Every month on Instagram, the Electronic Curiosity Collective runs a musical challenge that is open to the public. On top of at least one guaranteed prize each contest, we also offer spots to the top five finishers on our curated Spotify playlist. Aside from the fun and prizes we also aim to develop an atmosphere of friendly, supportive competition and offer ways for other musicians to network and make connections.
For the month of November we have introduced the Noisevember Challenge. This challenge pushes entrants to find a way to create a piece of music that creatively mixes noise into the jam. While the definition of noise can be quite subjective we encourage participants to use as much or as little noise as they want but to remember that each entry will be judged on creativity, musicality, and utilization of noise!
The rules are:
One entry per person
Use the hashtag #ECC_Noisevember
Deadline to upload your entry is November 27th at 8pm Eastern.
Winner will be picked on IG Live on November 27 at 9pm Eastern
Top 5 will be chosen. 2nd place through 5th place will receive 2 spots each on the Electronic Curiosity Collective Spotify Playlist. The winner will receive 5 spots on the Spotify playlist plus a $25 Amazon gift card!
Everyone is free to join, so come find us on Instagram, browse the hashtag and get creating!
I’ve always been interested in making music, however, I was missing that one important skill that so many musicians rely on…talent. My dream was to be in a band, or writing songs, or creating music. As I got older, I honestly thought that it just wasn’t going to happen.
Then, in the summer of 2018, I came across some people making jams on Instagram with synthesizers and drum machines. I was enamored. It was awesome! Within the hour I was on Sweetwater and I bought my first two pieces of gear. I got the Korg Monologue and the Korg Volca Sample. The sample seemed like it would be a great way to jump into a drum machine without spending a ton of money if I didn’t like it.
With Sweetwater’s super fast shipping I got my two pieces quickly and within the hour I was up on IG posting my first jam. It was rather underwhelming but I could feel the potential starting to bust open with it. Here’s my first jam in all it’s unspectacular glory.
Since July of 2018, I have now released 4 full albums (1 as Black Zinda) and an EP. I have released music on all major streaming platforms, sold digital albums and cassettes and even shipped them worldwide. It’s been an absolute dream come true. The IG community is incredibly supportive and helpful. I have made so many real life friends and I have never met one of them in real life (yet.) If you are thinking of jumping into the electronic DAWLESS hardware game, get on there and get at me! I’m currently the most active on IG with near daily posts. I also upload full versions of the shorter IG jams onto YouTube when I make them. You can find all my links on the top or bottom of any of these pages.