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Marie VFS Scholarship Challenge: We have a winner!

We asked everyone out there to vote for the best candidate of the SoundCloud and Vancouver Film School’s Full Scholarship Challenge, and based on the eligible votes received, we now have a winner! Yay!

Let’s give a big congratulations to Gordon McGladdery! Hear how Gordon felt about winning below:

Here’s his winning submission as well, the sound of “An Imaginary Animal Being Born”:

All ten finalists were great, but Gordon’s submission was chosen by you as the best. Gordon will now be joining Vancouver Film School’s Sound Design for Visual Media program.

Thanks to everyone out there for participating, and stay connected to VFS by following them on SoundCloud.

Interested in finding out more about the Sound Design for Visual Media program? Click here!

Marie It’s voting time: Create a sound that’s never been heard before

Back in October, we joined forces with Vancouver Film School (VFS) and asked the community to get creative and create a sound that’s never been heard before. Well, there were over 400 submissions and VFS has chosen 10 finalists. Now, we’re asking everyone out there to help choose a winner! Keep in mind, the winner will receive a full tuition scholarship to VFS’s Sound Design for Visual Media program.

Check out the choices below (in random order):

Lefteris Douros:

A Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

Gordon McGladdery (has two entries that made the finals):

A Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

An Imaginary Animal Being Born

Herve Carpentier:

A Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

Jonas Obermüller:

Falling in Love

Rashaad Wiggins:

A Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

Jose Antonio Robles:

The birth of an idea

Victor Mercader:

The Birth of an Imaginary Animal

Guillaume Plantevin:

A Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

Craig Deskins:

A Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

Heard ‘em all? Pretty creative, right? Now, vote for your favourite here! Voting will close on December 13th, so get your ballots ready!

Marie SoundCloud Local: Mumbai

Photo taken by Swami Stream, found on Flickr

Today, we’re stopping by the most populous city in India – and the fourth in the world – and that is…Mumbai! Check out the cool ‘Clouders we found there.

Tribal Flora
Tribal Flora is a project that started 3 years ago. It began as a group of friends casually meeting up and jamming out to the sun going down. They started out with only percussive jam sessions using didgeridoos and various drums. Hear what they’re all about in the player below.

soundcloud.com/tribalflora

Paradigm Shift
Paradigm Shift is a fusion act. Their music is a combination of various genres, combining traditional Indian classical music with contemporary progressive rock themes. The band is made up of five members with one each on the: vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and an additional person on the violin!

soundcloud.com/paradigmshiftraaga

HOOdub
Since 2010, HOOdub has been working hard and gaining underground attention. She’s been brought up listening to underground music, and she derives inspiration from many other ambient and electronic artists. HOOdub intends to grow deeper in these roots and follow her passion for music.

soundcloud.com/hoodub

Colaba Point
Here’s another group that started out as a jamming project, but Colaba Point also started out as an inside joke. They’re into the do-it-yourself attitude and long repetitive jams. They’d like you to chill, sit back and listen to some of their jazzy, rock n’ roll-y tunes in the player below!

soundcloud.com/colabapoint

Darkshark
Now, let’s get loopy and into some psytrance by Darkshark! He’s been addicted to music since college and grew up listening to dark metal, psychedelic rock, then stumbled upon trance music. Check out the three singles from his very first album Dark Impulse in the player below.

soundcloud.com/darqshark


Like usual, we encourage you to check out citysounds.fm for more from Mumbai.

If you’re in the city or area, feel free to join the SoundCloud Local: Mumbai group here.

Remember: keep an eye on Meetup.com for any events coming your way.