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Morley College announces competition for a new piece of electronic music created from The Planets samples

The open call celebrates 100 years since Morley’s former Director of Music Gustav Holst premiered The Planets

As part of its Festival of the Arts and Culture, Morley College together with The Engine Room have announced a sampling competition to mark 100 years since the premiere of Gustav Holst's The Planets. The competition is open to emerging artists, producers and students, with entrants invited to create an original piece of electronic music using audio samples from Holst's suite. Holst was Morley’s musical director from 1907–1924.

Up to 12 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges featuring Jeff Mills, Gabriel Prokofiev and Max Reinhardt. The winner will receive a prize package containing Solid State Logic and Academia equipment, while all 12 finalists’ works will be included on the first compilation released by TERM, a new label set up by The Engine Room.

Morley College Festival of Arts and Culture will take place between 27 June–14 July. Closing date for the competition is 15 June. All the samples can be found on The Engine Room website.