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Disquiet Junto Project 0144: Eraser Head

The Assignment: Remove parts from an unfinished composition to create a finished composition.

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Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.com and at Disquiet.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 2, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 6, 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 0144: Eraser Head
The Assignment: Remove parts from an unfinished composition to create a finished composition.

This week’s project achieves productivity by, in effect, doing less.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Choose a recent recording that you think of as “incomplete” or “unfinished.”

Step 2: Remove two things from that recording.

Step 3: The result is a “finished” piece of music.

Step 4: Upload the finished track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. If possible, include a link to the original “incomplete” or “unfinished” version of the piece.

Step 5: Listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow participants.

Length: Your finished work will be roughly defined by the length of the original, though it should optimally be between one and five minutes.

Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this assignment, and 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 “disquiet0144-eraserhead″ in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

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

More on this 144th Disquiet Junto project — “Remove parts from an unfinished composition to create a finished composition″ — at:

http://disquiet.com/2014/10/02/disquiet0144-eraserhead/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/junto

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

http://disquiet.com/forums/

By Marc Weidenbaum

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