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Disquiet Junto Project 0017: Transition:

The Assignment: Make a transition from field recording to pre-existing track.

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 26, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, December 30, as the deadline.

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

Instructions for Disquiet Junto Project 0017: Transition:

Deadline: Monday, April 30, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Plan, in three steps:

First step: At some point during the day, make a field recording of the world around you. Then select a 30-second segment from it. (Please, don’t include other people’s voices without their knowledge unless you are absolutely certain doing so is legal wherever it is you make the recording.)

Second step: Choose one of the following two preexisting tracks and select a 30-second segment:

Option 1: http://archive.org/download/zero130/01AControlledBurn.mp3 Option 2: http://archive.org/download/WM074900/WM074-0364kb.mp3

Third step: Create a new track in which your field recording can be heard to slowly transition into the preexisting track. You can add whatever you like to the new track, and you can transform the field recording and the preexisting track. However, the first five seconds of your field recording and the last 5 seconds of the pre-existing track should be left untouched, aside from fading in and out. The goal is for the transition to be as indiscernible, as seamless, as you can achieve in the time allotted for production.

Length: Please keep your finished track to between 1.5 and 4 minutes in length.

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

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0017-transition” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: Please set your track to download, in alignment with “share alike” nature of the Creative Commons license employed by the source tracks.

License: Please assign this license to your track: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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

If you used Option 1, please include this information:

This track includes a segment of “A Controlled Burn” by Tag Cloud off the album Named Entities on the Zeromoon netlabel, thanks to Creative Commons license. More information at: http://archive.org/details/zero130 http://zeromoon.com/releases/tag-cloud-named-entities-zero130/

If you used Option 2, please include this information:

This track includes a segment of “The Day Love Came In The Mail” by Lee Rosevere off the album Play 3 on the WM Recordings netlabel, thanks to Creative Commons license. More information at: http://archive.org/details/WM074_900 http://www.wmrecordings.com/free-downloads/wm074-lee-rosevere-play-3/

And whichever track you used, please include this:

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

By Marc Weidenbaum

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