- Spending the day just me and my 20-month-old. Will be wandering around @artmrkt, among other places. #
- Four more now: @nodebeat + (1) keyboard, (2) Moog Slim Phatty, (3) drone pad, and (4) piano: http://t.co/lSzqLIp5 #
- My one regret about my Macbook Air is I shoulda gone with the larger harddrive. Didn’t realize at the time it’d become my core computer. #
- All in all, I got a brick in the mail from @primusluta. #
- The first three @NodeBeat Disquiet Junto pieces pair the mobile sound app with a ukulele, a guzheng, and a sitar: http://t.co/lSzqLIp5 #
- You’re a dreamer. RT @mmaddencomics: “There’s some very thoughtful dubstep behind this blog”; “Wiley revitalizes curating on his new single” #
- 1st @NodeBeat track in latest Disquiet Junto project is up, courtesy of @ethanhein + his processed ukulele http://t.co/Iny6uyLO #
- “It’s refreshing to hear a curate track that doesn’t have a drop.” “They’re hiring someone to dubstep a blog of found objects.” #
- Perfect. RT @primusluta: Headed out to this gallery my friend dubstepped. Hopefully there’ll be wine and good headnoding curation. #
- “That new Burial remix is true curate.” “I’m dubstepping 18th-century leather wallets on my Tumblr.” #
- The words “dubstep” and “curate” are so overused, we should just use them interchangeably. #
- Not a speaker. (Bathroom fan.) http://t.co/ICf6NrGN #
- Blade Runner 2: The Batty Rises #bladerunner2titles #
- Instructions for current Disquiet Junto, involving the great @NodeBeat app, available in English, Spanish, and Turkish: http://t.co/XdRJsrQ9 #
- Discussion about best way to record from sound apps, including @nodebeat: http://t.co/WRFtIOta #
- Blade Runner 2: You Don’t Know Dick #bladerunner2titles #
- Blade Runner 2: No You Replicant #bladerunner2titles #
- The 20th weekly Disquiet Junto project instructions are now live: http://t.co/XdRJsrQ9 #
- Instructions for the 20th Disquiet Junto, which employs the @NodeBeat app, going out shortly. Email list is at http://t.co/f2aaVTe0. #
- Belated (my kid’s on spring break from daycare) RIP: disco’s Donna Summer (b. 1948), go-go’s Chuck Brown (b. 1936). #
- Instructions will be out shortly but in meanwhile Disquiet Junto regulars test-drive @nodebeat: http://t.co/0pPXoQBk http://t.co/pUq3qMP4 #
- Few more hours until instructions to 20th weekly Disquiet Junto project go out. This week: creative restraints of a mobile app (@nodebeat). #
- Reminder: I have free download codes for @NodeBeat iOS app, the focus of the 20th Disquiet Junto project, due for announcement later today. #
- I miss http://t.co/OIi75NEu. #
- Sent an email out earlier to the Disquiet Junto email list. I mention this since they often end up in spam folders. #
- Paging @robsheff @mrgavinedwards @tedfriedman @juliandibbell: Cutler’s is closing: http://t.co/noe5ZMiM #
- Great moments in education. RT @xeni: YOU GUYS. Go-Go is not the Go-Gos. Go-Go is not go-go dancing. Go-Go is, was, DC, Chuck Brown … #
- NodeBeat: free in Flash; under 4 bucks otherwise. I have 50 free iOS codes (half iPhone/Touch, half iPad). Will go first to Junto regulars. #
- The 20th Disquiet Junto will employ the app NodeBeat, available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and (with limited functionality) Flash. #
- Gonna announce the app that the 20th Junto is based on early, so that folks can have time to come up to speed on it, or at least install it. #
- 20th Disquiet Junto is about mobile apps. … Forthcoming projects: animation, storytelling, electricity, water, performance, the blues. #
- RIP, Bruno Mauro, of Ampersand International Arts, the fine San Francisco art gallery. Via http://t.co/ahTaaCxT. #
- Seriously can’t believe we’re about to do the 20th (!) weekly Disquiet Junto project. Just amazing: 849 tracks by 190 musicians in 19 weeks. #
- Disquiet Junto 20 project going out to translators shortly. Have: Czech/Turkish/Japanese/Spanish/French. Want: Korean, Chinese, others. #
- I know it’s 2012 and all, but there’s still a certain frisson to receiving raw code in body of an email as part of a reply to a job opening. #
- Fundamentals of Respiratory Care and Zombies. #
- Steve Jobs bust addendum: Collector only spoke Chinese. Someone at restaurant helped me explain the hobby shop across the street has glue. #
- Guy at lunch had box on table. When bill came he accidentally pushed it off the table. Opened it to reveal broken porcelain Steve Jobs bust. #
- Guy in cafe did not have a holster. It was an empty Baby Bjorn under his windbreaker. #
- My browser has so many favicon-emblazoned tabs open, it looks like I’ve installed the Nascar extension. #
- RT @cinchel: @disquiet ooh..glad there is an Android app. [This is the first app-based Disquiet Junto. I wanted it catholic/cross-platform.] #
- RT @gregsurges: @disquiet What app is it? [I'm going to wait until later tonight or tomorrow to announce the app.] #
- Disquiet Junto 20 launches mañana. I have 25 free iPhone/Touch & 25 free iPad codes. Android app costs $2. Limited desktop version is free. #
- Scent-infused Vessels from Paolo Salvagione’s current Headlands exhibit. http://t.co/vhzuoCbr #
- Hoping robots gain sentience soon so they can demand that USB-host support for all gadgets is a right not a privilege. #
- In OS X, the menubar for “mute” is speaker w/o image of sound coming out, but the screen image is of speaker with slash through it. Discuss. #
- Interested in this gang-written book (including @ibogost) on “the way computer programs exist in culture”: http://t.co/Pw8rcBCw #
- Great interview this morning with Monolake. Much to reflect on: installations, recording, software, art, teaching, 3D, business, programming #
- Humor of being on email list for org famed for new-media tech, yet it’s the same old everyone-requesting-unsubscription pileup. #
- Successfully guessed someone’s cafe location based on music they’d tweeted. #geoshazam #
- Increasingly enthused for next Disquiet Junto project. It’s the 20th week in a row, and the first to focus on a mobile app. #
- Indeedy. RT @cinchel: i know @disquiet was excited about Disquiet0013-wildup but the interpretations of photo are great http://t.co/NLmiA4Gn #
- Suspicious about uptick in emails from SoundCloud users. Probably just passed a “followers threshold” but wondering about automation/PR. #
- Tuesday noon siren while listening to conference-call hold music. #
- Interviewing Monolake tomorrow. If you have questions lemme know. My previous interview (c. 2004) here: http://t.co/vqUTBsJk #
- This London-based crew the Grind http://t.co/VBvgCc0u remind me favorably of Tommy Guerrero in his home-studio tinkerer mode. #
- Museum in Tasmania provides visitors with iPod Touch containing exhibit-specific music: http://t.co/N6KaP7sX #
- This Thursday’s Disquiet Junto project will be No. 20. The theme is everyone employing (roughly) the same software application. #
- About half a day left in the 19th Disquiet Junto. So far, 24 tremendous interpretations of a photo as a graphic score: http://t.co/lSzqLIp5 #
- Can’t wait to hear. RT @arbeemonkey: finally found the twist I want to use for this week’ Junto. Will try to execute my idea before deadline #
- Mallets, pipes, and shadows at kids’ sound sculptures at Dolores Park. http://t.co/MLR0NG7I #
- Xylophone for kids at Dolores Park. #415 http://t.co/fFNDppAv #
- RIP, Donald “Duck” Dunn (b. 1941), bassist in Booker T and the MGs, and on countless Stax sessions. #
- It appears that @orenambarchi has joined Twitter. #
- Photography-as-score: Already 13 Junto musical interpretations (at http://t.co/lSzqLIp5) of Yojiro Imasaka’s photo (at http://t.co/bLprwyAs) #
- Repeat tweet: Graphic notation background for folks in current Disquiet Junto http://t.co/gOohgvS5 http://t.co/qTwGQPeK http://t.co/wkbvGvcN #
- Not a speaker. (First in a likely series.) http://t.co/yV63yaFM #
- Serious sound-art opening with fish-fry contact-mic performance tonight @Parklifesf #
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Spring 2013: The Disquiet Junto is assisting Geoff Manaugh in a course he is teaching at Columbia University's GSAPP, "San Andreas: Architecture for the Fault." Details at bldgblog.blogspot.com.
February 26: I'm giving a three-hour guest lecture about listening to a class on writing for radio productions at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
May 15, 2013: Last day of 15-week course I'm teaching about sound in the media landscape at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California.
Ongoing: In January 2013 I became part of the SoundCloud Heroes project, more on which in the near future. In the short term, full disclosure, I was gifted the top-level account, Pro Plus. Initial post here: "What I'm Up To."
