Santa Monica, CA (April 6, 2012)—Jeff Elmassian at Endless Noise has issued a challenge to PSN readers: Send Jeff your favorite sounds and he’ll turn them into a piece of music.
In the upcoming April issue of Pro Sound News, Elmassian, a Grammy-winning composer and founder of Endless Noise, talks about his role in the making of “The Bark Side,” Volkswagen’s viral video hit (15-plus million views to date) from this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials. He first came to notice with Nike’s “Freestyle,” a pre-YouTube viral phenomenon that transformed basketball bounces and sneaker squeaks into a hip-hop track and won the 2002 Gold Clio statue for original music.
“I had always been interested, as a composer, with found sound,” says Elmassian, who put his musique concrete techniques to use in the 1999 children’s film, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, where the characters created a song from laundromat sounds. “When I started getting into recording, that became an important part of the type of composition that I did.”
So grab a microphone and a recorder, or search through your storage devices, and find some sounds to put Jeff to the test. If you don’t have recording software or a mic handy, you can download free apps such as iTalk Recorder (for iOS) or RecForge (for Android) and use your handheld device.
You can submit your files via email to email@example.com or via the web form at www.endlessnoise.com/sounds-contest/
Jeff and the Endless Noise team will select their six favorite sounds and turn them into a piece of music. Submission deadline is April 30, so don’t delay!
The finished composition will be posted at Rendered Noise (www.youtube.com/renderednoise) and at prosoundnetwork.com