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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 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 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 tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto).

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 Soundcloud.com, 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:

http://disquiet.com/2012/12/13/disquiet0050-morsebeat/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

By Marc Weidenbaum

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3 Comments

  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.

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