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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Remix The Ring

CBC Radio is holding a remix contest for Wagner's famous opera cycle Der Ring des Niebelungen, supposedly the first in a series of "compose yourself" contest features.
You are invited to Remix The Ring! Well, actually just part of it-the famous Ride of the Valkyries. Download the file of Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and remix it in any way you see fit. Mash it, chop it, layer it, turn it upside down. Your remix can have a dance feel, or be completely avant-garde. Let your imagination be your guide.
Just the Ride of the Valkyries? That's lame, like announcing a remix contest for Beethoven's 9th Symphony but then restricting the contest to the Ode To Joy section. Plus, it's not as if remixes of Ride of the Valkyries are especially rare. I can remember hearing a rave verison of it slipped into somebody's dj set on more than one occasion.

So I'll pass on this one but if anyone else decides to join in, I'd be curious to hear the results.

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