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Disquiet Junto Project 0043: Dazzled Machine

The Assignment: Make mechanical roars from the sound of a retail space.

Each Thursday 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 in the Junto is open: just join and participate.

This is a set of the tracks created in this project. At the time of this update, there were 22:

The assignment was made in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, October 25, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 29, as the deadline. (Instructions below translated below into Croatian, Japanese, and Turkish by Darko Macan, Naoyuki Sasanami, and M. Emre Meydan, respectively.)

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0043: Dazzled Machine

This is a shared-sample project. The goal is to take pre-existing field recordings and to turn them into something else.

The pre-existing field recordings are the audio produced by Disquiet Junto members for projects 0037 and 0038.

The “something else” is as follows:

The field recordings in question are documents of retail spaces, such department stores. You’ll will rework the audio from one or more of the field recordings to achieve something inspired by the following description: “There was the continuous roar of the machine at work, of customers crowding into the departments, dazzled by the merchandise, then propelled towards the cash-desk. And it was all regulated and organized with the remorselessness of a machine: the vast horde of women were as if caught in the wheels of an inevitable force.” The quote comes from the novel Au Bonheur des Dames, or The Ladies’ Paradise, by Émile Zola, originally published in 1883. Please pay special attention to the notion of everyday noises that in combination suggest machinery at work.

You can use as many of the recordings as you desire, but you cannot add any other sound sources to them. You can use whatever tools you desire in your reworking of the original material.

The field recordings are located at these two search returns:

http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0037 http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0038

Background: The goal for this project is twofold. In the immediate sense, it is to explore field recordings for their rhythmic intent.

The project, however, has broader intentions. It’s being undertaken in association with the exhibit As Real as It Gets, organized by Rob Walker. The exhibit will run at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan from November 15 – December 22, 2012. Sounds produced for this Disquiet Junto project will be considered to be played in the gallery as part of the exhibit, and will also be made available to Disquiet Junto participants and other musicians and sound artists for subsequent projects related to Walker’s exhibit.

There will be a Disquiet Junto concert at Apex Art on November 27 in conjunction with the exhibit.

This is Apex’s initial, brief description of the upcoming exhibit: “As Real As It Gets gathers fictional products, imaginary brands, hypothetical advertising and speculative objects, devised by artists, designers, and companies. We resist commercial material culture as inauthentic, phony, and less than legitimate, but should we? Presenting the marketplace as medium — while supplies last.”

Walker is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and Design Observer, and the author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are (Random House: 2008) and Letters from New Orleans (Garrett County Press: 2005). Walker co-founded, with Joshua Glenn, the Significant Objects project.

Deadline: Monday, October 29, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your finished work should be between 2.5 and 6 minutes in length.

Information: Please, when posting your track on SoundCloud, 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 “disquiet0043-dazzledmachine” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: Please consider setting your track for free download.

Linking: When posting the track, be sure to include this information:

This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real as It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012):

http://apexart.org/exhibitions/walker.php/

More on this 43rd Disquiet Junto project at:

http://disquiet.com/2012/10/25/disquiet0043-dazzledmachine/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

. . . .

Instructions in Croatian

Disquiet Junto Projekt 0043: Očarani stroj

Ovo je projekt zajedničkih zapisa. Cilj je uzeti postojeće terenske zapise i pretvoriti ih u nešto drugo. Postojeći terenski zapisi su audiji koje su članovi Disquiet Junta proizveli za projekte 0037 i 0038.

“Nešto drugo” je zamišljeno ovako: Terenski zapisi o kojima je riječ su dokumentiranja trgovačkih prostora kao što su robne kuće. Trebali biste preraditi audio jednoga ili više terenskih zapisa kako biste dobili nešto nadahnuto sljedećim opisom: “Bučalo je neprestance poput uključena stroja, mušterije su se tiskale u odjele, očarane robom, zatim bivale gurane prema blagajnama. A sve je bilo organizirano i svime upravljano nemilosrdnošću stroja: nepregledna horda žena bila je kao uhvaćena u zupčanicima neumitne sile.” Citat je iz romana “Au bonheur des dames” (“Kod ženskog raja”), Émilea Zole, izvorno objavljenoga 1883.* Naročitu pozornost, molim vas, obratite na ideju svakodnevnih zvukova koji kombinirani sugeriraju mašineriju na djelu.

