A brilliant new competition is giving young people the chance to create a soundtrack to a recent clip from Doctor Who that will be showcased at the BBC Proms in 2013!
Music has always been a vital part of Doctor Who and BBC Learning and BBC Proms today announced a competition to inspire all UK secondary school students (aged 11-16) to get involved with this side of the show. The challenge is simple – we’re asking young people to create a short soundtrack to accompany a scene from the Doctor’s adventures.
Entries will be judged by top composers, including Ben Foster (conductor and orchestrator for Doctor Who and composer for Torchwood) and winners will be mentored by professional composers. The winning soundtracks will be showcased within the Doctor Who Proms on 13 July and 14 July, 2013… but hurry! The closing date for entries is Friday, 24 May, 2013.
Feel you need help? Don’t worry! We’ve got a special film full of great pointers along with a suite of videos that provide an insider’s guide to music technology and don’t forget to watch the two scenes we’re asking your soundtrack to accompany. And if you need more inspiration, take a look at where your music could be heard… The winners will have their soundtracks premiered at the Doctor Who Proms on 13 July and at the following day’s Doctor Who Proms.
You can find all the information, clips and files on our competition page. You can download and fill in the all-important application form and please read the terms and conditions which also include details about age groups, how schools should get involved and what teams are allowed to take part.
Don’t worry if you’ve never written a note of music before… Take a look at the special videos on the competition page, carefully read the application form and T&Cs and then just be bold, creative and have fun! Best of luck to everyone diving into a world of music and as the Doctor would say – well, shout – Geronimo!
via BBC – Blogs – Doctor Who
The Tardis is coming to the Royal Albert Hall as Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary is celebrated during this year’s Proms.
The concerts, which begin on July 12 and run for two months, include a series of appearances by Nigel Kennedy, a complete performance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and a special urban music night starring Laura Mvula and Maverick Sabre.
Kennedy returns for three performances including two on one night when he will appear on stage at the Royal Albert Hall during the last night and at the Proms in the Park in Hyde Park.
The Doctor Who Prom, which runs over two nights, will include scenes from the long-running science-fiction show soundtracked with music written by its teenage fans.
A 6 Music Prom, put together by the station’s Steve Lamacq and Radio 3’s Tom Service will include performances by Cerys Matthews, Laura Marling and punk veterans The Stranglers.
There will also be gospel choirs, orchestras and soloists from around the world, music from the big screen and a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring.
Roger Wright, director of BBC Proms and controller of BBC Radio 3, said: “The BBC Proms is the world’s largest and longest-running music festival which, over eight weeks every summer, welcomes the world’s leading orchestras, conductors and soloists.
“With £5 Promming tickets for the eighth year running and more ways than ever for people to enjoy the events in person, on radio, television and online, the BBC’s ongoing commitment to running the festival allows the Proms to be one of the best value-for-money experiences anywhere.
“From Wagner’s Ring Cycle to a celebration of urban music, it is a festival where there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Highlights of the concerts will be broadcast on BBC One, Two, Three and Four as well as on radio.
via The Independent.