Saturday, November 7, 2009




The RAM Gallery, founded in 1989, is a free-admission non-profit museum in Oslo,Norway. The gallery displays modern art and handi-crafts. The gallery presents six to nine exhibitions a year, devoting itself to the excitement in the intersection of fine art, arts and crafts, textile art, architecture and design. As the gallery completes its twentieth year in operation, a celebration of this integrated space for art is the order of the day.

“The White Cube" is an exhibit to take place in the RAM Gallery. Exhibit curator Rolf Gerstlauer approached Sackjo22 and Gurdonark to ask whether members of our CCmixter sharing music culture might soundtrack this exhibition. Thus, the "White Cube Remix Project" was born.

“The White Cube” is a concept in architecture to describe the traditional gallery space. Through this exhibition, it is the goal of the curator to broaden this construct, and to explode “the white cube” by using light and sound. As “The White Cube” takes place in a winter season in Norway, the idea of art as white lights amid a dark night on a seemingly moonless sky motivates the background of the piece.


Sackjo22 created an a capella track called "The White Cube". Gurdonark created an ambient track called "Winter Lights", and an ambient sample pack with short drone and tone material for the creation of ambient/chill pieces by the remixer.

Sackjo22's sample is to be used in songs for the "foreground" of the piece, seeking remixes suitable to a dynamic museum space, with the melodies the mixters know how to make. The "foreground" pieces may be in any of a variety of styles (and of course may use beats). These songs should incorporate the spoken word track and should be appropriate to the artspace, but are not bound to any one genre.

Gurdonark's section is the "background" of the effort, seeking beatless ambient and downtempo pieces to be used as soundtrack music in the spaces between the songs. The goal is to create a mega-mix of CCmixter music that will be continuously looped to wish a happy birthday to the intersection of art and design through weaving music into the mix.

Each mixter chosen for the megamixes will get attribution. We are also considering ways to create tangible documentation of the project as well, which can be provided to each participating mixter. We believe this will be an exciting matter.

Sackjo22 and Gurdonark will be assembling the mega-mix. We hasten to assure you that we put our trust in the community rather than in some artificial "submission" process. Hence, while we reserve the right to moderate the submissions, and omit submissions entirely off the mark (or, also, outside the rules), our intent is to welcome all comers, and show the Mixter community in its glory.

We do hope you will participate in this very special event.


A. All uploads must be Attribution only, so any samples you use should either be your own or attribution samples (i.e., CC-BY). Please do not use attribution non-commercial or sampling plus samples for this project, because although the gallery is a non-profit, we do not want to worry with possible licensing issues.

B. All uploads must use either the Sackjo22 sample or the Gurdonark sample, or both. We value diversity in the submissions, but wish to have each upload tie back to one of the "thematic" original pieces.

C. Please tag your upload: whitecube. This will let us easily find your upload for the purpose of curating the mega-mix.

D. Please write about how you made your song, and, if you wish, your thoughts on the theme the White Cube/White Lights.

E. The "foreground" songs made with the Sackjo22 material should be the song you'd want to hear if you visited a really cool art museum in Norway in the dead of a wonderful winter.

F. The background songs should be like soundtrack music--beatless, ambient/chill, and a set of atmospheres in which to immerse oneself in new images and new ideas.

G. Important: Deadline for upload: December 7

No comments:

Post a Comment