Rajeev Basu is a 26-year-old artist from London, England. He's dome an experimental music art-project to turn one of society's most despised sounds, the sound of alarms, into music that people might actually enjoy. It began with the release of EEP EEP EEP EP: a concept album made entirely using alarms.
"These days, most alarms are just false alarms. They're everywhere. They go off all the time. And they're often left unattended. (We've all had that car alarm outside that just won't stop). Alarms are a nuisance. And this experiment is to see if we can turn that on its head," says Basu.
The EEP EEP EEP EP was created in collaboration with world-class musicians and sound designers including Michael Manning (London), David Kamp (Berlin), Dominic Matar (NY) and Malcolm Goldie (London). They have also produced work for the likes of MTV, Puma, deadmau5, Nokia and Nike.
For each of the four tracks on EEP EEP EEP EP, a one-off original artwork was created made entirely using clip-art. A style Basu has dubbed "Clip-art Art". It follows the project's theme of using something undesirable to create something beautiful.
You can participate as well because Rajeev Basu has made the original alarms sounds used to make the EP available for download in a remix contest, in cooperation with FOEM.
Winner receives a 1/1 original artwork for every track submitted! Three most inventive tracks will be selected and turned into sound-sculpture installations, which he aims to exhibit in 2012. The winners will also receive a range of SoundCloud prizes. Deadline is August 7th 2011.
Contest page at FOEM