OAE’s Debussy remix competition

The Night Shift and French electronic artist Chapelier Fou are calling on all budding DJs and producers to put their mix where their mouth is.  This is an incredibly rare and unique opportunity for DJs to effectively get their hands on an entire Orchestra.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment have an exclusive recording of their rehearsal with the world famous conductor Sir Simon Rattle, playing one of the most influential composers in Western music; Claude Debussy (whose 150th Anniversary it is this year)… and they want you to remix it.

The samples you’ll be using are taken from their June recording of La Mer, Debussy’s ode to the sea, and not only is this your chance to have free rein over these one-off recordings, but the winner will be judged by innovative French musician and DJ; Chapelier Fou.

Entries must be submitted by 30 October and winners will be announced mid-November.

For full information and to enter, visit their website at:

Watch exclusive footage with Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Debussy’s La mer

London’s ground-breaking classical night, The Night Shift, returns to Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 10 June, 10pm for its last appearance at Southbank Centre until the autumn.

One of the most famous conductors on the planet, Sir Simon Rattle conducts the 80-piece Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in two pieces by Claude Debussy.

Advance tickets are just £9

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Our Music Nation Podcast! All music, all ages, all weekend

If you thought you knew what orchestras were about, think again. Come and experience an amazing variety of music, spanning Baroque to sampled sounds in the Music Nation weekend.

Hear interviews with Trinity Laban students and Lawrence Cummings Directot of OAE’s The Night Shift.

During the Music Nation weekend, a pulsing urban jungle, created live on stage in Goebbels’ Surrogate Cities; Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer showcase rich orchestral colour; Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents a musical mash-up of jazz and classical; and OAE finish off our weekend celebrations with The Night Shift, a relaxed late-night concert plus DJ!