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Old 02-18-2008, 02:59 AM
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OC ReMixer and Judge Andrew Aversa Wins SquareSound Competition!

OverClocked ReMix judge and director of the Final Fantasy VII tribute album Voices of the Lifestream (http://ff7.ocremix.org) Andrew "zircon" Aversa was recently voted the winner of SquareSound's (www.squaresound.com) "A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu" Arrangement Competition. The winning participant out of 53 entries with his Final Fantasy VI medley "Dirt Devil," Aversa earned a combined score of 96.22%. zircon walked away with the grand prize of a limited edition promotional copy of Voices of the Lifestream, and two VIP tickets to the March 1, 2008 performance of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy (www.ffdistantworlds.com), including the official concert program and limited edition CD, performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The tickets to the Chicago concert include entrance to the exclusive meet-and-greet with Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu following the performance.

Emerging as runner-up was Kenley Kristofferson, who runs the Into the Score podcast (www.intothescore.com) dedicated to the academic study of video game music, with his own Final Fantasy VI medley, "Hundreds of Voices (Swinging in Unison!)." All of the entries are available for download on SquareSound's website, and Aversa's winning piece was recently posted to OverClocked ReMix (www.ocremix.org).

Larry "Liontamer" Oji, OC ReMix's head submissions evaluator and among the competition's four judges, noted the prestige of what was at stake: "It was definitely a privilege to judge such an important competition from SquareSound, with a very meaningful first prize on the line. Having the opportunity to meet any composer in person, let alone Nobuo Uematsu, and express one's fandom and thanks is something a lot of musicians in the community don't have the good fortune to experience."

zircon will be attending Distant Worlds with girlfriend and fellow OC ReMix judge Jillian "pixietricks" Goldin. Having created Voices of the Lifestream, Aversa hopes to present his awarded copy of the album to Uematsu in person: "Both Jill and myself are really excited to see Distant Worlds and meet Mr. Uematsu, even if only briefly. We're huge fans of his music; between the two of us, we've remixed over a dozen of his compositions. I personally consider him to be my all-time favorite video game music composer. It will be a dream come true if I can personally hand him a copy of Voices of the Lifestream."

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*SquareSound: Andrew Aversa Wins Our Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu Arrangement Competition!
*SquareSound
*Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
*Andrew "zircon" Aversa at OverClocked ReMix
*Kenley Kristofferson at Into the Score
*Larry "Liontamer" Oji at VG Frequency
*Jillian "pixietricks" Goldin at OverClocked ReMix
*Nobuo Uematsu (植松伸夫) at OverClocked ReMix
*Voices of the Lifestream
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:58 AM
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zircon walked away with the grand prize of a limited edition promotional copy of Voices of the Lifestream...
hehe, congrats
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:12 AM
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Gratz Zircon.

Break out the fine china, chill the lemonade, wrap the colored ribbon 'round the old oak tree my man. You earned it.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:28 AM
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Wow, that's awesome. Congratulations

giving him a copy of votls will be awesome
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:31 AM
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:53 AM
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Well done!

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I had tickets for their live concert but had to sell them to a friend - the choir I sing in were the supporting act for Antony and the Johnsons that same night.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:59 PM
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I had tickets for their live concert but had to sell them to a friend - the choir I sing in were the supporting act for Antony and the Johnsons that same night.
I was there with AeroZ, it rawked. The CD is so-so because of sloppy performances by vocalists and orchestra though some pieces are truly amazing and weighs that up. Listen to the trumpet solo in Brass de Chocobo! That's just great playing (and a good guy too, he's a friend of my fathers ;P).
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:16 PM
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:44 PM
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:16 PM
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Congratulations Andrew, but it's a bit of a bummer winning a side-prize in which you played a vital role in creating. At least you get to meet the man himself in the end-up though, so that's something in itself.
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