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Disquiet Junto Project 0016: Back/Foreground

The Assignment: Explore matters of background and foreground.

Each Thursday evening 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 to the Junto is open: just join and participate.

This assignment was made in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, April 20, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, April 23, as the deadline.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list:

Disquiet Junto Project 0016: Back/Foreground

Deadline: Monday, April 23, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Plan: This week’s effort is the 16th weekly Junto, and it is a shared-sample project. The theme is “background and foreground.” There are two provided samples, one of sandpaper and the other of dice. Please make one track employing both samples. You can transform them in any way you wish. You can add other elements if you choose to. However, one of the two samples should provide the predominant background sound, and the other should provide the predominant foreground sound. Which does which is up to you. You’ll find the samples here:

http://www.freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/28541/ http://www.freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/60857/

Length: Please keep your piece to between two and four minutes in length.

Information: Please along with your track include a description of your process in composing and recording it.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0016-backforeground” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: As always, you don’t have to set your track for download, but it would be preferable.

Linking: When you post your track, please include this information:

Sandpaper sample by HerbertBoland at http://www.freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/28541/

Dice sample by Robinhood76 at http://www.freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/60857/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/

By Marc Weidenbaum

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