(*Prevedeno po engleskom prijevodu. – op.prev.)

Smijete upotrijebiti koliko god zapisa želite, ali im ne smijete dodati zvuke iz bilo kojega drugog izvora, U preradi izvornoga materijala smijete koristiti svako sredstvo koje zaželite. Terenske zapise naći ćete pomoću ove dvije pretrage:

http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0037 http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0038

Tumačenje: Cilj ovoga projekta je dvojak. Onaj neposredni je istražiti ritmička svojstva terenskih zapisa.

No projekt ima i širu nakanu. Poduhvaćen je u suradnji s izložbom “As Real as It Gets” što je organizira Rob Walker. Izložba će se održati u manhattanskoj galeriji Apex Art od 15. studenog/novembra do 22. prosinca/decembra 2012. Zvukovi proizvedeni za ovaj Disquiet Junto projekt ući će u obzir za izvođenje u galeriji kao dio izložbe, a bit će i stavljeni na raspolaganje Disquiet Junto sudionicima kao i drugim glazbenicima ili oblikovateljima zvuka za iduće projekte povezane s Walkerovom izložbom.

U Apex Artu će se 27. studenog/novembra održati Disquiet Junto koncert povezan s izložbom

Apex je ovako ukratko opisao nadolazeću izložbu: “’As Real As It Gets’ okuplja nepostojeće proizvode, izmišljene marke, hipotetske reklame i moguće predmete koje su osmislili umjetnici, dizajneri i tvrtke. Opiremo se komercijalnoj, materijalnoj kulturi kao neautentičnoj, lažnoj i nedovoljno legitimnoj, no treba li tako? Tržnicu predstavljamo kao medij – dok zalihe traju.”

Walker je redoviti suradnik The New York Times Magazina i Design Observera, te autor knjiga “Kupujem se: tajni dijalog između onog što kupujemo i onog što jesmo” (Naklada Ljevak, 2009.) i “Letters from New Orleans”. Walker je, s Joshuom Glennom, suosnivač projekta “Significant Objects”.

Rok: Ponedjeljak, 29. listopada, minutu do ponoći po lokalnom vremenu. Trajanje: Neka vam snimci traju između 2,5 i 6 minute.

Informacije: Kad stavljate svoj snimak na SoundCloud, molim vas dodajte i opis procesa planiranja, komponiranja i snimanja. Taj opis je ključan element komunikacijskog procesa koji je u srži Disquiet Junta.

Naslov/Tag: Kad stavljate svoj snimak na Disquiet Junto grupu na Soundcloud.com, molim vas da uključite “disquiet0043-dazzledmachine ” u naslov snimka te u njegov tag.

Downloadiranje: Molio bih vas da omogućite besplatan download vapeg zapisa. Linkanje: Kad stavljate konačni snimak, molim vas da dodate sljedeću obavijest: “This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real as It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012): http://apexart.org/exhibitions/walker.php/”

Više o 43. Disquiet Junto projektu na: http://disquiet.com/2012/10/25/disquiet0043-dazzledmachine/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at/Više o Disquiet Juntu na: http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info

. . . . .

Instructions in Japanese

Disquiet Junto Project 0043: 眩惑の「機械」

今回は共通のサンプルを用いたプロジェクトです。そのゴールは既存のサンプルを用いて、それを別の何かにかえることです。使用するのはDisquiet 0037と0038でメンバーが作った音素材です。

「別の何か」とは:

この回のフィールドレコーディング素材はデパートなどの量販店のサウンドのドキュメントですが、その成果物から1つまたは複数を選んで、以下の文章から着想した方法で完成させてください。

