Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hyper Pan-Pipe Song Competition

In May 2006 I ran a song writing competition for the Hyper-Flute, (video here).

In July 2006 I ran a song writing competition for the Hyper-Cello.

So it's got to be time for another one, this time for the Hyper Pan-Pipes, prize money is 5,000L$ for the winner, (this being the money I won in the recent Alt-Zoom film festival which I would like to throw back into the Second Life art scene).

Deadline for submissions is the 17th of September 2006, I hope that you will consider entering?

I have sent the URL link to this page to all the current Hyper-Pipe owners and for anyone else who wishes to enter, here are the details:

To be able to enter you will need to own a Hyper-Instrument, (this does not need to be the pan-pipes, it could be the flute or 'cello, but as the Pan-Pipe will be used to judge the competition this would be best).

The Hyper Pan-Pipes can be bought in world at < Scafell (55, 131, 47) > (SLurl), or from SLEX here, or from SLBoutique here.

Remember, absolutely anyone can write a song, you don't need to able to read music or play an instrument, just have an ear for a good melody and be able to write the note-sequence down in the correct format in a notecard.

Full instructions on how the Hyper-Instruments work can be found here, and loads of help for writing your own songs here.

After the competition, all entries will be available for sharing so this is also a great way to generate more songs for us all to play in our Hyper-Pipes - (and Flutes and Cellos as the scores are interchangeable).


1) Closing date for song entries is 17th September 2006.

2) To enter the competition, songs (notecards) should be dropped on the entry-box at the following location. - < Scafell (51, 136, 47) > (SLurl), before the closing date.

3) Song entries should be longer than 30 seconds and must be original music composed by you.

4) Robbie Dingo will judge competition and the judges decision is final.

5) Your entry notecard must include your name and the name of the song. You must be willing to share your song with other Hyper-Instrument owners after the competition has closed. Your entry must load correctly without errors when importing into the HUD.

A good song, for the purpose of judging this competition will be one that is idiomatic of the hyper-pan pipe. That is to say one that has been written specially with THIS instrument in mind and takes into account its features, range and well yes, cope with the timing problems that exist in SL. The winning song should be varied, yet memorable; original, include a strong melody and make use of silence too. For examples of original and strong, effective melodies, sing just about any Beatles tune!

I will go through the entries and announce the winner to all as quickly as I possibly can after the closing date.

Good luck and have fun with it!


Hyper-PanPipe Song-Writing Competition - Results (Sept 06).

Six excellent entries were submitted into the song writing competition this month (for the Hyper Pan-Pipe in this instance). Once again this was a very hard one to judge, so much so that I have had to call a joint first place (yes, not strictly in rules but both the winning entries stood out for different reasons)...

So.... 2500L$ each to....

A) 'Songs of SLyrinx' by Codalisa Levitt..

T=0.6, 1.6

(Codalisa has such a good ear for a melody that will stick with you!)

B) 'Tapestry' by Jennifer Mahoney..


(Once again a lovely piece, technically well written, clearly much time has been spent perfecting the subtle detail).

Congratulation to Coda and Jennifer and a big thanks to all that entered, until next time...

(As always the entries have been added to the vendor at Scafell for all to play for free)...


Blogger Torley said...

Congrats to the winners! :D Beautiful music.

Meta: OMG Robbie you're on Japanese TV!

03 October, 2006  

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