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Recompose - Alev Lenz - ‘3':

To mark the 1 year anniversary of Alev Lenz’s album ‘3’ we are launching a brand new SA competition series - Recompose.

We are asking you, the SA community, to submit your own re-imagining of one of Alev Lenz’s songs from ‘3’ - with the help of Alev’s sheet music which she has made freely available!

A panel of judges - Martin Phipps (Peaky Blinders, The Crown), Alev Lenz & SA Recordings will select a winner and two runners up.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for creative, imaginative interpretations of one of Alev’s songs - not simply a cover version.

We encourage you to explore new ways of presenting Alev’s songs through whichever musical medium works for you.

Although the original songs were written for voice, we encourage you to reimagine a ‘3’ song in whatever way you choose - with or without voice.

Here are some ideas from Alev to get you inspired -

  • Orchestrations of vocal work.
  • Translation of voice into instruments, for example, Cello or Duduk, Zurna or Shehnai.
  • Chorally expanding the work … think The Crown!
  • Rhythmic compositions.
  • Piano reimaginings.

A message from Alev Lenz

Being in lockdown and with most of my shows cancelled I was upset that I couldn’t get this album on stage as I intended. However, it helped me to remember that when I wrote the album in its' very bare, a cappella way, I wanted it to be a modern folk tale - songs you would sing without me, songs that would travel for their meaning and not necessarily for the performer. With this in mind, I decided to make the sheet music freely available online so that ‘3' can travel on its' own.

How do I enter?

  • Head to Alev’s website here to access the sheet music.
  • Once you have signed up for the sheet music via Alev’s site, you will receive an email from Alev with a download link to the sheet music.
  • Download the sheet music and recompose! (Or alternatively feel free to recompose without needing to use the sheet music.)
  • Upload your track to Soundcloud and submit your entry on the form at the bottom of this dedicated Recompose page.

What’s the prize?

A bespoke animation created in collaboration with Alev Lenz and animator Pre-Human, to accompany your composition and for your own promotional use.

All of the existing SA sample libraries PLUS all of the 2021 SA library releases.

An exclusive SA T-Shirt.

A signed ‘3’ vinyl from Alev.

The two runners up will receive a signed ‘3’ vinyl and an SA T-Shirt.

Who are the judges?

Martin Phipps (Film & TV Composer - Peaky Blinders, The Crown)

The SA Recordings team

Alev Lenz

What are the rules?

Songs should be no longer than 4 minutes max.

The songs to choose from are The Chair, Cigarettes & Blow, Laura, The Runner, Fishermen, Aimee Mann and It’s Been a While.

Songs can be with or without vocals.

Entries must be submitted via the form on this page.

You do not need to use SA or Spitfire Audio libraries to write your piece.

You can choose any instruments you like.

One song entry per person.

Entries must be submitted via the form on this page by 26th October 11.59PM GMT.

Winner and runners up will be announced on November 4th.

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