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Disquiet Junto Project 0176: Walk It Out

Create a composition on top of a rough idea first recorded on your cellphone.

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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 will be added to this playlist for the duration of the project.

This assignment was made in the early evening, California time, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, May 18, 2015.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0176: Walk It Out
Create a composition on top of a rough idea first recorded on your cellphone.

Like last week’s project, this week’s involves treating a rough draft as part of the finished piece.

Step 1: Go for a walk, and don’t forget your cellphone (or other audio recording device).

Step 2: When the idea for a short piece of music occurs to you, record it into your phone — whether humming or singing or, say, knocking on a fence. Keep it simple. (Note: You can only use the microphone. Don’t use any specific music/sound apps.)

Step 3: When you get back to your home/studio/etc. complete the track, including the (unedited) audio from your walk. Any ambient background noise is just part of the project.

Step 4: Upload your track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. If possible, include an image of your sheet of paper.

Step 5: 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 14, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, May 18, 2015.

Length: The length of your finished work should be between 30 seconds and three 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. 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 “disquiet0176-walkitout” 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 176th Disquiet Junto project — “Create a composition on top of a rough idea first recorded on your cellphone” — at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/05/14/disquiet0176-walkitout/

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 Tau Zero, used via Creative Commons license:

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