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Remix | Eric Whitacre - Fly To Paradise
The fourth version of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir project, Fly To Paradise was always destined to be a remix project. Which is why they’re now providing the tracks of the final master for you to create your own remix. Whether you’re a choral purist, a music pro, a budding DJ or always looking to experiment with technology, this is your chance to create something new with the tracks of VC4.
Everything you need can be found on this page and they would love for you to share your mixes and let them hear them. 
Can’t wait to hear your work. Good Luck!

Remix | Eric Whitacre - Fly To Paradise

The fourth version of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir project, Fly To Paradise was always destined to be a remix project. Which is why they’re now providing the tracks of the final master for you to create your own remix. Whether you’re a choral purist, a music pro, a budding DJ or always looking to experiment with technology, this is your chance to create something new with the tracks of VC4.

Everything you need can be found on this page and they would love for you to share your mixes and let them hear them. 

Can’t wait to hear your work. Good Luck!

Community Collaboration | SoundCloud Tombola

SoundClouder David Barclay organized the SoundCloud Tombola, a project in which interested SoundClouders were paired at random to collaborate with each other.

Hear the results of how community members (some who had never met or connected before) were matched to create something new together. 

If you’re organizing a community activity on SoundCloud, let us know too.

Creating with Constraints | Weekly Communal Sound-making
The Disquiet Junto started in January 2012 by organizer Marc Weidenbaum and is an open group for anyone to participate in. The Junto is unique in that its weekly projects come with a deadline and defined constraints, like utilizing a certain sound or sticking to a specific BPM.
As it reaches over 75 weekly projects with more than 350 contributors from around the world so far, Insta/gr/ambient was one of the projects that would be the foundation for the group. Musicians used Instagram photos as inspiration to create “sonic postcards” of ambient music. “It was wildly more listened to than anything I had done before, and I felt that had something to do with the energy of the musicians sensing a camaraderie unique to this larger-scale effort,” Marc says.
As more members joined, Marc began to let go of the anxiety of whether people would participate every week. “It has encouraged me to do more things that might lead to failure. On a creative level, since the Junto began, I have done fewer and fewer things that felt inherently certain or safe. The result is a weird mix: both thrilling and comforting,” he said.
Naoyki Sasanami regularly participates in the Disquiet Junto group’s challenges every week and compares them to “experimental trials” that are opportunities for sound design. “I feel like I’m playing a weekly chess game using sound.”
Hear the results from the Disquiet Junto’s latest weekly project focused on generative music.

Read more on the blog.

Creating with Constraints | Weekly Communal Sound-making

The Disquiet Junto started in January 2012 by organizer Marc Weidenbaum and is an open group for anyone to participate in. The Junto is unique in that its weekly projects come with a deadline and defined constraints, like utilizing a certain sound or sticking to a specific BPM.

As it reaches over 75 weekly projects with more than 350 contributors from around the world so far, Insta/gr/ambient was one of the projects that would be the foundation for the group. Musicians used Instagram photos as inspiration to create “sonic postcards” of ambient music. “It was wildly more listened to than anything I had done before, and I felt that had something to do with the energy of the musicians sensing a camaraderie unique to this larger-scale effort,” Marc says.

As more members joined, Marc began to let go of the anxiety of whether people would participate every week. “It has encouraged me to do more things that might lead to failure. On a creative level, since the Junto began, I have done fewer and fewer things that felt inherently certain or safe. The result is a weird mix: both thrilling and comforting,” he said.

Naoyki Sasanami regularly participates in the Disquiet Junto group’s challenges every week and compares them to “experimental trials” that are opportunities for sound design. “I feel like I’m playing a weekly chess game using sound.”

Hear the results from the Disquiet Junto’s latest weekly project focused on generative music.

Read more on the blog.

