Each Thursday at the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.com a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate.
This project was published in the evening, California time, on Thursday, March 6, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, March 10, 2014, as the deadline.
These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):
Disquiet Junto Project 0114: Five Sines
This week’s project is a celebration of the new album by Dave Seidel, who also goes by Mysterybear. Titled ~60 Hz, it just came out on the great Irritable Hedgehog record label. Seidel has extracted five parts of one track from his album and made them available for reworking by the Disquiet Junto. The album is based on combining sine waves, and in keeping with that approach we will in this project combine parts of his album. These are the 5 steps:
Step 1: Download the following file, a Zip archive that contains 5 different tracks:
Step 2: Extract the five files and listen to them.
Step 3: Combine elements of the files into one track. You cannot add anything, but you can process them as you wish. An emphasis should be put on layering the material.
Step 4: Upload the file to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud and describe your approach and process in the text field associated with the track.
Step 5: Listen to other members’ tracks as they appear in the Disquiet Junto feed on SoundCloud, and comment on them when you have the time.
Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.
Length: Your finished work should be between 2 minutes and 5 minutes.
Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto.
Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0114-60hz” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.
Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).
Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information:
More on this 114th Disquiet Junto project — “Combine elements of Dave Seidel’s album ~60 Hz (Irritable Hedgehog)” — at:
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The source audio is from Dave Seidel’s ~60 Hz album, released on the Irritable Hedgehog record label. More on the album at: