THE CHALLENGE

 

Music was an essential part of daily life for the utopian society imagined by Thomas More in 1516. More’s ideas are still relevant in our modern world: listening to or creating music is a means for people to express themselves, share experiences and unwind.


Sounds of Utopia challenges music enthusiasts to choose and interpret a piece of music from the period in which Thomas More, the original utopian, lived. Choose a composition from our list and either play the piece as it was written in the 16th century, or offer your own interpretation, giving it a new creative shape or fresh sound.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
 

After choosing the composition and your preferred manner of playing it, you should decide on how you would like to present it. Both private and public performances of the piece are accepted.

 

Private performance:

Simply film yourself performing the piece and send the video to our email at music.utopia500@gmail.comIt will be uploaded to our Youtube channel making you an official participant of the Sounds of Utopia contest!

Public concert: Contact us to schedule your event on the official Utopia 500 calendar and we will help you to promote it. Film it and send the video to our email at music.utopia500@gmail.com.
Looking out for the results of the contest and track its progress on Youtube!

 

The deadline for submitting your videos 30th June 2016. The winners will be notified and the results will be announced in August across the Utopia 500 social media profiles.

THE CATEGORIES AND PRIZES


Participants will be divided into four different categories depending on their age and the number of musicians. There will be one winner for each category, who will be awarded with a cash prize or a fully funded trip to Portugal to attend the Folio festival in 2016.

Find more details about the contest with the list of compositions, judging criteria and more information about the prizes by downloading the attachment.

 

 

 

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions!
FILES TO DOWNLOAD

MUSICAL SCORES

Henry VIII

If Love Now Reigned

Henry VIII

Pastime with Good Company

Josquin

Ave Maria... Virgo serena

John Dowland

In darkness let me dwell

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