What can I say? I can’t say no to a contest.
My latest foray into the contest world is a remix contest of the male vocal quartet New York Polyphony singing the plainchant “Victimae Paschali Laudes.” They provided the “stems” (raw sound files) at Indaba and let the contestants go wild.
And go wild I did. I added an intro featuring the Monastery of Greg singers, laid down a rhythm track of beat boxing, layered in sound effects, and finished with a Latin rap. I guess I’m just a guy with big ideas and a bigger mouth…
I thought it would be appropriate to name my entry the “St. Gregory Remix,” as he is the namesake of Gregorian Chant. He was also the right saint to invoke on this remix, as the recording is all a cappella. Obviously, I did some slicing and dicing, but the whole mix comes from either the the mouths of NY Polyphony or me. Check out all the entries at Indaba or listen to the MP3 right here.
This is something new and different for me, so I’d be interested in hearing your feedback.