Competition: Remix Francesco Tristano In Video

Francesco Tristano is a young man who has one foot in camp techno and the other in the world of classical music. Having worked with Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald, he is still perhaps best known for his work in the classical realm – his debut album bachCage will be released via German titan Deutsche Grammophon next month.

In order to celebrate his unique connections between classical and electronic music, Deutsche Grammophon and KlassikAkzente magazine, in collaboration with 12designer.com, are hosting a competition to find a video producer for the title track on Tristano’s album which has been (sonically) remixed by Lawrence as well as by Moritz von Oswald.

Using the original music video, the idea is to ‘remix’ the clip so that it fits with one of the above mentioned audio remixes. The winner of the competition (based on submitted entires) will earn the title of official (remix) video producer and will have their work shown across the virtual world.

Full details of the competition can be found on 12designer.com.

Classical 2.0 with Hilary Hahn


Hilary Hahn, the American violinist, is about to release a new cd of music by JS Bach, called “Bach: Violin and Voice.”

We’ve talked about Hilary Hahn before on the show. After all, she’s one of the most new-media savvy classical performers out there. (Remember when her “violin case” started its own twitter feed? She was definitely ahead of the curve on that one.)

Anyway, in honor of this new release, Hilary Hahn is offering to answer questions from her fans, via YouTube.

She’s set up a special email address, and she’s promising to record her answers on video, and post them on her YouTube channel, this coming Monday, January 11th.

Oh, and she’s also holding a “Bach Party” at the very cool New York nightclub le Poisson Rouge.

So if you’d like to interact with Hilary Hahn, electronically, send her an email to the following address: promotion@firstchairpromo.com this week.

The album comes out in the US this Tuesday; the Canadian release is a week later, January 19th, on the Deutsche Grammophon label, but we’ve snagged an advance copy, which we’ll share with you today on In Tune!

[via cbc.ca]