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 evening, California time, on Thursday, October 3, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 7, 2013, as the deadline.
These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):
Disquiet Junto Project 0092: Room Tone Suite
This week’s project explores the role a room takes in shaping sound. The instructions are as follows:
Step 1: Choose a recent piece of music that you have recorded. Locate a 30-second section that is fairly static and repetitive.
Step 2: Choose three rooms that have different acoustics, perhaps all in the same place, such as your home.
Step 3: Play back the piece of music loudly in each room and record it. This will result in three 30-second clips.
Step 4: Stitch the clips together.
Step 5: Upload the track and annotate with a description of the rooms and your process. Also, if available, include a link to the original version of your track, for the listener’s reference.
Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2013, at 11:59pm wherever you are.
Length: Your track should have a duration of 90 seconds.
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: Include the term “disquiet0092-roomtonesuite” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.
Download: Please consider employing a license that allows for attributed, commerce-free 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 92nd Disquiet Junto project, in which room tone is used to shape a three-part suite, at:
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