MXF has partnered with The International Centre for Litvak Photography to work on an exciting and innovative musical tribute to a family who were murdered in the Holocaust. You can read the fascinating story here: Mystery pre-Holocaust photo trove turns out to be of family of US scholars
Make one of The Aniushka Variations
As a memorial to the family, a specially commissioned classical piece called “The Kaunas Requiem” has been composed by Ukrainian musician Anton Dehtariov, and now we are looking for produers to remix it and reinterpret it.
The best remixes will be featured on the album “The Aniushka Variations” which will be distributed worldwide. The album is named after the mother of the lost family, whose photographs were smuggled out of the Kaunas ghetto before the family was murdered. Evidence that the family were musical was also found, and this inspired Creative Director Richard Schofield to involve more musicians to create a musical memorial. Now it’s over to you.
The Kaunas Requiem Overture original version:
The stems of the orchestral music are available here: www.litvakphoto.org/requiem/requiem_stems.zip
Field recordings of traditionally Jewish industries are here: www.litvakphoto.org/requiem/field_recordings.zip
Your challenge is to remix this material any way you want, the more innovation the better.
Jewish culture in Lithuania was always innovative and creative, and we want to reflect that with this collection of remixes. Don’t be afraid to take risks, have fun and celebrate life. Try using these beautiful orchestral sounds to make something contemporary, something your own. Already the Director of Music Export Fund has completed his own remix in a UK Garage style:
Send us the result before September 6th for inclusion in the final album, and we will export the best entries all over the world. No other rules. Let’s make this collection as diverse as possible!
Send final tracks (WAV, 24bit, 96kHz) by wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline September 6th 2016
If you need help with mastering, ask us and we can help.
Good luck! And be creative!
The Kaunas Requiem is kindly supported by Volfas-Engelman and The Canadian Embassy in Lithuania.