The Garritan Weekend Challenge begins with a blog post, written in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, but receives original music responses from composers around the globe. This weekend, we’re challenging you to write music that represents you, or your ancestry. Give us a sample of the music you grew up with. Or, perhaps you could give us a sample of the kind of music your ancestors would have enjoyed.
If you haven’t yet explored the Garritan World Instruments library, take another look at it’s contents. You may find an instrument you’d like to use this weekend. The World Instruments library also contains some very unique Ensemble Presets that could be fun to try out.
Tune in after the weekend and listen to everyone’s musical submissions full of family tradition. Lets count how many regions of the globe we represent with our music!
You may remember how our challenges work if you are a regular to the Garritan Weekend Challenge. If you’re new to the Garritan Weekend Challenge, welcome! This is simply a chance for you to practice composing and using Garritan sounds so when your next big composing gig hits, you’re well rehearsed. You can share your music in the comments section below or publish your tune on SoundCloud. It is a great opportunity to have other composers review your work. Most of all, it’s fun.