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Create your own Pussy Riot protest song

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Pussy Riot Brisbane

The idea here is very simple.

Last Friday, a bunch of us took over a music room at QUT Kelvin Grove in Brisbane, and recorded a six-part a cappella Pussy Riot protest song and video. It featured around a dozen ladies and a couple of gents, all bedecked in homemade torn T-shirts and colourful ski masks/tights, singing passionately and (mostly) in tune. The whole song is designed to be put together in layers, like a nursery rhyme: one section over the next, etc. We’re going to be putting up our own version(s) in the next couple of days on YouTube – and hopefully have a few famous sorts join in, and do some mixes – but in the meantime, why don’t YOU get involved?

In the zipped folder linked to below are the stems of the mixes from the video shoot. The idea is that EVERYONE (whoever you are) can make their own mixes from the vocal tracks we recorded at the shoot on Friday, and then put them up on YouTube over the next few days.

And if you want some video footage, or photography – and it should look awesome! – please contact Haydn Hall, who’s overseeing all that. Or, obviously, compile your own.

TECHNICAL STUFF: any arrangement can be done by simply choosing a piece and an order i.e. Stem2 then Stem4 then… etc. Or if it is just a small piece of a stem you can say Stem2 3secs to 20secs approx etc. Take the stems and go crazy… All genres, all styles, just get that message out there anyway you can.

Alternatively we would love if folks could record themselves either reading, singing or interpretative dancing to the ‘Punk Prayer’, post it to YouTube and then send us a link … be creative with your search tags as well, we want to make Google bust a hashtag … and it would be great if you could wear a Pussy Riot-esque mask/costume. But maybe we can step beyond that.

Our idea is to get as many people involved as possible so even if you cannot participate, share!

You can find the music files here. Lyrics available on request.

Many many thanks to everyone who came down on Friday. It was a blast.

UPDATE 15.08.12

You can download the first ‘proper’ mix of the Pussy Riot Brisbane song for free here.

Please collaborate and do your own version. I want to put up a mega-playlist of mixes by the end of the week.

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