「買い物客で混雑するデパートには絶え間ない音が轟いていた。目もくらむような消費、そしてそれは精算レジのほうへ吸い込まれていく。それは「機械」的な無慈悲さによって規定され、組織化されていたーー大群の女性たちは不可避の力によって回る歯車にとらわれたようだった」

この引用はフランスの自然主義作家エミール・ゾラにって1883年に出版された『ボヌール・デ・ダム百貨店ー淑女のパラダイス』という小説からとられました。毎日の生活が発するノイズと仕事場の「機械」とが関連する視座について着目してみてください。

あなたがが望むだけの音素材を使用してもいいです。ただしこれ以外のいかなる音も追加してはいけません。音源を加工するにあたってどんなツールを使ってもかまいません。

音素材は以下のサーチ結果にあります。

http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0037

http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0038

背景:今回の目的は二つにまたがっています。端的に言うとリズムをモチーフとしたフィールドレコーディングの音を探求すること。

もう1つ、このプロジェクトはさらなる意図があります。ロブ・ウォーカーによる《As Real as It Gets》展覧会との協同です。その展覧会はマンハッタンのギャラリーApex Artで11月の5日から12月の22日まで開催されます。Disquiet juntoのプロジェクトで作られたサウンドはその展覧会の一部としてギャラリーで再生される予定で、またその後もウォーカーに関連した展覧会でも、その他のミュージシャンやサウンド・アーティストと同様に使用されます。

Disquiet juntoのコンサートは11月27日にApex Artで開催されます。

Aphexギャラリーによる展覧会の序文は以下です“《出来るだけ本物らしく》ではさまざまなアーティストやデザイナー、企業によって考案された架空の製品、空想上のブランド、仮想の広告、理論の域を出ない物体などが集められている。私たちは贋物的で、いんちきで、まともでない、コマーシャルな物質至上主義に抵抗する。否それは妥当? 大規模量販店をメディウムとして提示するーーその供給が続くかぎり”

ロブ・ウォーカーはニューヨーク・タイムズ誌の寄稿者、デザイン評論家。『The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are 』(ランダム・ハウス、2008)、『Letters from New Orleans 』 (ギャレット・カウンティ・プレス、 2005)の著者です。Joshua Glennとともにthe Significant Objects projectの共同設立者でもあります。

〆切:10月29日月曜日11:59pm あなたがどこに住んでいても

長さ:2.5~6分の長さにしてください

情報:あなたの作品をサウンドクラウドに投稿する際には、構想、作曲、録音の過程についての説明を加えてください。その説明がこのDisquiet Juntoグループで講評、コミュニケーションするために大事なものとなります

タイトル/タグ:Disquiet Junto groupに作品を投稿する際には、「disquiet0043-dazzledmachine」をタグとしてトラックタイトルに加えてください

ダウンロード:いつものように必ずしもダウンロード可能にする必要はありませんが、望ましい

リンク:作品を投稿する際にはあなたが使用した1つ、または2つの音源のリンクと以下の情報をを含めてください

This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real as It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012):

http://apexart.org/exhibitions/walker.php/

More on this 43rd Disquiet Junto project at:

http://disquiet.com/2012/10/25/disquiet0043-dazzledmachine/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

. . . .

Instructions in Turkish

Disquiet Junto Projesi 0043: Dazzled Machine (Gözleri Kamaşmış Makine)

Bu bir paylaşımlı ses kaydı projesidir. Amaç, varolan ses kayıtlarını alıp onları başka bir şeye dönüştürmek.

Kullanılacak sesler, Disquiet Junto üyeleri tarafından 0037 ve 0038 numaralı projelerde yaratılan kayıtlar.

