64-Bit

Our Next Competition Will Be In February 2018!

The fifth annual 64 Bit Composition Competition will be soliciting original electronic music that lasts 64 seconds. Finalists will be selected and performed in the Atlas Black Box Theater during the Pendulum New Music Series. The audience votes on winners, and prizes are awarded.

Pendulum New Music is the premier new music concert series in Boulder. We are interested in variety. In style. In creativity. In cool. In the destruction and conservation of theme. In music that yowls and yips and wails and squeals. In screams that masquerade as music.

Fill out the form below and make sure we get a copy of your composition. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before the February concert by 10:00am

 

The Rules:

This contest is open to current CU students (undergrad and grad) who are not members of the music composition studio.

All music must be audio only. No video, no dance.

All music must be mono or stereo (no surround-sound please)

AIF, WAV, MP3, and most other formats are fine.

All music must be 64 seconds in length or less.

All music must be original.

No samples of copyrighted music or audio (including clips or voice samples from other artists) are allowed to be used for this competition without written permission from the copyright owner. 

We highly encourage that you listen to your work through a stereo speaker system before submission.

Finalists will be selected and notified in early February.
 
All finalists are expected to attend the February 22nd performance. Bring friends to vote.

Submission Deadline: WED the week before the concert at 10am. Finalists will be announced by 5pm the following day.

First Prize:  $200 (please allow a few weeks for paperwork) 

Performance of Finalists and Voting: February, 2018, Atlas Black Box Theater

 

About:

Pendulum New Music is the premier new music concert series in Boulder. The 64-bit competition is open to all CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students who are not enrolled as a music composition student. We are interested in variety. In style. In creativity. In cool. In the destruction and conservation of theme. In music that yowls and yips and wails and squeals. In screams that masquerade as music. The 64-bit competition is originally conceived by Hunter Ewen.