Sound Collage Contest 2

Friday, November 21, 2008 - 6:00am
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Grand Prize

Ableton Suite 8

  • Ableton Suite  or $500 towards Ableton products

Second Place

Ableton Live 8

  • Ableton Live or $300 towards Ableton Products

Third Place

Ableton Live Intro

  • Ableton Live LE or $150 towards Ableton products
 

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

ELIGIBILITY:
Currently enrolled Berklee students only. Work-study students affiliated with the Learning Center are not eligible to participate.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Tuesday, November 25th 6:00 pm at the Learning Center - ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS, DON'T EVEN ASK - IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR PIECE ON TIME

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

CONTEST SUPPORT
The Learning Center will have a number of music technology related forum topics and software-training sessions to help you learn the tools to craft your Sound Collage. We also have one-to-one software tutoring support available. Check our site at http://learningcenter.berklee.edu for more information.

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

SOUND COLLAGE CONTEST SHOWCASE:
Tuesday, December 2nd in the Media Center
• 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

Francesco Martinez
  • Ableton Suite or $500 towards Ableton products

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Enrico de Trizio
  • Ableton Live or $300 towards Ableton Products

Ableton Live 8

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Andrew Picha
  • Ableton Live LE or $150 towards Ableton products

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists (from left to right): Tim Lukens, Andrew Picha, Enrico de Trizio, Francesco Martinez, Yuichiro Kotani, Peter Brown and Javon Flax

Add another chapter in the books for the Learning Center contest series. The Fall 2008 Sound Collage Contest was a great success!

Emceed by Director of Learning Support Services Pablo Vargas, the showcase event featured a premiere of each of the seven finalists' pieces, and a brief talk and Q&A from the seven. Pablo explained the contest concept to the audience, that each contestant composed a piece of music based around audio samples we recorded and provided them, and introduced our screening panel that picked the seven finalists from all 34 entries. The finalists were handed off to our official judging panel, which this year included Ableton Product Specialist Huston Singletary, Berklee MP&E faculty Prince Charles Alexander, Assistant Vice President of Curiculum Jeanine Cowen, and Berklee music synthesis alum Ben Cantil.

The new winner Francesco Martinez took the grand prize: a copy of Ableton Suite. Enrico de Trizio won 2nd place and received a copy of Ableton Live, and Andrew Picha got the Ableton Live LE 3rd place prize.

Special thanks to Scott Mabuchi and the MP&E department for granting us studio time to record the Sound Collage Contest samples, and a very special thanks to Dave Hill, Huston Singletary and the folks at Ableton for sponsoring the contest and providing the three copies of Live for our prizes.

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Francesco Martinez

  • Ableton Suite or $500 towards Ableton products

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Andrew Picha

  • Ableton Live LE or $150 towards Ableton products

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Enrico de Trizio

  • Ableton Live or $300 towards Ableton Products

Ableton Live 8

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists (from left to right): Tim Lukens, Andrew Picha, Enrico de Trizio, Francesco Martinez, Yuichiro Kotani, Peter Brown and Javon Flax

Add another chapter in the books for the Learning Center contest series. The Fall 2008 Sound Collage Contest was a great success!

Emceed by Director of Learning Support Services Pablo Vargas, the showcase event featured a premiere of each of the seven finalists' pieces, and a brief talk and Q&A from the seven. Pablo explained the contest concept to the audience, that each contestant composed a piece of music based around audio samples we recorded and provided them, and introduced our screening panel that picked the seven finalists from all 34 entries. The finalists were handed off to our official judging panel, which this year included Ableton Product Specialist Huston Singletary, Berklee MP&E faculty Prince Charles Alexander, Assistant Vice President of Curiculum Jeanine Cowen, and Berklee music synthesis alum Ben Cantil.

The new winner Francesco Martinez took the grand prize: a copy of Ableton Suite. Enrico de Trizio won 2nd place and received a copy of Ableton Live, and Andrew Picha got the Ableton Live LE 3rd place prize.

Special thanks to Scott Mabuchi and the MP&E department for granting us studio time to record the Sound Collage Contest samples, and a very special thanks to Dave Hill, Huston Singletary and the folks at Ableton for sponsoring the contest and providing the three copies of Live for our prizes.