In standard Tripulse fashion, there were some delays in getting this started, and we probably talked about it a couple times on Tripod. But it’s here now!
So what is it?
The Canvas initiative is a Tripulse community project to fuel and encourage creativity and exploration in music by using art as inspiration, along with a little friendly competition.
It all starts with a single word. With one word, we approach an artist and commission them to create whatever they want with that word in mind. We encourage them to let loose and go as crazy as they want without holding back. With the finished art, we then present it to the community along with a couple suggestions for the theme, and you get to work. Your task is to make a song to fit that theme in whatever way you want. There are no genre restrictions, no tempo requirements, nothing of the sort. You only need to try to capture the theme of the art in your song.
It’s no fun without a little competition though, so bring your A game! Submissions will go through a judging process, and we will only select the tracks we believe best captured the given theme. Out of those submissions, we will choose one or two winners and prizes will be had! We will then compile the selected tracks into an album and release it on all major platforms. Depending on the number of submissions, some of those who didn’t make the cut may be included anyway as bonus tracks, or even on an extra album of their own. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Notes for Notes.
The theme this time around is Pursuit. Sorixa returns as the artist once again. You can find her hanging around Tripulse or on Twitter.
Much like last time, there will be a cash prize of $75 USD to the 1st prize winner and $25 to 2nd prize, and a free T-shirt for both… maybe something other than a shirt, who knows? One of our winners last time opted to donate his cash prize to charity instead, so that option is available. Canvas merchandise will be available for a limited time around the time the compilation releases with 50% of the proceeds going to Notes for Notes.
The deadline for entry is September 13th 2019. Information on how to enter can be found in this forum thread. Share this with your producer friends and let’s make something great happen!