Masters Remastered Judges Panel

Judges will evaluate our entries based on originality, creativity, artistic merit, adherence (or lack thereof) to the the original works, and general musical appeal.

Mark Hosler

Mark Hosler is a founding member of the group Negativland. Since 1980, Negativland have been creating music, video, visual art, books, a weekly radio show and live performances using appropriated sounds, images, objects, and text taken from mass culture and the world around them. In doing this kind of "culture jamming" (a term they coined in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement. Their newest project, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD, finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God. 

Vicki Bennett

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognised as an influential and pioneering figure in the still growing area of sampling, appropriation and cutting up of found footage and archives. Working under the name People Like Us, Vicki specialises in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use. In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. The ongoing sound art radio show ‘DO or DIY’ on WFMU has had over a million “listen again” downloads since 2003. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb.

Alicia Mielke Alicia Mielke was born and raised on a wheat farm in Eastern Washington State. Alicia is currently the Concert Manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA. She received her Masters degree in music from New England Conservatory. She has performed concertos with the Spokane Symphony and at the Texas Music Teachers Association summer concert. Alicia has given multiple recitals  with donations taken to benefit the Harrington Food Bank and Spokane Public Radio.
Jacob Gotlib Jacob Gotlib is a composer of experimental music that works with instrumentalists, electronic sounds, dancers, and multimedia artists. His works are regularly performed by a variety of ensembles, and has garnered increasing recognition in both the United States and abroad. He was a co-founder of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA), was a member of the Buffalo, NY-based new music collective Wooden Cities and currently works with Louisville, KY-based Mothership Ensemble. In addition, he is the host of Muddle Instead of Music, a weekly program dedicated to contemporary music on Louisville’s ARTxFM station. Jacob has studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is currently a PhD candidate at SUNY Buffalo.
Jacob Nathan

Jacob Nathan is a musician residing in Providence, RI where he is Director of Live Arts at AS220, a non-profit arts organization with four rotating gallery spaces, a performance space, a youth program, a recording studio, a print shop, a darkroom and media arts lab, a high-tech fabrication and electronics lab, a black-box theatre, a dance studio, four dozen affordable live/work studios, an AS220 owned and operated bar and restaurant, plus a handful of locally-grown non-profit and commercial tenants. Since its inception AS220 has boycotted ASCAP/BMI/SESAC in it's performances spaces-- all music played at AS220 is in the public domain, Creative Commons licensed or originals written by the performers.









This contest is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.