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Remix Instruments from Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, Win Prizes from Ableton, ROLI & More


Found Sound Nation in collaboration with Temple Contemporary’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra has meticulously recorded the sounds of over 800 of broken instruments in an effort to inspire the public to ‘adopt’ these instruments and raise funds to repair and return them to public schools throughout Philadelphia. For these recording sessions, we invited great musicians from around Philadelphia to improvise on damaged horns, flattened fiddles, splintered double bases, padless saxophones, leaky clarinets, and busted-up snares and created a sample library of hundreds of ‘wounded’ but magnificently unique instruments.


Now, we are inviting YOU to creatively remix these samples and produce new original works in any style and by any means you wish. A panel of Broken Instrument experts (comprised of acclaimed musicians, producers and industry folks) will then select 3 winners to receive cash prizes, software from our friends at Ableton and hardware from innovative ‘new kid on the Block’ ROLI. The winners will be featured on the Symphony For A Broken Orchestra album, alongside Pulitzer-prize winning composer David Lang’s new Broken Orchestra symphonic work.


Here is how to get involved:

1) Pull the Broken Orchesra Project

2) Create your remix in your DAW of choice

3) Tracks must be made entirely of the Broken Orchestra sample bank (except for vocals). Please NO non-broken instrument sounds, outside synths or other MIDI instrument and can be roughly 1-5 minutes in length. All genres are welcome.

4) Publish your update by Feb 16th, 2018 and you can also submit your files in WAV format to brokenorchestra@foundsoundnation.org

If you have any questions about rules or guidelines please email around@foundsoundnation.org

We will notify all contestants about the contest results by May 1st 2018 


Prizes provided by Found Sound Nation:

1) $2000, Ableton Live 10, ROLI's Songmaker Kit , Album Feature

2) $1000, Ableton Live 10, ROLI's Beatmaker Kit, Album Feature

3) $500, Ableton Live 10, Album Feature


Proceeds that come from the sale of this album will go towards supporting the Broken Orchestra Legacy fund in Philadelphia as well as future projects in other cities dedicated to repairing broken instruments and returning them to school districts for future generations of musicians.

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra was commissioned by Temple Contemporary at The Tyler School of Art. Major support is provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Barra Foundation.

Note: Winning entrants for First and Second place must reside in the US, UK, European Union, Canada or Australia to receive ROLI products


Hi all you broken instrument tinkerers!
We are excited to announce that we have winners! This was a hard decision to make, as we had so many inventive and unique entries, and it was so fun to listen to all of them and hear how you reimagined these damaged sounds, giving them a new life in your tracks! 
That said, we were so impressed with so many of these tracks, that we plan to release a mixtape of many of them, and we will be in touch with producers directly to discuss that.
But for now, back to the competition business!
The winners of the Broken Orchestra Remix Competition are: 
1st Prize: Diego Stassen Malta
2nd Prize: Pablo Merete
3rd Prize:  Krunal Krumpavat
We will be in touch with each of you to discuss the prizes and next steps.
A special thanks to Symphony for a Broken Orchestra + Temple Contemporary for providing the opportunity to record these sounds. And thank you all for taking the time to enter the competition and reimagine these beautiful and bizarre sounds into killer tracks! 
Found Sound Nation + Found Sound Records
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Broken Orchestra Remix Contest

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