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Disquiet Junto Project 0184: Sets of Bars

Explore the relationship between segments that consist of 1 bar, 8 bars, and 4 bars.

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Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.com and at disquiet.com/junto, 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 afternoon, California time, on Thursday, July 9, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, July 13, 2015.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0184: Sets of Bars
Explore the relationship between segments that consist of 1 bar, 8 bars, and 4 bars.

This week’s Junto is project 184 in the series. We’ll explore the relationship between segments that consist of 1 bar, 8 bars, and 4 bars.

Step 1: Record three very short pieces of music: one that is 8 bars long, one that is 4 bars long, and one that is 1 bar long.

Step 2: Create an extended sequence of those segments that combines them at random. The overall total length is recommended to be between one and two minutes.

Step 3: You have a pair of options here:

Option A: Add one or two additional layers of sound/music that play off the sequence.

Option B: Develop your own rules/system (example: start an 8-bar tone each time the 1-bar segment plays).

Step 4: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.

Step 5: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This assignment was made in the early afternoon, California time, on Thursday, July 9, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, July 13, 2015.

Length: The length of your finished work is up to you, but a length between one and two minutes is recommended.

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 “disquiet0184-setsofbars” 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 184th Disquiet Junto project (“Explore the relationship between segments that consist of 1 bar, 8 bars, and 4 bars”) at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/07/09/disquiet0184-setsofbars/

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/

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