[events-nyc] RE/Mixed Media Festival RE/Mix Master Contest
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*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Contact: Marie Mundaca*,* marie at remixedmedia.org
*RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL* <http://remixedmedia.org>* 2012*
*Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10AM to Midnight*
Brooklyn Lyceum: 227 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
*NEW YORK, NY (September 24, 2012)*—*RE/MIXED MEDIA* has announced *The
RE/Mix Master Contest* <http://www.remixcontest.org> (www.remixcontest.org)--a
live DJ remix battle and dance party produced in conjunction with Brooklyn's
*BBOX Radio * <http://bboxradio.com/>*(*http://bboxradio.com/).
Semi-finalists will be determined by votes on Facebook and by a panel of
judges. The semi-finalists will then compete in live elimination battles to
be broadcast on BBOX Radio, and culminating in a live remix battle at *the
RE/Mixed Media Festival* in Brooklyn on November 10th. The grand prize
winner will receive their own a *guest-DJ show on BBOX Radio*, a free copy
of *Ableton Live* <http://www.ableton.com/> (full version), and paying gigs
DJ'ing* RE/Mixed Media Festival *events in 2013. Submissions close on
September 30, 2012.
DJs will be asked to remix songs on-the-fly on the radio and at the
festival. The contest encourages DJs to explore non-traditional techniques
including controllers, laptops, iPads, and iPhones. Submissions will
highlight the DJs’ chosen techniques for remixing.
The semi-finalists will compete in live elimination battles to be broadcast
on *BBOX Radio, Brooklyn’s community Internet radio station* during
October. The battle will culminate in a live remix battle at the *RE/Mixed
Media Festival* on November 10th.
*The RE/Mix Master Contest* is part of the third annual *RE/MIXED MEDIA
FESTIVAL*. The festival, which explores remix and mashup culture from the
artists’ perspective, will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, in
Brooklyn, New York. Artists, musicians, performers, and technologists will
present their work and ideas at the historic Brooklyn Lyceum.
This year, *RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL* is proud to announce its partnership
with the *MAshRome Film Festival* <http://www.mashrome.org>* (*
http://www.mashrome.org) in Rome, Italy.
Confirmed events include:
· A live musical collaboration between piano player and singer *Tessa
Makes Love* <http://www.tessamakeslove.com/> and *Ian
the renown guitarist and saxophonist, and founding member of King Crimson
· "Live Art" performance by legendary comic book artist *Robert
Sikoryak* <http://www.rsikoryak.com/>* *(*Masterpiece Comics, RAW*).
· Keynote lecture by *Eduardo Navas*<http://navasse.net/docs/index.php>,
one of the leading theorists in the field of remix culture, and author of
the upcoming book, *Remix Theory, The Aesthetics of
· A panel discussion on "Remixing Fan Culture" curated by *Adam
Bernard* <http://adambernard.blogspot.com/> and featuring several music
industry professionals and surprise guests.
· A musical performance by *STD*, an audio-visual adventure featuring
*Jason Tractenburg* of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players.
· A live discussion of "Remix in Literature" including literary
critic *Ed Champion* <http://www.edrants.com>, author *Jonathan Ames* (*Bored
to Death, What’s Not to Love?)* and media theorist *McKenzie
*(A Hacker Manifesto, Gamer Theory*).
· Screenings of remix videos from international artists.
The *RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL* explores the art of remix. Digital technology
has empowered artists and consumers alike to access media creation tools
that were previously limited to professionals. The result is an explosion
of creativity—of remix, user-generated content, and art that pushes the
limits of copyright and tinkers with the premise of intellectual
in 2010, the *RE/MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL* aims to bring public awareness and
generate conversation around the vibrant art and practice of remix. The
first festival in 2010 was a huge success where festival goers enjoyed
appearances by Moby, Steinski, Ricky Powell, Sweatshoppe, Deanna Zandt,
Jesper Juul, and over 50 other artists, performers, musicians and DJs. In
2011, over one thousand attendees packed into One Arm Red and the
Underwater Lounge in DUMBO to enjoy more live performance, music, film and
panel discussions on critical issues related to remix, sampling and
This year’s location, the* **Brooklyn Lyceum,*
<http://brooklynlyceum.com/>is a multi-use space of historical
architecture and raw Brooklyn beauty.
Originally opened in 1910 as an indoor bathing facility, the Lyceum is an
arts venue and cultural center on the edge of Gowanus and Park Slope that
is host to a range of theatre, music, dance, markets and community
*ABOUT BBOX RADIO*
Much more than a radio station, BBOX combines a visible broadcast studio
with a cultural venue and community center. Locally-sourced content is
aired live, online and on-site, from Brooklyn. Interviews, call-in shows,
radio journalism, DJs and live music performances offer BBOX listeners the
best of what's happening in and around our borough. The rich mix that is
Brooklyn — the raucous and raw to the cultured and classic — makes BBOX an
experience like no other.
BBOX’s aim is to support the exchange of ideas, art and music by providing
a local community platform & meeting place. BBOX fulfills its mission
through an evolving collaboration with its neighbors — artists, educators,
entrepreneurs, civic advocates and everyone in between — to present a range
of engaging radio programs, concerts, workshops, exhibits and talks.
A complete events line-up for *RE/Mixed Media Festival *will be announce in
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