No, not Milarepa Free Tibet, but free sounds of Tibetan singing bowls (and balloons and other odd sound sources), as well as resulting remixes. Bit of a scare today when a routine stop by freesound.iua.upf.edu came up with the sort of dead space that usually signals the end of a government grant or, worse, the midpoint of a natural disaster. But the Freesound site’s back up, with mention of the anticipated outage (“Due to a powercut freesound will be down”), and plenty of new communal remixes in the site’s Remix! Tree section (link), among them the before and after of a thrummed ballon (“Globo 01.wav,” MP3) with its channels subsequently set to rapidly crossfade (“Globo 02.wav,” MP3), and (among the best entries yet in this ongoing project) a Tibetan singing bowl struck once with a wooden mallet (“bowlHTc.aiff,” MP3) and then compressed to eerie effect (“bowlFlat.aiff,” MP3). The two balloon entries are by a contributor who goes by the handle pixt, and the Tibetan bowls are by a hanstimm. The initial entry in the Tibetan pair needs to be checked out if only to look at the accompanying waveform screen image, which is elegant and visually appealing where so many of the uploaded sounds are evidently chaotic and irregular.
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• October 13, 2016: This day marks the start of the 250th weekly Disquiet Junto project.
• November 16, 2016: I'll be sharing the mic at Adobe Books in San Francisco with my fellow 33 1/3 author Evie Nagy for an evening hosted, from 7pm to 10pm, by Marc Kate (facebook.com).
• December 1, 2016: A likely speaking engagement. Details to come.
• December 13, 2016: This day marks the 20th anniversary of Disquiet.com.
• January 5, 2017: This day marks the 5th anniversary of the Disquiet Junto.
• Ongoing: The Disquiet Junto series of weekly communal music projects explore constraints as a springboard for creativity and productivity. There is a new project each Thursday afternoon (California time), and it is due the following Monday at 11:59pm: disquiet.com/junto.
• My book on Aphex Twin's landmark 1994 album, Selected Ambient Works Vol. II, published as part of the 33 1/3 series, an imprint of Bloomsbury, is now in its second printing. It can be purchased at amazon.com, among other places.
disquiet juntoThe Disquiet Junto is an ongoing weekly collaborative music-making space in which restraints are used as a springboard for creativity. Subscribe to the announcement list at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto. There is an FAQ. ... These are the 5 most recent weekly projects: • 0268 / Walking Music / Take a stroll and describe it in sound, paying tribute to the late manga great Jiro Taniguchi. • 0267 / The Metronomic Society / Create a theme song for a fictional organization. • 0266 / Vocal Cuts / Use segments of your own held vowel to make music. • 0265 / Kitchen Music / Record a piece of music that uses items from just one drawer. • 0264 / Time Travel / Record a piece of music that plays with the perception of time.
... And there is a complete list of projects at disquiet.com/junto.
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