My 33 1/3 book, on Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, was the 5th bestselling book in the series in 2014. It's available at Amazon (including Kindle) and via your local bookstore. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #sound-art, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

Disquiet Junto Project 0050: -…….–.-..-…-

The Assignment: Encode a word or phrase in Morse Code and employ that as a track's rhythm.

Samuel Morse

Each Thursday at the Disquiet Junto group on 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 assignment was made in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, December 13, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, December 17, as the deadline. (There are no translations this week.)

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at

Disquiet Junto Project 0050: -…….–.-..-…-

This week’s project explores invokes Morse Code for its rhythmic content. The instructions are as follows: Select a word or phrase. Encode that word or phrase by the Morse method. Record a rhythmic foundation in which the dash is represented by a long beat and the dot by a brief one. Use that rhythmic foundation as a loop for the length of your track, at the speed you desire — speed can vary over the length of the recording. Record accompanying drone/melodic material that takes the underlying rhythm as its compositional foundation.

Deadline: Monday, December 17, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your finished work should be between 1 and 3 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, please include the term “disquiet0050-morsebeat” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: For this project, your track should be set as downloadable, and allow for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

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

More on this 50th Disquiet Junto project at:

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

By Marc Weidenbaum

Tags: , / Comments: 6 ]


  1. [ Posted December 15, 2012, at 12:02 pm ]

    i notice a subtle change in the set listing above — they no longer list the artists.

    or was it always so? maybe i’m just next-soundcloud paranoid ..

    • [ Posted December 15, 2012, at 12:08 pm ]

      That was always the case, I am fairly certain.

    • [ Posted December 15, 2012, at 12:11 pm ]

      And I like this idea of “next-soundcloud paranoid.” That is the unfortunate result of diminished confidence.

2 Trackbacks

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Subscribe without commenting