To celebrate Rova’s upcoming
concert with special
guests DJ Olive and DJ P-Love, and to celebrate the release of
The Receiving Surfaces, a limited
edition live LP of last summer’s landmark collaboration with John Zorn, we’d
like to make the tracks from Rova’s quartet recording of Steve Adam’s piece “Flip Trap” available
to you to rethink, remix, and manipulate as you’d like.
Since the 33⅓
Anniversary Concert features 2 turntablists remixing Rova live,
and since we have a new Vinyl release out, we thought it would be cool to see
who in the improvised music and DJ communities would want to take a crack at
rethinking the recorded, original “Flip Trap.”
For Remix: We’re making the individual
tracks for “Flip Trap” available…
plus a host of files from “Rovamatic” (the Rova-samples CD ROM).
Dig into the individual parts and pieces, chop, flip, rearrange, corrode, and
remix them to your heart’s content. Rova dub? Ambient Rova? Whatever. We want to
hear what you got. We're encouraging
remixes that use Rova samples as the only
source material, so let us know if you've pulled that off. But if something else seems
absolutely essential to include, go for it.
The winning remix
will be chosen in August 2011 in voting
by our friends on Facebook after our internal brain trust picks their favorite
three; the winner will receive a free copy of Rova’s most recent release,
Planetary, that includes “Flip Trap”,
a copy of the limited edition LP, The
Receiving Surfaces (featuring John
Zorn with Rova), plus another collector’s item: the CD ROM
Rovamatic, a sample library featuring the Rova Saxophone Quartet. The top three will all receive a copy
We’ll host all submitted tracks on Rova.org for the length of the contest and
will feature the top three mixes on our web site for an additional 6 months.
Click Here to Listen to Remix Contest Entries
Deadline for submissions:
13th August, 2011.
Rules and Conditions:
- In order to
qualify for this contest, you must become a fan of Rova:Arts on Facebook.
- Download the
remix files here. All remixes should be submitted
by August 13, 2011.
- Submit your
remix as an mp3 file to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will need to supply a stereo .wav
file upon request.
- Name your track
as follows: “Rova ([your facebook's name] Remix)”. Ex: Rova (Brent Miller
- Winners will be
posted on rova.org as well as Rova Facebook page. Any submissions using a sample
that is ‘uncleared’ will be disqualified. The definition of an ‘uncleared’
sample is a loop, sample or musical work, that you do not own the copyright for
(ie: you didn’t create it). You are free to use sounds that were created by you
and/or royalty free loops. The submitting party bears all responsibility for
their use of any ‘uncleared’ content.
- In consideration
of Rova:Arts agreeing to consider entrants to the Competition, each entrant
hereby assigns to Rova:Arts perpetual, royalty-free, exclusive, sub-licensable
right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create
derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and
publicity rights with respect to your entry worldwide and/or to incorporate your
entry in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term
of any rights that may exist in your entry. Prior to any release, winner will be
required to sign a remix agreement and liability release and, where permitted, a
Please submit professional quality
product for consideration.
- All trademarks
and logos are protected. All rights of the producer and the owner of the
recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public
performance and broadcasting of the remix parts or resulting records or remixes
or is prohibited.
- Your submission
of a remix in this contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules.
- None of the
organizers or sponsors of this event, including but not limited to Rova:Arts
shall accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset
caused to or suffered by you as a result of entering the competition or winning
any prize. They further accept no liability for any damage caused to any
person’s computer or other electronic device relating to or resulting from
downloading any materials, including so called computer viruses, in connection
with this competition.
- Entrants should
be at least 13 years old.