Competition: City Life In The Mix

Posted on February 22, 2013

Manchester Camerata and Emily Howard invite DJs and producers to sample the sound of the Town Hall Bells ahead of our City Life concert.

Janek Schaefer

This March, Manchester Camerata and the sound of the Town Hall bells will come together for the very first time in a newly commissioned work, Carillon by Emily Howard. Acousmatic composer Sam Salem has recorded and manipulated the sound of the Manchester Town Hall Bells to be transcribed to vinyl; those sounds will then be further manipulated live in performance by Janek Schaefer on turntables and boombox.

Ahead of the concert, we’re holding a competition that allows you to get your hands on these recordings for your own remix…

The Brief

We’re calling on you to use these one-off recordings of the Manchester Town Hall Bells in your own way and create a short track that evokes your City Life. All entries must be submitted by Monday 11th March and, as a guideline, should be between
1-3 minutes long.

The Prize

The winner of the competition will receive 4 tickets to our City Life concert at Royal Northern College of Music on 23rd March 2013, the opportunity to attend the rehearsal and a pair of tickets to another RNCM concert! All submitted entries will be shortlisted by Manchester Camerata’s Head of Creative Programming Manus Carey, with Emily Howard choosing the winner.

How To Enter

1) You can download the audio files here
2) You can upload your completed entries here

Good luck!

If you have any queries about the competition, please contact Shyam Bhatt at