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Disquiet Junto Project 0179: Tech(nique) Talk

Show off (and explain) one thing you've learned recently about an instrument/tool.

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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, June 4, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, June 8, 2015.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0179: Tech(nique) Talk
Show off (and explain) one thing you’ve learned recently about an instrument/tool.

Step 1: Think of one thing in the recent past you’ve “figured out” related to how you use an instrument or another piece of technology to make music.

Step 2: Record a short piece of music that employs that technique.

Step 3: After uploading the piece, explain in the accompany text (and/or in the captions to the SoundCloud file) what the thing is you’ve figured out, so others can benefit from what you’ve learned. Explain how you’ve employed it in the track.

Step 4: 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, June 4, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, June 8, 2015.

Length: The length of your finished work is up to you, but less than two minutes is probably best in this context.

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 “disquiet0179-techniquetalk” 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 179th Disquiet Junto project — “Show off (and explain) one thing you’ve learned recently about an instrument/tool” — at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/06/04/disquiet0179-techniquetalk/

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/

Image associated with this project by Thomas Galvez used thanks to a Creative Commons license:

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