Task 3A: Specification Overview

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Task 3A Brick England

Task 3A: Sequenced Integrated Performance

Stimuli: Brick England (Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys) from the CD Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise, RCA – B01AA4CRK6

You are required to produce a sequenced integrated realisation using the recording listed above (This is option 1 of 2) as your stimulus. You must include all vocals, instrumental parts, and production features.

For “Brick England (Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys)” you must produce the whole song.

This is predominantly an aural task, and no score has been included. You may work from a score if you wish, but be aware that scores of rock and pop songs are often incomplete or inaccurate.

  • You should match timbres and performance details as closely as possible to the stimulus.
  • You must record a live performance of the lead vocal part and integrate this into the final mix. The piece may be transposed to a different key to suit the vocal range of the singer. It may be sung by a male or female vocalist.
  • You may record up to three live audio tracks (including lead vocals). Backing vocals may be recorded live, or sequenced using appropriate techniques and timbres.
  • You may use sampling to replicate production techniques where appropriate, though you must not sample the original recording.
  • You must be in sole charge of the recording process from capture of audio to mixdown. Sharing of audio files between candidates is not permitted.
  • You must input all sequenced data by playing or programming the parts yourself.
  • You must not use any MIDI files downloaded from the internet or copied from any
    other source..
  • You must not use pre-programmed audio or MIDI loops in this task.

You should submit your completed performance as track 1 on your Music Technology Portfolio 2 CD.

(Total for Task 3A = 40 marks)