Iron Chef Contest: 5 Week Edition

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 6:00am
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Grand Prize

Winner

  • Apple iPod Nano

First Runner-Up

First Runner-Up

  • Apple iPod Shuffle

Second Runner-Up

Second Runner-Up

  • Honorable Mention

CONCEPT:

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

ELIGIBILITY:

Berklee Five-Week 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

Dustin Kim
  • Apple iPod Nano

Winner

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Francesco Martinez
  • Apple iPod Shuffle

Runner-Up

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Simon Pinkas
  • Honorable Mention

Runner-Up

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

For the first time ever the Learning Center hosted a 5 week summer edition contest, borrowing the Iron Chef theme made popular by past contests. Contestants take audio samples provided by us, chop them, dice and slice them, sauté and grind them to pieces with whatever audio and digital effects they want, add a little blood, sweat and tears and make a piece of music out of it. We presented 9 of the contestants compositions during the showcase, with each Iron Chef hopeful on hand to discuss their method and answer questions. With a nod from our panel of Berklee Synthesis, MP&E, and software aficionado students, we crowned Dustin Kim the new Iron Chef heavyweight! Be sure to check out the winning compositions.

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Dustin Kim

  • Apple iPod Nano

Winner

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Simon Pinkas

  • Honorable Mention

Runner-Up

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Francesco Martinez

  • Apple iPod Shuffle

Runner-Up

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

For the first time ever the Learning Center hosted a 5 week summer edition contest, borrowing the Iron Chef theme made popular by past contests. Contestants take audio samples provided by us, chop them, dice and slice them, sauté and grind them to pieces with whatever audio and digital effects they want, add a little blood, sweat and tears and make a piece of music out of it. We presented 9 of the contestants compositions during the showcase, with each Iron Chef hopeful on hand to discuss their method and answer questions. With a nod from our panel of Berklee Synthesis, MP&E, and software aficionado students, we crowned Dustin Kim the new Iron Chef heavyweight! Be sure to check out the winning compositions.