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David Attenborough Launches Remix Competition
Christian Eede , May 9th, 2019 14:28

Musicians are being encouraged submit their own edits of a three-minute gamelan field recording captured by David Attenborough in 1956 for a competition

David Attenborough has teamed up with PRS Foundation and Songlines magazine to launch a remix competition on his 93rd birthday.

The competition is encouraging musicians to submit their own reworks of 'Gender Wayang', a gamelan-based field recording dating back to 1956 which featured on Attenborough's 2018 release My Field Recordings From Across The Planet. The recording was originally captured during a trip to Indonesia and features musicians playing with two metallophones and a set of drums.

According to the competition terms, "all revenues generated from additional sub-licensing will be shared equally between the music creator, BBC Worldwide and Sir David Attenborough's affiliated charity Fauna & Flora International." It's not known whether any money proceeds generated from the remix's production will go to those who originally played the music however.

Hannah Peel, Ghostpoet, Gilles Peterson, Matthew Herbert, Cerys Matthews and Attenborough will all judge the entries, selecting six finalists whose remixes will then be put to a vote by the public. The winning remix will be announced at Hackney's EartH on November 30.

To enter, just download the recording and submit your remix via a private SoundCloud upload by 6pm GMT on June 10. Head here for more information.