Hyperscore Challenge Prompts

Excited about the Hyperscore Challenge? We are, too! Here are the prompts to get you composing. Prompts are short, silent video clips that need your music. Choose a prompt and create a Hyperscore soundtrack to accompany the video clip. Starting in November 2023, we’ll release new prompts each week. Be sure to create pieces in your Hyperscore Challenge group profile in order to access all Hyperscore features.

Week 1 – November 6, 2023

To start off the Hyperscore Challenge, we’re sharing three clips from classic silent movies. Click below to watch:

The Circus (1928) – The Lion Cage, Charlie Chaplin
Alice in Wonderland (1949) – Follow the White Rabbit
Nosferatu (1922) – The classic vampire tale

Week 2 – November 13, 2023

This week’s Hyperscore Challenge prompt features a clip of gameplay from the puzzle-platform game Fez. Hyperscore is a great tool for composing background music and audio sprites for games of all sorts, including ones you can make on your own.

Fez (2012) – Video game

Week 3 – November 20, 2023

Computer animated films can tell stories that are both relatable and fantastic in a compelling and stylized way. Here’s an abridged excerpt of the computer animation short Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale by Kefei Li and Connie Qin He featured by CG Meetup. What is the soundtrack you’d create for this story?

Week 4 – November 27, 2023

Here is a gameplay video of an abstract, geometric world that evokes action and emotion by the way the viewer navigates a matrix of white lines. This video is ambiguous and provides a wide-open playground for your musical imagination.

Next week…

The next Hyperscore Challenge prompts will be posted the week of December 4th, so be sure to check back. Our prompts are chosen to appeal to widely varied interests and tastes. We hope they will surprise and challenge you to take your music to new places.

If you haven’t yet joined the Hyperscore Challenge, be sure to sign up as an individual or a team and get free access to the full set of Hyperscore features to create your Challenge scores.

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