Ongoing: The film The Children Next Door (2012), on which I served as music supervisor and collaborated with Taylor Deupree on sound design, is currently touring festivals. It won a special jury prize at DOC NYC and has also played at the Denver and Hamptons festivals. Directed by Doug Block, produced by Lynda A. Hansen. More at thechildrennextdoor.com.
Down the Pike: Concerts in the Disquiet Junto series are in various stages of planning for London, England; Portland, Oregon; and elsewhere.
Way Down the Pike: Currently writing a book about Aphex Twin's landmark 1994 album, Selected Ambient Works Vol. II, for the 33 1/3 series.
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disquiet juntoThe Disquiet Junto is an ongoing weekly collaborative music-making space in which restraints are used as a springboard for creativity. It's housed at soundcloud.com. Subscribe to the announcement list at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto. There is an FAQ. These are the weekly projects to date: 1: ice cubes • 2: duet for foghorn and steam whistle • 3: expanded glass harp • 4: remixing Marcus Fischer • 5: adding sounds to everyday life • 6: remixing archival Edison cylinders • 7: create through subtraction • 8: rework Benjamin Franklin's autobiography • 9: cross-species collaboration • 10: remix a previous Junto track • 11: everyday mechanical rhythms • 12: cut and paste • 13: remixing wild Up playing Shostakovich • 14: sonic version of Matt Madden's Oubapo story • 15: aural RGB • 16: sandpaper and dice • 17: transition between field and composed • 18: relative prominence • 19: graphic score (photo by Yojiro Imasaka) • 20: use the NodeBeat app • 21: the four seasons • 22: sonic decay • 23: palindrone • 24: a suite of sonic alerts • 25: remixing project 24 • 26: making music from your trash • 27: turm the instruction text into sound • 28: remix a netlabel release • 29: music from water, inspired by William Gibson's Count Zero • 30: sounds from silence • 31: Revisiting a 1955 Yoko Ono Fluxus piece • 32: sonify the 2012 U.S. presidential election polling data • 33: making music with a turntable but without vinyl • 34: Use the theme song of the Radius broadcast as the source of an original composition • 35: Make music from a sample page of Beck's Song Reader sheet music • 36: Reworking Bach into abstract expressionism • 37: The sound of commerce • 38: Make a fake field recording • 39: Combine three tracks from the Nowaki netlabel into one • 40: Turn a Kenneth Kirschner duet into a trio • 41: Dirty minimalism • 42: Record a "naive melody" with your oldest and newest instruments> • 43: Make mechanical roars from the sound of a retail space • 44: Transition from storm to calm using field recordings from Sandy 2012 • 45: Combine material from the public domain adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Tom Sawyer • 46: Investigate a recording of the voting process for its "sonic fingerprint." • 47: Turn the muffled voices of a distant party into the foundation of a recording. • 48: Celebrate the Creative Commons license that allows for derivative works by remixing music from the Three Legs Duck netlabel. • 49: Make a track, 50% of which is the sound of a tape cassette deck in motion. • 50: Encode a word or phrase in Morse Code and employ that as a track's rhythm. • 51: Create a 2012 audio diary with a dozen five-second segments. • 52: Celebrate the Creative Commons by remixing three tracks from the Bump Foot netlabel. • 53: Record the sound of ice in a glass and make something of it (redux). • 54: Create an original musical score for the day's news. • 55: Combine two Nils Frahm solo piano pieces into one. • 56: Make music from the sound of the tick of a clock. • 57: Use sounds from the Phonetics Lab Archive at UCLA to depict emotions. • 58: Celebrate the Creative Commons by remixing three tracks from the Endless Ascent netlabel. • 59: Make music from three randomly assigned vowels. • 60: Record something about yourself and your music/sound in your own words and voice. • 61: Record a single for which the cover would be the image suggested by a @textinstagram tweet. • 62: Make music using just three sine waves. • 63: Make a new piece of music based on an echo-laden re-recording of Gregorian chant. • 64: Compose a piece to align with, from memory, 60 seconds of everyday sound. • 65: Compose music atop a randomly assigned segment of a pre-existing track by Jared Brickman. • 66: Collaborate posthumously with the late Jeffrey (Nofi) Melton. • 67: Compose music for a phrase from Homer's The Odyssey • 68: Combine three songs from the first release of the new deriv.cc netlabel. • 69: Make music from field recordings of earth, water, air, and fire. • 70: Create a single piece of music from two tones and three beats. • 71: Create an original score to the trailer to Christine Knowlton's film about blind sailors.
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