- Headed up to Sacramento tomorrow. If anything art-gallery–ish of note is going on, I’d appreciate the heads up. #
- Not a speaker, and yet quite loud. (Ceiling vent.) http://t.co/cUwKwN6w #
- The third time the Sirius/Muzak/whatever “radio” in a café plays Norah Jones in two hours, everyone should get a free espresso. #
- 10.8.1 #
- Details to come, but I’ll be in Long Beach (CA) on Sept. 1 for 9th annual SoundWalk sound-art festival: http://t.co/uWlsJM2C #
- Already 3 @djunto tracks exploring what @the_radius broadcast’s jingle would sound like as the root of a composition: http://t.co/lSzme8ob #
- At the most basic level, quick/informed customer service means: “Our products work sufficiently that we’re not inundated with complaints.” #
- The 34th weekly @djunto project explores the idea of a radio show’s theme song bleeding into the feature presentation: http://t.co/XdREURGZ #
- Car dealer’s wifi is super slow. Other guy in waiting room with laptop & I just gave each other the “You downloading Game of Thrones?” look. #
- All the more timely thanks to Curiosity: I spoke with @ChristofMigone about his Martian Chronicles sound art: http://t.co/XrOMnQfM #
- Also found in my closet: A Fistful of Turkeys, Saga, Starfire II. All in all, a turn-based time capsule. #
- Found a ton of old Steve Jackson (and related) games today in my closet: Hot Spot, Car Wars, Annihilator/One World, One-Page Bulge … #
- Mostly for @pauladaunt + @compactrobot, here’s my 1993 Depeche Mode interview: http://t.co/z1umtvKB + thoughts on it: http://t.co/BcQTSYft #
- Between @soundcloud & @internetarchive, the Instagr/am/bient collection has been streamed/downloaded just shy of 40,000 times. #
- Warmed-Up Leatherette #
- Apparently this camera at the entrance of an abandoned movie theater is just taking notes. http://t.co/6mLyVBq6 #
- For folks who watch Alphas, last night’s episode was the one with the infrasound plot I mentioned in my recent @naturemagazine interview. #
- I check the weather some mornings, but I always find myself listening to field recordings from around the world. #
- With 4 Radiohead albums in Pitchfork’s top 20 albums of past 15 years, the title Amnesiac takes on a deeper meaning: http://t.co/QNYa1R4Z #
- 2 more notes about public outdoor pianos on Denver’s 16th St: (1) lots of homeless people play piano; (2) heard 3 people play “Mad World.” #
- I listened to the Bourne Legacy score before seeing the film, and really dug the “Cognitive Degrade” track. It’s all the better in context. #
- Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco after return trip from Denver: a welcome alarm. #
- I joined in with some folks on a sonic @GAFFTA Urban Prototyping project. Hopeful it gets approved. More on the expo at http://t.co/vRkSd2zR #
- Amazing. MT @benjamindauer: My first @djunto track, “A Glimmer of Hope,” has nearly 4,500 plays. Thanks for listening! http://t.co/zNAWWBh7 #
- Waking, following Denver trip, to the fog horns of the San Francisco Bay. That’s home. #
- Pleased to learn in last week’s Alphas that Dr. Rosen, like his drug-addled peer Dr. Bishop from Fringe, keeps Yes LPs in his office. #
- At airport watched over shoulder of someone power-consuming Reddit-filtered images & videos; feared for future of the paragraph. #
- DEN -> SFO / Headed home after tremendous Denver visit. #
- When the tile on a bar in a Mexican restaurant looks like a Monome. http://t.co/GhX9dxWI #
- One of the few restrictions we have faced this evening: http://t.co/rq6t2dOh #
- Junto concert set up is going well but the @ustream is not so we likely won’t be streaming live. Apologies. We will post audio post-concert. #
- Ten and Tracer’s brobdignagian @djunto glass (note laptop for scale). http://t.co/zdXczaYY #
- Cody Yantis’ three-glass set up for tonight’s @djunto show. Not pictured: guitar. http://t.co/BvnNZGsg #
- C. Reider’s glass with dual contact mics for tonight’s @djunto show. http://t.co/1dQeX9Sh #
- Almost certainly. RT @debcha: @disquiet I won’t be able to listen to the livestream tonight—any chance it’ll be archived somewhere? #
- Mysterybear’s seriously stabilized wine glass for tonight’s @djunto concert in Denver. http://t.co/WHuhUX39 #
- Wine glass and guitar for Radere’s #djunto set tonight. http://t.co/LipNiUwA #
- Three and a half hours until the @djunto show. It’ll stream live here: http://t.co/9FQFu1YM (music for digitally enhanced glass harps) #
- Less than 6 hours until @djunto showtime. An evening of music for electronically mediated glass harmonica: 7pm at Denver’s Walnut Room. #
- Having a Scotch & soda at a Denver bar, watching photos pop up in Instagram of the current @djunto project (turntables as sound objects). #
- We should be streaming the @djunto show Sunday (around) 7:00pm Denver time from this @ustream channel: http://t.co/9FQFu1YM #
- Come visit, listen, perform! MT @vuzhmusic: Alright, slackers, you have exactly 25 hours to get on a plane for Denver: http://t.co/ONxoRmEi #
- Electronic musician setting up Bucky covering. (“lt took 12 hours last year; this year: 4.”) http://t.co/i2JbBBKq #
- Not a pipe organ. (Robert Mangold sculpture in Denver Civic Center.) http://t.co/JqfwjXUh #
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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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