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Disquiet Junto Project 0175: Rough Play

Record the composition on top of the rough draft.

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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.

Tracks added to this playlist for the duration of the project:

This assignment was made in the early evening, California time, on Thursday, May 7, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, May 11, 2015.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):

Disquiet Junto Project 0175: Rough Play
Make the composition on top of the rough draft.

Step 1: Imagine of a simple piece of music that would last for approximately one minute.

Step 2: Record audio of the following: Spend one minute roughing out the idea for that one-minute piece of music. Do this on a single sheet of paper, whether that means drawing a timeline of the piece, or roughing out patches, or listing equipment, or writing a description in advance, or some combination of those approaches.

Step 3: Record the piece of music.

Step 4: Layer the result of Step 3 on top of the result of Step 2. They should be roughly even in volume level.

Step 5: Upload your track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. If possible, include an image of your sheet of paper.

Step 6: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This assignment was made in the early evening, California time, on Thursday, May 7, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Length: The length of your finished work should be one minute.

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. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0175-roughplay” 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 175th Disquiet Junto project — “Record the composition on top of the rough draft” — at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/05/07/disquiet0175-roughplay/

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/

Photo associated with this project by Ramunas Geciauskas, used via Creative Commons license:

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