The documentarian is launching a competition to find producers to work with his 1965 track
After creating some of the world’s most revered nature documentaries, David Attenborough is looking to expand his repertoire by producing the next club banger.
Well, not as such – but Attenborough is launching a competition to find producers to remix his gamelan field recording from 1965. The track is a performance of Balinese gender wayang, a style of Indonesian gamelan featuring two metallophones and a pair of drums. The original recording comes from My Field Recording From Across the Planet, an album released by Attenborough in 2018 characterised by similarly hypnotic sounds.
Entries will be judged by a panel made up of Cerys Matthews, Ghostpoet, Hannah Peel, Gilles Peterson, and Matthew Herbert, who will put forward a shortlist of six tracks for the public to vote on from July 19 until September 15.
The winner will be announced on November 1, and will receive an award at the Songline Music Award ceremony, which takes place in EarTH in Hackney, London on November 30.
Those who feel they have what it takes to transform Attenborough’s recording into a club classic have until June 10, and can apply here.