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.
Tracks by participants will be added to this playlist as the project proceeds:
This project was published in the evening, California time, on Thursday, February 13, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, February 17, 2014, as the deadline.
These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):
Disquiet Junto Project 0111: Acts of Commons
Create a new piece of music by using nothing but the following elements from these three pieces of music:
The last 30 seconds of Juan Manuel Castrillo’s “Horizontales,” from the album by that name on the netlabel Impulsive Habitat:
The first 10 seconds of J. Surak’s “Improvisation for Prepared Autoharp,” from the album If You Smell Gas on the netlabel Zeromoon:
The first 20 seconds of Maddame Cell’s “Auto Tempo 1,” from the album Autotempo on the netlabel Xylem:
Background: all of this music is available for free, non-commercial download and creative reuse thanks to a Creative Commons license. This project is part of a series of “netlabel remixes” intended to promote that sort of thoughtful, collaborative sharing. The audio was sourced from reviews posted originally at the excellent website actsofsilence.com, which is run by David Nemeth.
Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.
Length: Your finished work should be between 2 minute and 5 minutes.
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 “disquiet0111-actsofcommons” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.
Download: Due to the nature of the source material, your track should be set as downloadable, and with a license that allows 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:
Thanks to a Creative Commons license, this track contains elements of music by Juan Manuel Castrillo (“Horizontales,” from the album by that name on the netlabel Impulsive Habitat), J. Surak (“Improvisation for Prepared Autoharp,” from the album If You Smell Gas on the netlabel Zeromoon), and Maddame Cell (“Auto Tempo 1,” from the album Autotempo on the netlabel Xylem).
More on this 111th Disquiet Junto project (“Rework work from Impulsive Habitat, Xylem, Zeromoon (via actsofsilence.com)”) at:
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The source audio for this track is available for free download from these netlabel websites:
The audio was sourced from reviews posted originally at the excellent website actsofsilence.com, which is run by David Nemeth.