Sound Collage Contest 1

Sound Collage Contest 1

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 6:00am
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Grand Prize

Winner

  • MOTU MachFive 2

First Runner-Up

First Runner-Up

  • 30GB Apple iPod

Second Runner-Up

Second Runner-Up

  • Honorable Mention

sound -noun
1. The sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium

col·lage -noun
1. A technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope
2. A work of art produced by this technique

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

ELIGIBILITY:
Currently enrolled Berklee students only

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Friday, November 16th 6:00 pm at the Learning Center

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:
Friday, November 30th at 7:00PM in the Media Lab
• Winners will be announced and prizes awarded

More details to follow. Check updates and get on the Sound Collage Contest emailing list.

Contest samples recorded at Berklee. Special thanks to Scott Mabuchi and the MP&E Department.

 

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Matt Lange
  • MOTU MachFive 2

Winner

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Roberto Murguia
  • 30GB Apple iPod

First Runner-Up

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Yuichiro Kotani
  • Honorable Mention

Second Runner-Up

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

The Learning Center hosted it's first annual Sound Collage Contest in the Fall of 2007 where contestants competed for a grand-prize of MachFive, the extensive sampler from MOTU, and a runner-up prize of a 30GB iPod. For the contest we recorded dozens of audio samples (from interesting children's toys to household items to unusual instruments) and students were asked to create a composition using these samples. On the evening of November 29th, many Berklee students gathered to hear the premiere of the seven finalists' pieces. They were fantastic in quality (hear the winning pieces below), and each finalist described their process for composing their piece, what software they used, and how they manipulated the samples.

Our grand prize winner was Matt Lange, the runner-up was Roberto Murguia and the third place was taken by Yuichiro Kotani. Congratulations to our winners, many thanks to all who competed and a special thank you to MOTU for MachFive, Beverly Tryon the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the iPod, Scott Mabuchi of the MP&E department for studio time to record the Sound Collage contest samples, and our judges Dave Roberts of MOTU, Music Synthesis faculty Neil Leonard, Music Synthesis staff Jess Hewitt, Sound Collage sample audio engineer Sohta Tsuchiya and former contest winner Rishabh Rajan.

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Matt Lange

  • MOTU MachFive 2

Winner

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Yuichiro Kotani

  • Honorable Mention

Second Runner-Up

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Roberto Murguia

  • 30GB Apple iPod

First Runner-Up

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

The Learning Center hosted it's first annual Sound Collage Contest in the Fall of 2007 where contestants competed for a grand-prize of MachFive, the extensive sampler from MOTU, and a runner-up prize of a 30GB iPod. For the contest we recorded dozens of audio samples (from interesting children's toys to household items to unusual instruments) and students were asked to create a composition using these samples. On the evening of November 29th, many Berklee students gathered to hear the premiere of the seven finalists' pieces. They were fantastic in quality (hear the winning pieces below), and each finalist described their process for composing their piece, what software they used, and how they manipulated the samples.

Our grand prize winner was Matt Lange, the runner-up was Roberto Murguia and the third place was taken by Yuichiro Kotani. Congratulations to our winners, many thanks to all who competed and a special thank you to MOTU for MachFive, Beverly Tryon the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the iPod, Scott Mabuchi of the MP&E department for studio time to record the Sound Collage contest samples, and our judges Dave Roberts of MOTU, Music Synthesis faculty Neil Leonard, Music Synthesis staff Jess Hewitt, Sound Collage sample audio engineer Sohta Tsuchiya and former contest winner Rishabh Rajan.