Doctor Who at the Proms 2013

BBC Launches ‘Create a Soundtrack’ Competition

Do you fancy yourself as the next Murray Gold? Is music your passion? Would you like the opportunity to create a short piece of music for a clip from a Doctor Who episode and then have it showcased at the Doctor Who Proms 2013? If your answer is yes to any of those questions, then you may want to read on…

Doctor Who at the Proms 2013

The BBC has launched a competition where you can create a soundtrack to be played over a clip from the recent Doctor Who Christmas special, The Snowmen. If you’re a grown up, stop reading now, this doesn’t apply to you –  but if you’re between the age of 11 and 16 and go to school (we hope you all do, if not then please go back to school now, it’s terribly important you know) then you’re eligible to enter your original piece.

That’s all you have to do. Study the clips provided by the BBC, they’re both from The Snowmen, one is the scene where Clara is dragged out of the TARDIS and killed and the other is the scene in which the Doctor tests Clara as to why he has brought an umbrella with him on a rooftop. Both clips are presented without accompanying incidental music, and the challenge is for you to provide your own personal touch. Or keyboard, in this case.

There’s information, clips and much more on the competition page as well as some helpful tips if you need some inspiration or answers to some technical questions.

Remember, you clever boys and girls, that you need no experience to enter this competition. Get creative, go wild, have fun and get working now, you never know where it may all lead to.

The entries to the competition will be judged by top composers, including Doctor Who’s Conductor and Orchestrator Ben Foster, and the winning soundtracks will be showcase at the Doctor Who Proms on the 13th and 14th July 2013.

Hurry though, because entry is only open until Friday 24th May 2013. Find out more at the official Doctor Who site.


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