- I only follow two TV characters on Twitter: a fictional person and a fictional version of a fictional person. #
- From Last Resort’s island to Myles’ cameo in Person of Interest, the shadow Lost casts on today’s television is expansive. #
- Sacramento tomorrow. Anything art-ish I should check out, lemme know. #
- Fear of How Music Works #
- I have two art-dot-sy (art.sy) invites, if anyone wants one. #
- Read far too many reviews of Looper, wrote a check to myself to transfer funds, got a big headache. #
- “All these bottles thrown into the sea eventually found recipients.” —Nowaki netlabel on benefits of Creative Commons: http://t.co/0goDom2I #
- For folks involved in the @djunto this week, a beautiful thank-you from the netlabel: http://t.co/0goDom2I. #
- Playing catchup. Set of 40 tracks from the @djunto project when we remixed the theme of the Radius broadcast/podcast: https://t.co/podzQny2 #
- RIP, Half Sack. #
- Dredd isn’t great, but at least the 3D was considered as part of visual design. And it really looked 2000 AD to me (the comic not the year). #
- The 39th weekly @djunto project has begun at http://t.co/ncvd9ZaD http://t.co/XdREURGZ. Remixing three netlabel releases. #
- A bit of netlabel activism is the modus operandi for this week’s @djunto, the 39th in the weekly series. #
- “Look at all of those no-deriv licenses (grumble grumble). What’re you afraid of?” That’s @vuzhmusic asking netlabels what’s up. #
- Ignore that last comment/question. PDFs are transferring fine. The doc in question turned out to have been an HTML file. #
- Is it possible to send PDFs from GoodReader to iAnnotate PDF on the iPad? #
- Listen to music by Brian Eno from the exhibit that spawned his forthcoming Lux album: http://t.co/jVmWlLoa. Post updated thanks to @wifsten. #
- Listen to music from the installation that inspired the forthcoming Brian Eno album, Lux: http://t.co/jVmWlLoa Plus a lecture. And diagrams! #
- Anyone know who did the cover art for the forthcoming Brian Eno album, Lux (Warp, Nov. 13)? It looks Tom Phillips–ish. #
- Today in sound class: surveillance in The Conversation, sampled submarine sounds in Last Resort, and Lucille Ball emulates Charlie Chaplin. #
- Odd whistle sound while in shower. Any other time of day I’d assume it’s a distant siren, but in the morning, maybe a neighbor’s tea kettle? #
- Night sounds: dishwasher rumbling, TV creaking as it cools down, rattle of an occasional passing car, whine of MUNI bus coming to a stop. #
- Design-oriented Apple sends Rothko Chapel visitors to a house down the road. http://t.co/pryA0IlN #
- Tomorrow in sound class, week 3, “The Score”: Conversation/Murch, sound design, foley, (un)silent film, laugh tracks, Southland, Last Resort #
- Manhattan Disquiet Junto concert is now on the calendar: http://t.co/CVlqXHAT. November 27 @apexart. Details to follow. #
- Are these newly legal driverless cars are allowed to respond to text messages? #
- Side view of Tilden Park sound tube. http://t.co/DLLDOlZW #
- Not a shower head. One of two sound tubes in Tilden Regional Park playground. http://t.co/3gVZE2u9 #
- Afternoon audio stream: the lo-fi, low-key guitar/loop/din hush of Josh Mason’s forthcoming Jeremiad: http://t.co/bmq4FHEI #
- Sentence I didn’t foresee myself typing: “Just signed up for MySpace invite.” #
- Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco, heard through closed windows on a cold, windy day — the sound the clearest it’s been in recent memory. #
- Testing @SurteesStudios‘ OS X Bartender Bar beta. Smart that a clutter-minded app has icon selection, rather than forcing its icon on you. #
- “violist at musician” / The unintentional performing-arts commentary of LinkedIn. #
- So many hybrid cars in Berkeley, parking lots here have a very different vibe from the norm. #
- Train, unseen, echoed through Tilden Park. #
- RIP, Sam Sniderman (b. 1920), founder of the Canadian record store chain Sam the Record Man: http://t.co/zGiocNpw #
- Found sounds. Sidewalk cassette. Cult jam. http://t.co/1hXiXrzl #
- Kabuki version of Woman in the Dunes at Precita Park. (Really just overly sunscreened toddlers in sunken sand box.) #
- “Signal sweeping for transmitters. You’re just a party animal.” Enemy of the State is no The Conversation, but has fun with whence it came. #
- The Ripping Point: The moment when number of downloaders at the café manage to slow the Internet access to near-zilch. #
- Information flows through this. http://t.co/dgQkr5qa #
- Waking to Lethem/Chabon parallels paralleling DeLillo/Auster parallels. #
- “A Brief History of Sound.” Notes from the second week of my sound class: http://t.co/AcyarrTD. #celebritydeath #synaesthesia #phonography #
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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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