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Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

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San Jose Museum of Art visitors checking out my Sonic Frame installation, part of the current Momentum exhibit.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0145: There’s a Lifetime In

The Assignment: Make a short piece of music inspired by a provided verse.


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.

This assignment was made in the evening, California time, on Thursday, October 9, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 13, 2014, as the deadline.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0145: Locked Haiku
The Assignment: Make a short piece of music inspired by a provided verse.

This week’s project means participating in another music community’s project. There’s a wonderful group called Naviar Haiku, at naviarlab.tumblr.com, that does weekly projects of music inspired by haiku poems. For the group’s current project, its 40th, I wrote the haiku. It reads:

There’s a lifetime in
between the first and second
clicks of the door’s lock

The instructions are simple:

Step 1: Please produce a short piece of music “inpsired by” the above poem.

Step 2: Post the track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud and to the Naviar Haiku group, which is at:


Include the first line of the haiku as the title of the track.

Step 3: Listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow participants.

Bonus Step: Include the sound of a door lock in your piece.

Length: Your finished work should be between one and four minutes long.

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.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0145-theresalifetimein″ 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 145th Disquiet Junto project — “Make a short piece of music inspired by a provided verse″ — at:


More on the Disquiet Junto at:


Join the Disquiet Junto at:


Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:


Image associated with this project by Geir Tønnessen:


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Hard-weird, hard-wired. I have a new favorite doorbell.

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The Hyperreal Field Recording

A track from Solo Andata

There is real and there is hyperreal, the figment whose realization has the presence of an instance of actual life, and yet in its narrative density, its seductive sense of simulacra, its heightened details, defies reality. Such is “Aggregate” from the Solo Andata album Ritual, released by Desire Path Recordings. It’s a perfect moment of insectoid warbles become drone-rock mantras, the collective voices taking on an orchestral grandeur yet never fully leaving behind their so very quotidian origins.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/desire-path-recordings. More on the album at desirepathrecordings.com. More from Australia-based Solo Andata at solo-andata.com and twitter.com/soloandata.

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Installation for my sound project at the San Jose Museum of Art: 21 scores for a silent film loop.

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