The Cauldron 011: December 2014

The Sound of Winter

Monday 1st December – Wednesday 31st December

Record an original piece of music for the season. You are free to use whatever you wish to create your track.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron011_thesoundofwinter]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

Find out more about The Cauldron: http://fwonk.co.uk/the-cauldron
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The Cauldron 010: November 2014

Gizmogenesis

Saturday 1st November – Sunday 30th November

Create your own musical instrument and record a new piece of music featuring and showcasing it. You may manipulate the recording, but at some point the original source of audio must be present in the mix.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron010_gizmogenesis]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

Find out more about The Cauldron: http://fwonk.co.uk/the-cauldron
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The Cauldron 009: October 2014

Thrillerphonics

Wednesday 1st October – Friday 31st October

Write a song for an unwritten movie or television series in the horror genre. You may use whatever you wish to complete this challenge.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron009_thrillerphonics]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 008: September 2014

Under-Appreciated Art

Monday 1st September – Tuesday 30th September

Download three poorly reviewed VST instruments (average two-star rating) from this site http://www.vst4free.com/ and write a track only using them. You may however use any effects you like.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron008_underappreciatedart]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 007: August 2014

Unintended Context

Friday 1st August – Sunday 31st August

Create a piece of music in which every instrument is played by something unintended to be used as such. For instance, a field recording might become the lead melody, or an ambient pad might become percussion. You can manipulate the sounds in any way you like.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron007_unintendedcontext]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 006: July 2014

Not Drowning, Just Waving

Tuesday 1st July – Thursday 31st July

Decide which of these classic analog waveforms interests you the most – saw, square, triangle or sine.
Now, construct a 2-4 minute song using nothing but that waveform! Effects, filtering etc. are allowed to add extra harmonics to the music.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron006_notdrowning_justwaving]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 005: June 2014

Refwonked

Sunday 1st June – Monday 30th June

As all Fwonk* tracks are released with a Creative Commons license allowing remixing, take samples from 3 Fwonk* tracks from 3 separate releases by 3 separate artists to create a new track. Other musical additions are allowed, but the 3 samples must be the core for the song (and must be attributed as per Creative Commons license).

Please note that 136 / ALMARK – -ATD- is not to be used as the license does not allow remixing.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron005_refwonked]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
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Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 004: May 2014

Birdsong

Thursday 1st May – Saturday 31st May

Spring has sprung and our music is in full blossom, too. With the birds singing us awake each morning, why not make music with them?

This month, The Cauldron challenges you to record birdsong and use it – and only it – to create a new piece of music.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron004_birdsong]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 003: April 2014

Jam Sandwich

Tuesday 1st April – Wednesday 30th April

Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is:

Take any instrument (or non-instrument) you own and play it improvisationally for 5-10 minutes. Take this session and create a new piece of music from it. You can use effects but cannot add any new sounds.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron003_jamsandwich]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
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Please include the following as part of your description:

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The Cauldron 002: March 2014

Cobain Tribute

Saturday 1st March – Monday 31st March

In this second Cauldron project, we’re putting together a memorial album dedicated to the late Kurt Cobain who died 20 years ago. The resulting music will be released as a compilation album for free on fwonk.co.uk on 5th April 2014. Your task is as follows:

Write a tribute song to celebrate the life and work of Kurt Cobain. This can be anything from a Nirvana cover to a song inspired by his lyrics. Your track should be the length of a rock song (between 2 and 6 minutes) and must include vocals.


When you post your track, please remember to include:

  • A Description!
    Your working process is important not only to us but to everyone else as well!
  • Tags!
    Put the following after your track title and in the tags themselves: [thecauldron002_cobaintribute]
  • Licensing!
    Please ensure that the track’s set to a Creative Commons license that allows for remixing. (e.g. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)
  • Downloads!
    We’d love for all music to be downloadable for potential use in future projects.
  • Links!
    As a community project, these are super important, so don’t leave them out!

Please include the following as part of your description:

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