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Songlines Podcast

Jul 15, 2019

The Songlines Remix Competition was launched on May 10 2019 by Songlines magazine in partnership with PRS Foundation. The competition was open to UK music creators to submit a remix of a gamelan track 'Gender Wayang' recorded by Sir David Attenborough in Bali in 1956. The recording is one of 56 featured on the highly acclaimed double album David Attenborough: My Field Recordings from Across the Planet which were all recorded between 1954-63 while Attenborough filmed the Zoo Quest series for the BBC. The competition received over 300 entries which have been whittled down to a shortlist of six finalists by a distinguished panel comprising Sir David Attenborough, Cerys Matthews, Gilles Peterson, Ghostpoet, Hannah Peel and Matthew Herbert as well as gamelan expert Andy Channing. Now it’s the public who decides on the winner, with voting open until September 15. The winner will be announced on November 1 in the December issue of Songlines and will be presented with their award and perform their remix at this year’s Songlines Music Awards ceremony on Saturday November 30 2019 at EartH in Dalston.

In this podcast Cerys Matthews introduces and plays the full remixes of all six finalists with details on the awards ceremony. To vote, and enter a competition to win a signed album by Sir David, visit