Sound Collage Contest 3

Sound Collage Contest 3

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 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:
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. Work-study students affiliated with the Learning Center are not eligible to participate.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Friday, November 6th 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, November 17th in the Media Center
-Winners will be announced and prizes awarded

More details to follow. Check updates, and get on the Sound Collage Contest e-mailing list.

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

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Fernando Monroy Vera
  • Ableton Suite  or $500 towards Ableton products

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Paul Sefchovic Sissa
  • Ableton Live or $300 towards Ableton Products

Ableton Live 8

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Enrico de Trizio
  • Ableton Live LE or $150 towards Ableton products

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists Cameron Roe, Enrico de Trizio, Paul Sefchovich, Fernando Monroy Vera, Dane Orr, and Arseniy Mishchenko

Thanks to all 29 of the Sound Collage contestants for submitting some amazing pieces!

Following the contest, we hosted the Sound Collage Contest Showcase & Awards Ceremony on November, 17th. The showcase event, MC'ed by Learning Center Training Coordinator Chris Fitzgerald, featured a premiere of the seven finalists' pieces and Q&A from each. We created the contest to provide students with an educational and creative opportunity to use their laptops and software. For the contest, we asked them to create a composition based around audio samples that we recorded and provided. Special thanks to Scott Mabuchi and Joe James of the MP&E department for use of the studios.

The contestants pieces went before a screening panel, and were scored on the creative use of our provided samples, the musicality and production quality of their piece. The top 7 scoring pieces became our finalists, and were passed on to the judging panel.

This year's panel included Andrea Pejrolo, Assistant Chair of Contemporary Writing & Production, Carl Beatty, Chief of Staff to the President of Berklee College of Music and seasoned recording engineer, Duncan Watt, award winning composer and founder of Fastest Man in the World, a production studio for music scoring and sound recording for the digital game industry, and Francesco Martinez, last year's Sound Collage Contest winner.

The new winner Fernando Monroy Vera, took the grand prize, a copy of Ableton Suite 8. Paul Sefchovich won 2nd place and received a copy of Ableton Live 8, and Enrico de Trizio, last year's 2nd place winner, got the Ableton Live LE 3rd place prize. Hear their winning pieces below.

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

Fernando Monroy Vera

  • Ableton Suite  or $500 towards Ableton products

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Enrico de Trizio

  • Ableton Live LE or $150 towards Ableton products

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Paul Sefchovic Sissa

  • Ableton Live or $300 towards Ableton Products

Ableton Live 8

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists Cameron Roe, Enrico de Trizio, Paul Sefchovich, Fernando Monroy Vera, Dane Orr, and Arseniy Mishchenko

Thanks to all 29 of the Sound Collage contestants for submitting some amazing pieces!

Following the contest, we hosted the Sound Collage Contest Showcase & Awards Ceremony on November, 17th. The showcase event, MC'ed by Learning Center Training Coordinator Chris Fitzgerald, featured a premiere of the seven finalists' pieces and Q&A from each. We created the contest to provide students with an educational and creative opportunity to use their laptops and software. For the contest, we asked them to create a composition based around audio samples that we recorded and provided. Special thanks to Scott Mabuchi and Joe James of the MP&E department for use of the studios.

The contestants pieces went before a screening panel, and were scored on the creative use of our provided samples, the musicality and production quality of their piece. The top 7 scoring pieces became our finalists, and were passed on to the judging panel.

This year's panel included Andrea Pejrolo, Assistant Chair of Contemporary Writing & Production, Carl Beatty, Chief of Staff to the President of Berklee College of Music and seasoned recording engineer, Duncan Watt, award winning composer and founder of Fastest Man in the World, a production studio for music scoring and sound recording for the digital game industry, and Francesco Martinez, last year's Sound Collage Contest winner.

The new winner Fernando Monroy Vera, took the grand prize, a copy of Ableton Suite 8. Paul Sefchovich won 2nd place and received a copy of Ableton Live 8, and Enrico de Trizio, last year's 2nd place winner, got the Ableton Live LE 3rd place prize. Hear their winning pieces below.

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.