, and the crowd hushed as the first Learning Center Iron Chef Showcase began. 27 pieces were submitted, narrowed to seven finalists by our screening panel, cast to an open vote by the audience to elect one Iron Chef. We were amazed by the turnout for the event (not to mention the quality of the pieces!) but after all, we were giving away a 20GB iPod.

The dishes premiered and the ballots collected, the finalists were revealed while the votes were tallied. Each chef explained their composition process, sample and software usage, and answered questions.

Afterward, with eager suspense the chefs listened to the results of the contest. We are pleased to announce Jordan Weiner as the 1st Learning Center Iron Chef! Of the contest Weiner said, "I really enjoyed doing it, it was a lot of fun", continuing to say of the other chefs, "everybody had really cool stuff." When asked if he thought he would have won, Weiner responded, "I definitely had something different", as Weiner’s rap-like musings of life in the Learning Center (click the link below to listen) competed with six instrumentals. In recognition of the democratic process Weiner said, "Thanks to everyone who voted for me!"

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Jordan Weiner

  • Apple 20GB iPod

 

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Michael Carter

  • Honorable Mention
2: Second Place Winner Photo

Tim Hatayama

  • Honorable Mention
4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

From left to right: Cesar Vega, Keisuke Matsuoka , Tim Hatayama, Matthew Usnick, Michael Carter, Jordan Weiner,  Danny Patterson

The buzz was high, the anticipation palpable, and the crowd hushed as the first Learning Center Iron Chef Showcase began. 27 pieces were submitted, narrowed to seven finalists by our screening panel, cast to an open vote by the audience to elect one Iron Chef. We were amazed by the turnout for the event (not to mention the quality of the pieces!) but after all, we were giving away a 20GB iPod.

The dishes premiered and the ballots collected, the finalists were revealed while the votes were tallied. Each chef explained their composition process, sample and software usage, and answered questions.

Afterward, with eager suspense the chefs listened to the results of the contest. We are pleased to announce Jordan Weiner as the 1st Learning Center Iron Chef! Of the contest Weiner said, "I really enjoyed doing it, it was a lot of fun", continuing to say of the other chefs, "everybody had really cool stuff." When asked if he thought he would have won, Weiner responded, "I definitely had something different", as Weiner’s rap-like musings of life in the Learning Center (click the link below to listen) competed with six instrumentals. In recognition of the democratic process Weiner said, "Thanks to everyone who voted for me!"