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Disquiet Junto Project 0028: Netlabel Net

The Assignment: Remix one of two tracks of a recent netlabel release.

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.

The assignment was made late in the day, California time, on Thursday, July 12, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, July 16, as the deadline. View a search return for all the entries as they are posted: disquiet0028-netlabel.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):

Disquiet Junto Project 0028: Netlabel Net

This week we’re going to collectively reworks tracks from a netlabel release — in part to recognize the inspiration that netlabels provide, and in part to encourage a particular type of netlabel.

Netlabels provided one of the strongest inspirations for the origination of the Disquiet Junto. Netlabels offer up the music of their participating artists for free, and they exist in a loose constellation of mutual support. It’s a pretty dense constellation. There are estimated to be between 400 and 500 netlabels in existence, all building on the model of the Creative Commons.

While netlabels give away music for free, a surprising few do so under the license that allows for derivative creations — that is, for remixing and reworking. To encourage that sort of license, the Disquiet Junto assignment this week is to remix one of two tracks selected from a recent album on the great Audiotalaia netlabel, all of the releases on which allow for derivative works. The album is Gently Annoying by Xesús Valle. You’ll find the music at the following two URLs. Please select one of these two tracks to remix: “Ochita” or “Tanku.”

http://audiotalaia.net/catalogue/at053-xesus-valle/ http://archive.org/details/at053GentlyAnnoying

You can add whatever you’d like to the music in the process of making your remix, even combining the two songs into one.

Deadline: Monday, July 16, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Please keep your track to between 2 and 5 minutes.

Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, please 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 “disquiet0028-netlabel” 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 posting the track please include this information:

Source music from the album Gently Annoying by Xesús Valle, remixed courtesy of the Creative Commons “Attribution-Non Commerical-Share Alike” license:

http://audiotalaia.net/catalogue/at053-xesus-valle/ http://archive.org/details/at053GentlyAnnoying

More on the Audiotalaia label at:

http://actsofsilence.com/album-review/desde-la-atalaia/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

By Marc Weidenbaum

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