If you ever wished to remix a symphony, this could be the moment of your glory. The Czech Centre London and Nonclassical are opening a call for remixes inspired by the work Bohuslav Martinů, the 20th century Czech composer whose prolific work encompasses six symphonies, sixteen operas, jazz ballets, and countless chamber pieces including one dedicated to his fellow Princeton colleague Albert Einstein. Submissions can have form of either a purely electronic to a mixed-genre piece based on Martinů's famed Symphony No. 4 (conditions apply). The overall winner, chosen by an expert jury, will be awarded cash prize. You can submit your pieces via SoundCloud until 7 October 2015.
Inspired by Martinu explores the fascinating oeuvre of the 20th century Czech composer through London’s contemporary classical and electronic music scene as represented by artists around the acclaimed Nonclassical label led by its founder, composer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev. On 21 October 2015, Nonclassical artists will be joined live at the Forge in London by piano virtuoso Lada Valešová, violin wunderkind Tereza Anna Přívratská and vibrant soprano Lucie Špičková in a unique attempt to reimagine Martinů’s most influential chamber pieces by creating real-time improvised soundtracks, avant-garde audiovisual installations and once-in-a-lifetime musical reworks.