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Disquiet Junto Project 0191: Held Chord

One chord to rule them all — on several instruments.

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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 afternoon, California time, on Thursday, August 27, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, August 31, 2015.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0191: Held Chord
One chord to rule them all — on several instruments.

These are the steps:

Step 1: Choose a chord you can play on several instruments. You can choose any chord you’d like.

Step 2: Make recordings of yourself playing that just chord on several instruments.

Step 3: Edit those individual recordings into one long continuous track, in which the chord slowly (and smoothly as possible) changes from one instrument to the next. The complete length of the finished track should be about one minute.

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 afternoon, California time, on Thursday, August 27, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, August 31, 2015.

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

Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this assignment, and be sure to 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 “disquiet0191-heldchord” 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, and link to (and identify) the two SoundCloud pages for the source audio you selected:

More on this 191st Disquiet Junto project (“One chord to rule them all — on several instruments”) at:

http://disquiet.com/2015/08/27/disquiet0191-heldchord/

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 Max Nathan, and used thanks to a Creative Commons license:

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By Marc Weidenbaum

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