p7rv Posted January 6, 2013 Share Posted January 6, 2013 Challenge: Kitsch Music, Or Lemons Into Lemonade First take a look at these pieces: Here we have a couple of decent pieces which take source material from from something which appears at first glance to have negligible cultural value. This is by no means a new phenomenon, cf. just to show a couple examples. This challenge is to write a piece incorporating musical byproducts of mass capitalism in interesting ways. Pop songs, commercial jingles, car alarms, internet memes, computer os sound effects, brand mottos (like Intel or NBC 'chimes', etc.), or whatever appeals to you. Genre, style, instrumentation, length, etc. are entirely open, but all entries must include a score and an audio realization of some kind. The score will constitute the entry proper, and the audio will merely be an aid. Merely post your work in this thread before the deadline in order to submit. All submissions must be made before Feb. 15 2013 12:01AM EST Evaluation rubric: -Style -Originality -Choice of source material (a text explanation or a notation in the score may be helpful in pointing them out) -Recontextualization -Compositional technique -'Does it pop?' fudge factor There will be two 'winners'-- one selected by me, and one selected by the forum, where anyone can submit his reviews after the deadline (will post instructions for this after the deadline). Sockpuppet votes will be ruthlessly averaged. Good luck! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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