“Başka bir şeye dönüştürmek”ten kastedilen ise şu:

Bahsi geçen ses kayıtları, mağazalar gibi alışveriş mekanlarının dökümanları. Bir ya da daha fazla kayıttaki sesi dönüştürerek şu tanımdan esinlenen bir parça elde etmeye çalışacaksınız: “İş başındaki makinelerin kesintisiz kükremesi duyuluyordu, ve bölümleri dolduran müşterilerin — ürünler tarafından gözleri kamaşmış, ödeme kasalarına doğru sürüklenen… Ve her şey bir makinenin acımasızlığıyla düzenleniyor ve kontrol ediliyordu: muazzam kadın kalabalığı kaçınılmaz bir gücün dişlileri arasına sıkışmış gibiydi.” Bu alıntı Émile Zola’nın “Au Bonheur des Dames” yani “Kadınların Cenneti” isimli, 1883 tarihli romanından geliyor. Bir araya geldiğinde bir makinenin işleyişini betimleyen gündelik seslere dair düşünceye lütfen özellikle dikkat edin.

İstediğiniz kadar kaydı bir arada kullanabilirsiniz, ama bunlara başka ses kaynakları ekleyemezsiniz. Kayıtlar üzerinde çalışırken istediğiniz her türlü aracı kullanmakta serbestsiniz.

Kaynak olarak kullanacağınız kayıtları bu iki linkte bulabilirsiniz: http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0037 http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=disquiet0038

Arkaplan: Bu projenin amacı iki aşamalı. İlk ve dolaysız olanı, bir ses kaydını ritmik yönden keşfetmek. Ama projenin daha geniş kapsamlı amaçları var. Proje, Rob Walker’ın düzenlediği “As Real As It Gets” isimli sergiyle bağlantılı olarak ele alınıyor. Sergi 15 Kasım – 22 Aralık tarihleri arasında Manhattan’daki Apex Art galerisinde yapılacak. Bu Disquiet Junto projesi kapsamında üretilen sesler, serginin bir parçası olarak galeride çalınmak üzere göz önünde bulundurulacak; ve bu parçalar aynı zamanda Walker’ın sergisiyle bağlantılı olarak yapılacak ilerideki projeler kapsamında Disquiet Junto katılımcıları ve diğer müzisyen ve ses sanatçılarının kullanımlarına açık olacak.

27 Kasım’da Apex Art’ta sergiyle bağlantılı bir Disquiet Junto konseri yapılacak.

Apex’in bu sergiyle ilgili kısa açıklaması şu şekilde: As Real As It Gets, sanatçılar, tasatımcılar ve firmalar tarafından tasarlanmış yapay ürünler, hayali markalar ve spekülatif objeleri bir araya getiriyor. Sıradan, sahte ve meşruluğa uzak olduğu gerekçesiyle ticari materyal kültürüne direniyoruz, peki ama gerçekten direnmeli miyiz? Pazar alanı malzeme olarak sunuluyor — stoklarla sınırlı.”

Walker, New York Times dergisi ve Design Observer dergilerinde yazılar yazıyor, ve aynı zamanda “Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are (Random House: 2008)” ve “Letters from New Orleans (Garrett County Press: 2005)” kitaplarının yazarı. Walker, Joshua Glenn ile birlikte Significant Objects projesini kurdu.

Son Teslim Tarihi: 29 Ekim Pazartesi, 23:59 (bulunduğunuz ülkenin saatine göre)

Uzunluk: Çalışmanızın uzunluğu 2.5 ila 6 dakika arasında olmalı.

Bilgi: Yaptığınız parçayı paylaşırken, lütfen bu parçanın planlama, besteleme ve kayıt süreciyle ilgili bilgi de verin. Bu açıklama, Disquiet Junto’ya içkin iletişim sürecinin önemli bir parçasıdır.

İsim/Etiket: Parçanızı Soundcloud.com’daki Disquiet Junto grubuna eklerken, lütfen “disquiet0043-dazzledmachine” kelimesini hem parçanın isminde, hem de etiket (tag) olarak kullanın.

Download: Lütfen çalışmanızı indirilebilir yapmayı düşünün.

Linkler: Yaptığınız parçayı paylaşırken, şu satırları mutlaka ekleyin:

This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real as It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012):

http://apexart.org/exhibitions/walker.php/

More on this 43rd Disquiet Junto project at:

http://disquiet.com/2012/10/25/disquiet0043-dazzledmachine/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

By Marc Weidenbaum

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