Creating with Constraints | 52 Weeks
Madeleine Cocolas is currently writing a piece of music every week for 52 weeks. Previously working as a TV music supervisor in Melbourne, Australia, Madeleine set the goal of writing a piece of music every week for 52 weeks once she moved to Seattle, WA where she is currently based. 
Although every week is a separate piece of work, Madeleine values each one in its own way, illustrating how creating short compositions or works of progress are just as valuable as perfecting a single sound over a longer period of time: “What I find the most enjoyable about my project is having a sense of purpose behind writing my music. I really feel like each piece is part of the bigger project I’ve set myself, so in that respect they’re all as important as each other.”
Jumping into creating music every day can feel daunting, but having SoundCloud as an outlet to post sounds and meet people along the way has motivated Madeleine to continue creating. 
“Writing the sort of music I do by myself can sometimes feel a bit isolating, but having an online community to share it with makes me feel connected with other people,” Madeleine says. 
Read more on the blog.

Creating with Constraints | 52 Weeks

Madeleine Cocolas is currently writing a piece of music every week for 52 weeks. Previously working as a TV music supervisor in Melbourne, Australia, Madeleine set the goal of writing a piece of music every week for 52 weeks once she moved to Seattle, WA where she is currently based.

Although every week is a separate piece of work, Madeleine values each one in its own way, illustrating how creating short compositions or works of progress are just as valuable as perfecting a single sound over a longer period of time: “What I find the most enjoyable about my project is having a sense of purpose behind writing my music. I really feel like each piece is part of the bigger project I’ve set myself, so in that respect they’re all as important as each other.”

Jumping into creating music every day can feel daunting, but having SoundCloud as an outlet to post sounds and meet people along the way has motivated Madeleine to continue creating.

“Writing the sort of music I do by myself can sometimes feel a bit isolating, but having an online community to share it with makes me feel connected with other people,” Madeleine says. 

Read more on the blog.

Creating with Constraints | A Sound Design a Day
Video game sound designer Kyle Vande Slunt has embarked on a challenge of recording a sound and using the raw recording source to add on sound design and musical elements. “I let experimentation naturally evolve,” says Kyle of his daily sound design project.
He started the project in May to get better at field recording and manipulating found objects to create unique sounds.
“It seemed like the best solution to improve several skills all at the same time. I’ve only been doing it for two months and can already see massive, positive changes in a lot of different areas,” says Kyle from his home in Champaign, Illinois.
Hear Kyle share more about why he’s interested in using field recordings, from the sound of velcro to a dog panting, to inspire and motivate him to continue flexing his sound design skills in this audio interview. 
 
Read more on the blog.

Creating with Constraints | A Sound Design a Day

Video game sound designer Kyle Vande Slunt has embarked on a challenge of recording a sound and using the raw recording source to add on sound design and musical elements. “I let experimentation naturally evolve,” says Kyle of his daily sound design project.

He started the project in May to get better at field recording and manipulating found objects to create unique sounds.

“It seemed like the best solution to improve several skills all at the same time. I’ve only been doing it for two months and can already see massive, positive changes in a lot of different areas,” says Kyle from his home in Champaign, Illinois.

Hear Kyle share more about why he’s interested in using field recordings, from the sound of velcro to a dog panting, to inspire and motivate him to continue flexing his sound design skills in this audio interview.

Read more on the blog.

The Audio Spotlight | A Conversation with Deane Ogden about Eastern Chronicle

Composer and SoundClouder Deane Ogden created a global collaborative album “Eastern Chronicle” featuring more than 200 musicians, singers and production personnel who were involved in this 18-month process. Ogden traveled across eight different countries in East Asia and used SoundCloud to manage the project.

Listen to a track-by-track discussion and breakdown of Deane Ogden’s debut album Eastern Chronicle, from conception to release. Read more about this special project here

Stephen Randall | We Will Run Again

Listen to this powerful song by SoundClouder Stephen Randall recognizing the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

You can also show support and contribute your voice in solidarity. Simply leave a comment on his sound and post your recording to SoundCloud as a private track with downloads enabled. Share it with Stephen or send him a private link. More details in the description here.