Friday, June 23, 2017

Final Week of Volume IV!





Ladies and Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, we are down to the home stretch -  only seven days from wrapping up the writing portion of Silent Sci-Fi, Volume IV! Our deadline is June 30, so whether you're in the midst of writing or recording, have a finished track, or are just about to jump in, we'd still love to have you! As always, you can use this Dropbox link to submit your track.




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volume IV Mid-Month Update

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mutants, Aliens, Robots of all configurations, we are halfway through the writing portion of Silent Sci-Fi, Volume IV! I watched the film a couple weekends ago and and have started assembling the ideas I came up with then. Hopefully all of you have watched the film by now and have some good ideas. If not, never fear! It's not too late.

For those who have a submission ready, feel free to submit it using this Dropbox link. And while you're at it, feel free to submit an Artist Profile or Bio for us to feature on the SSF blog!

Our deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017. RSVP to this Facebook Event to ensure you don't miss it.






Note: By submitting a composition, you grant permission for me to release your track as part of the compilation entitled "Silent Sci-Fi, Volume IV". You retain the rights to your composition and are free, and in fact encouraged, to release and promote it it on your own once the compilation is released. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vol IV Kickoff!!!

Volume IV Kickoff!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived. Today we kick off the writing portion of Silent Sci-Fi, Volume IV. The film we will all be watching and using to inspire our compositions is Cowboys and Aliens (2011).




A slight departure from the mid-20th century Sci-Fi we've tackled in previous releases, this one should have plenty of interesting imagery to inspire your compositions. We can't wait to see what you do with it.


This film can be found in the following places, among others:

Amazon (DVD): Cowboys & Aliens
Amazon (Streaming): Cowboys & Aliens
Salt Lake Public Library: Cowboys & Aliens
VUDU: Cowboys & Aliens
Netflix: Cowbys & Aliens


Follow these steps to be included in the upcoming compilation:

1) Watch the film with the sound muted, and use it as inspiration for an instrumental composition of whatever style and length you choose. (Most of the submissions on Volume I through III were somewhere between 2 and 7 minutes.)
2) Record your composition and save/export the finished product as a .WAV file.
3) Upload your finished composition (and Artist Profile, if you so desire) via this Dropbox link before June 30th, 2017.

Optional: Submit a bio/artist profile, and we'll feature it on the Silent Sci-Fi Project Blog.


The finished compilation will be released on Bandcamp on July 7th, 2017.




Note: By submitting a composition, you grant permission for me to release your track as part of the compilation entitled "Silent Sci-Fi, Volume IV". You retain the rights to your composition and are free, and in fact encouraged, to release and promote it it on your own once the compilation is released. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Silent Sci-Fi project, Volume IV Invitation




Ladies, Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, we are less than a month away from kicking off Silent Sci-Fi, Volume IV! 

Whether you're a long time contributor or just found out about us, whether you're a recording pro or a hobbyist, if you are reading this, you are hereby invited to participate in the Silent Sci-Fi project, Volume IV, which will take place during the month of June. 

Silent Sci-Fi challenges musicians to watch the selected film, with the sound muted, and write and record an instrumental piece inspired by the film. The finished tracks will be collected by the Organizer and released as a free compilation album during July.

The writing portion for Silent Sci-Fi, Volume III, will kick off on June 1, 2017 with the announcement of our chosen film. As before, participants will watch the film without sound, and use that to inspire an instrumental track (any length, but 2-5 minutes is typical), which they will record and submit using this Dropbox link. As before, the challenge will take place over the course of a month, with the deadline for submissions being June 30, 2017.

Project Timeline: 

June 1: Kickoff- Name of film announced 
June 30: Deadline for submissions
July 7: Album release on Bandcamp 

You can hear our previous efforts here:


If this sounds like fun to you, you can follow the project on this blog or our Facebook page to receive updates or get more information about the project.  If you know someone who might want to participate, feel free to invite them.


-Brian Anderson, Organizer

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Presenting: Volume III







Ladies and Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, we are proud to present Silent Sci-Fi, Volume III. Thanks to all the artists who submitted tracks, and who worked long and hard to make this a great album! Volume III is free to stream or download at Bandcamp, or to stream at YouTube.

Silent Sci-Fi will return in June 2017. Watch the skies...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Volume III - Final Week!

We are now only a couple of days away from the submission deadline and the end of the writing challenge! If you have a track to submit, please submit it on or before January 31, using the Dropbox link.

If your track isn't quite finished, don't be discouraged! You still have a whole weekend ahead of you. Good luck, everyone!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Volume III- Week 2 Update


Week two of Silent Sci-Fi, Volume III is over, we're well into week three and are roughly halfway through the challenge. I've made some decent progress on my own track- here's hoping all of you have as well!

If you haven't already, RSVP to the Facebook event for our submission deadline (Jan 31, 2017), to avoid missing it.

Those who are ready can submit their project and a photo or scan of their Artist Release form using the Dropbox link.

If you haven't already, consider submitting an Artist Profile with your bio, a picture or logo, and any thoughts on your experience participating in Silent Sci-Fi. These will be posted on this blog.

Questions? Comments? As always, you can always post them here, or send them to silent.scifi@gmail.com.