CFA Seeking Submissions for MiddletownRemix DJ Competition

If you are a Wesleyan DJ hoping to get some neat publicity both on and off campus, the Center for the Arts (CFA) has a great opportunity lined up for you:

The CFA is hosting a DJ competition for Wesleyan students as part of the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Middletown and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. Selected students will be commissioned $200 dollars to perform on May 11th at a festival in the North End to celebrate Middletown and the collaborative project.

The competition will have two phases, and the deadline for Phase One is March 31st. Applicants must complete Phase One in order to proceed to Phase Two. More information on the application after the jump.

What: MiddletownRemix Wesleyan DJ Competition
When: first deadline is March 31st; festival is May 11th
Cost: commissioned students will be paid $200 to perform at festival
CFA Contact: Aletta Brady ’14 (cbrady[at]wes)

Phase 1: Competition

Students submit a 2-3 minute remix that incorporates sounds from the MiddletownRemix project by 11:59pm on March 31, 2013. Eligible remixes will then be available for a public vote between April 1 – 12, 2013 through middletownremix.org. The four remixes that receive the most votes will move on to Phase 2.

Criteria: Only one submission will be allowed per student. Remixes can incorporate music from other sources, but must include at least five sounds from the MiddletownRemix project (sounds can be found at: http://urbanremix.gatech.edu/content/middletown).

Submission Format:
By 11:59pm on March 31, 2013 applicants must:
Email the submission in MP3 format to link to Aletta Brady, Music and Public Life Intern, at cbrady[at]wes. Submissions must include the applicant’s full name, class year, title of remix and the names of the MiddletownRemix sounds used. Subject title should read “MiddletownRemix Student Competition.”

Phase 2: Commissions
The applicants with the four remixes that receive the most votes will be commissioned by the CFA to create a 15 minute remix that incorporates sounds from the MiddletownRemix project. Remixes will be completed by April 30, 2013 at which time the student will receive $200 each as a commissioning fee. The students will play these commissions during the MiddletownRemix festival on May 11, 2013.

Questions:
Please direct all submission related inquires to: Erinn Roos-Brown, Program Manager at the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, at 860-685-5925 or eroosbrown[at]wes, or to Aletta Brady, Music and Public Life Intern, at cbrady[at]wes.