Remix Competition 2018

Remix a track from UQ Chamber Singers and win a prize!

Download the track here and submit your remix by Friday 6 April.

The winner will receive a copy of Ableton Live 10 Standard, with runners up receiving $150 and $100 vouchers from StoreDJ. 

The UQ School of Music is very proud to announce our very first remix competition. The aim of this competition is to encourage members of our growing Music Technology program and other interested students to practice and deepen their music production skills, whilst engaging musically with the high calibre of work produced in UQ’s Music Performance programs. Entrants have the opportunity to creatively remix, reinterpret, and rework the stunning choral composition, “Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep” by UQ Alumni composer Joe Twist, performed by UQ Chamber Singers and recorded by UQ Music Technology Lecturer Dr. Eve Klein. 

To enter:
1.
Download the files.
2. Create your remix!
3. Export it as a stereo .wav file, and upload it to dropbox*, 
4. Complete the submission form.
5. Email the link and the completed submission form to c.perren1@uq.edu.au.

About the UQ Chamber Singers

The UQ Chamber Singers are a UQ student ensemble directed by Graeme Morton. Formed in 2014, the UQ Chamber Singers offers its members the opportunity to develop specialised small ensemble performance skills while experiencing a wide diversity of vocal ensemble repertoire. In addition to being a regular feature of the UQ Concert series, the Chamber Singers have performed in the Queensland Music Festival, and St John’s Cathedral. The UQ Chamber Singers draws its membership from students across several faculties exemplifying the interdisciplinary integration that is a feature of so much of the artistic focus of the School of Music.

About the composer

Born in Australia and now living in the United States, Joe Twist is one of the most ‘in demand’ composer/arranger/orchestrators in Australia and abroad, creating music for the likes of Missy Higgins, Guy Sebastian, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Idea of North, Chanticleer and The Wiggles. Straddling both film music and concert music arenas, his music crosses genres ranging ancient vocal music, opera, contemporary orchestral music, jazz, musical theatre and cabaret. Twist has received wide acclaim for his music for film and television, and his concert works are performed frequently by many professional ensembles around the world, including the Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, The Hollywood Scoring Orchestra, and many others. Twist has received numerous awards, and holds four tertiary degrees in music composition including doctorate and masters degrees from the University of Queensland, the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and New York University.

Partners

UQ School of Music thanks our partners Ableton and StoreDJ for making this competition possible. Ableton are a world-leading software and digital musical instrument company famous for their products Live, Push, and Link. UQ School of Music is proud to be a certified Ableton Training Centre, and is home to one of Australia's largest fleets of Ableton's Push 2 Instrument. 

StoreDJ is one of Australia's leading music technology retailers and have been in business in Brisbane since 2000. StoreDJ now operate four stores nationally as well as their online store, supplying Australia with a wide range of DJ, recording studio, live sound, and electronic music production gear.

Competition Guidelines:
Who Can Enter?
  • Competition is open to UQ Students only.
  • Entrants must be enrolled to study in a Music Technology Course at UQ in 2018, or have recently completed a Music Technology Course at UQ in 2017.
  • Only one remix is permitted per entrant.
What Are The Rules?
  • The remix must be based on the provided track, “Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep” by Joe Twist, performed by UQ Chamber Singers and recorded by UQ Music Technology Students. The source track must be audibly present within the remix.
  • Entrants may use any equipment or software at their disposal to create their remix.
  • The remix may be in any genre, and may include any sounds (sampled, synthesised, recorded, or otherwise) alongside the source material.
  • Aside from the source track, no copyright material or samples may be included in the remix; any infringement of copyright may disqualify the submission.
  • Remix must not exceed six minutes.
How Do I Enter?
  • Submission is by email only, including a Dropbox/Google Drive link to the remix, and attached completed submission form to c.perren1@uq.edu.au. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be accepted.
  • Final remix must be submitted in stereo WAV format.
  • Submission must be received by midnight Friday 6 April. Late submissions will not be accepted.
How Will The Winner Be Selected?
  • Entries will be assessed by a panel of UQ School of Music staff.
  • Selection criteria will include 1) composition, 2) production, 3) creative use of material.
  • Judges’ decisions are final, no further correspondence will be entered into.
What Can I Win?
  • Winning remixes may be featured on the UQ School of Music Soundcloud account, website, and social media pages at the discretion of the UQ School of Music.
  • The prizes are: 
  • 1st) Ableton Live Standard 10, Courtesy of Ableton

    2nd) $150 StoreDJ Voucher, Courtesy of StoreDJ

    3rd) $100 StoreDJ Voucher, Courtesy of StoreDJ

  • The winning entrant has the right to decline first prize (copy of Ableton Live 10 Standard) in favour of second prize ($150 StoreDJ voucher) if, for example, the winning entrant already owns a copy of Ableton Live. In this case, first prize will go to the runner-up. The published order of merit will be unaffected.
  • The School of Music reserves the right to withdraw or substitute prizes at its own discretion.
For any questions please email Chris Perren: c.perren1@uq.edu.au

*or the file sharing platform of your choice, e.g. google drive, wetransfer, etc.