Songlines and PRS Foundation are delighted to announce the six finalists in the Songlines Remix Competition. Launched on May 10, the competition was open to UK music creators to remix one of David Attenborough’s sound recordings from his critically acclaimed album, My Field Recordings From Across The Planet. The track, ‘Gender Wayang’, was recorded in Bali in 1956 while Attenborough was filming the Zoo Quest for the BBC.
From over 300 submissions our distinguished panel comprising Sir David Attenborough, Cerys Matthews, Ghostpoet, Gilles Peterson, Hannah Peel and Matthew Herbert, as well as gamelan expert Andy Channing, have whittled down the entries to a shortlist of six.
Now it’s the public who decides on the winner, with voting open until September 15. The winner will be announced on November 1 in the December issue of Songlines and will be presented with their award and perform their remix at this year’s Songlines Music Awards ceremony on November 30 at EartH in Dalston.
So please meet our six finalists below and listen and vote for your favourite remix. You’ll also be entered in our prize draw to win a signed copy (by Attenborough) of the album My Field Recordings from Across the Planet. We hope to see you at the awards ceremony in November.