There are no prescribed rules on how to participate in The ReRite Of Spring Project! Your submissions are completely dictated by your own ideas, creativity, and abilities – the sky is the limit! Peruse this page and look at existing content in the Be Inspired section to get some ideas flowing and to use as a springboard for your own work. Any mode of creative expression is welcome, even ones not listed here.
Keep in mind that your work will have to exist in some manifestation on this webpage first. While selected works may be chosen for presentation at our ReRite of Spring Exhibition at the Center for Living Peace and/or in the lobby of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (see the events page) during Pacific Symphony’s June performances of The Rite of Spring, they will first need to be presented here. Here are some ways you might participate:
Orchestral recordings of select sections of The Rite of Spring are available on this website as free downloads for the purpose of creating non-commercial remixes in any style. Links to the score are also provided for those who wish to record brand new audio (and perhaps video) of new music using Stravinsky’s chords, motives and/or melodies.
- Film your jazz ensemble improvising on themes from The Rite of Spring
- Write a new song that incorporates your original material with Stravinsky’s
- Create an electronic dance music remix by adding drum loops and synths to the provided orchestral samples
The Rite of Spring orchestral excerpts
(free downloads for sampling and remixing)
How would you interpret Nicholas Roerich’s vision of “Pictures of Pagan Russia?” What is a Rite of Spring in 2013? Paint it, draw it, sculpt it, film it, photograph it, digitally create it or otherwise manifest it in some form.
What would the parallel be in modern times? What would this ritual look like in Asia or some other culture during a different period rather than performed by ancient Slavs?
- Paint Roerich’s world in your own style
- Depict the Rite of Spring in another time and place by a different culture other than by ancient Slavs (e.g. Feudal Japan, Medieval Europe or in the modern inner city ghetto) in a digital artwork
- Create masks of major characters: old crone, wise elder, sacrificial maiden
- Make a sculture out of brooms, dust pans and cleaning supplies (The Rite of Spring in 2013 may be spring cleaning for many)
Please keep in mind that oversize art pieces could potentially limit our ability to display them at Pacific Symphony events as space is limited. In addition, your work must first be presented online.
How would you choreograph The Rite of Spring or sections of it? Perhaps you like a fellow Re:Riter’s remix or musical interpretation and you want to create new choreography for that.
- Choreograph sections of The Rite of Spring and film it
- Create choreography for another ReRiter’s remix
Show your comedic side. Be inspired by silly Internet memes and Photoshop a funny Rite of Spring themed caption onto one of the many classic images floating around.
- Caption the Philosoraptor
- Caption the Most Interesting Man in the World.
- Caption the Super Cool Ski Instructor
- Caption the Musically Oblivious Eighth Grader
Center for Living Peace – ReRite of Spring Exhibition
May 18-19, 2013: University Center Irvine
Artists/musicians/dancers, etc. participating in the ReRite Project may be selected to display/present their reinterpretations at the Center for Living Peace, as part of its third anniversary celebration. The Center, located near UC Irvine campus, is founded on the belief that “good happens”—that one kind act can inspire a multitude of good deeds. The Center offers a variety of community programs, events and service opportunities that give back and make Good Happen in the community. During this weekend, selected ReRites will be presented along with other Rite of Spring themed activities, including an interactive dance booth which will allow participants to create their own custom videos combining their movement with video content from The Sacre Project.
For more information, visit The Center For Living Peace.