Composer Quest Olympics 4: Hurdles

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Composers from around the world participated in a series of 6 challenges based on Olympic events.

Hurdles:
"Charlie will provide a lead sheet for you to compose over. Each measure will have one chord (the hurdle), and you decide how to compose around it, in any style. Provide a recording to share with the group."

The chords:

Bb
F
Gmin
Eb
Bb
F
Gb
Db
C
Fmin
F
Bbmin
Bbmin/Ab
Gb
Db
Gb
Db
C
F
Bb
F
Gmin
Eb
Bb
F
Gb
Ab
Bb


More Details:

My original idea was that you'd use one chord per measure, but I think I'll leave it up to you where these chord changes happen, as long as you have them in the order above.

You can use any inversions or extensions you want to make the chords more complex (like 7ths, 9ths, etc.), or you can keep them as these plain vanilla chords.

You can get creative with how the chords are played (ex: arpeggios, long held notes, etc.).

Include at least one layer other than just the chords (melody, rhythm, etc.)

Use any number or kind of instruments you want.

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released November 17, 2016

More at composerquest.com/olympics

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tags: experimental

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