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. There’s no pressure to do every project. It’s weekly so that you know it’s there, every Thursday through Monday, when you have the time.
Tracks will be added to this playlist for the duration of the project:
This project was posted shortly at noon, California time, on Thursday, February 11, 2016, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, February 15, 2016.
These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):
Disquiet Junto Project 0215: Tiny Rhythms The Assignment: Make a short track with just pin-prick audio.
Step 1: This project will require you to have five super tiny sounds, the sonic equivalent of a pin dropping. Create, find, or record those five sounds.
Step 2: Create a short, rhythmic piece of music using only those five sounds. Don’t change the sounds at all. Just use them as they are. At the start of the track have each sound play once in succession, so the listener is aware of the sounds individually before the music proceeds.
Step 3: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.
Step 4: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.
Step 5: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.
Deadline: This project was posted at noon, California time, on Thursday, February 11, 2016, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, February 15, 2016.
Length: The length is up to you, though between 1 minute and 2 minutes is recommended.
Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this project, 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 in the title to your track include the term “disquiet0215-tinyrhythms.” Also use “disquiet0215-tinyrhythms” 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:
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The image associated with this project is by Philippa Willitts, used thanks to a Creative Commons license: