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July 1st, 2009
The Contest
The Winning Entries for The Music Instinct Theme

The winners of the contest to create The Music Instinct Theme have been chosen! While everyone who contributed did an excellent job, we have selected a winner and posted our top 5  choices below. The winner was chosen due to the constant quality of  his composition from beginning to end, the nice transitions and flow to overall piece and his great use of acoustic bass to supplement the tracks provided.

Winner: Sujan E. Bin Wadud, “Instinct Tells Me”

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Runner up: David Minnick, “Small Enough”

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Chosen for the very creative use of all samples and stems, nice harmonization, and production value. Download the mp3.

Runner up: Boback Salehi, “Storm-Instrumental-Lama mix”

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Chosen for the beautiful composition using violin and Persian Kamancheh over guitar sample. Download the mp3.

Runner Up: Dana “MiztaKlean” Essex, “Miztaklean’s Music Instinct Theme”

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Chosen for the original, slower tempo used with the guitar sample and his nice piano work over guitar theme. Download the mp3.

Runner Up: Justin Nation (Jus Bus), “Music Instinct Theme”

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Chosen for the mix’s great rhythm and well-chosen loops. Download the mp3.

  • MiztaKlean

    I Had A Lot of fun with my submission! PBS has been a True teacher of music for many years. thanks to PBS AND INDABA for the wonderful Ride!

  • Ken Pendergrass

    My kids submitted entries to this contest…Indaba is a great place to get your students interested in real world music making: http://mystro2b.edublogs.org/?s=indaba

  • Dana “Miztaklean” Essex

    I Love PBS. All these years trying to get my music out to the world who would have thought it would be PBS. Thanks again PBS!

  • Jonathan Videri Evans

    As a composer myself, I note that all these compositions (for the most part) seem to be in the same key and at the same tempo. Interesting.

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    Wonderfully crafted response! Hope all is well Steve.

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