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Disquiet Junto Project 0185: Memory Music

Summon up a memory, and then summarize it in sound.

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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 late afternoon, California time, on Thursday, July 16, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, July 20, 2015.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0185: Memory Music
Summon up a memory, and then summarize it in sound.

This week’s Junto is project proposed by Robert Thomas, a longtime participant. Having proposed the project, he’ll also listen to and comment on various posted tracks as the project unfolds.

A bit about him: Robert Thomas creates procedural music and sound systems. In 2010 he worked on Inception the App (5 million downloads), while at RjDj. He has worked with Hans Zimmer, Imogen Heap, Junkie XL, Air, Carl Craig, Jimmy Edgar, and Bookashade. His current projects are systems for VR, AR, health, meditation, and AI/robotics.

These are the steps for this week’s project:

Step 1: Remember a key moment in your life. It could be anything at any age.

Step 2: Conjure the sound of that moment in your mind, how you remember it, how you have come to remember it.

Step 3: Recreate that sound and feeling through sound design and music.

Step 4: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. Please take a moment to describe the memory in the text associated with the track.

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

Deadline: This assignment was made in the late afternoon, California time, on Thursday, July 16, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, July 20, 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 “disquiet0185-memorymusic” 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 185th Disquiet Junto project (“Summon up a memory, and then summarize it in sound”) at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/07/16/disquiet0185-memorymusic/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/junto/

This project was proposed by Robert Thomas, more from whom at:

http://dizzybanjo.com/

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

http://disquiet.com/forums/

Image associated with this post by Dennis Skley and used thanks to a Creative Commons license:

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