February 13, 2014, is the official release date for my 33 1/3 book on Aphex Twin's 1994 album Selected Ambient Works Volume II, available at Amazon (including Kindle) and via your local bookstore. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #sound-art, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

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

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I’d attend a Fire Alarm Panel. Heck, I’d be in the front row.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0139: Tech Technique

The Assignment: Create and upload a track that exemplifies one key creative process you've developed.

20140828-techtechnique

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.

Tracks are added to this playlist as they appear in the SoundCloud group:

This assignment was made in the early evening, California time, on Thursday, August 28, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, September 1, 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 0139: Tech Technique
The Assignment: Create and upload a track that exemplifies explain one key process you’ve developed.

Thanks to Karl Fousek, aka analogue01, of Montréal, Canada, for indirectly inspiring this project.

The Junto is as much about musicians listening to and communicating with each other as it is about making their own music. This week’s project aims to combine those two goals. The instructions are simple:

Step 1: Think of a specific technique that you are proud of having developed, perfected, or in some way folded into your work.

Step 2: Produce a short track that includes that technique.

Step 3: Upload the track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud, and in the notes field associated with the track describe the technique.

Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your finished work should be between 1 and 4 minutes.

Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, 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 “disquiet0139-techtechnique″ 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 139th Disquiet Junto project — “Create and upload a track that exemplifies one key creative process you’ve developed″ — at:

http://disquiet.com/2014/08/28/disquiet0139-techtechnique/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/junto

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

http://disquiet.com/forums/

The image associated with this track is by Wesley Fryer and was used thanks to a Creative Commons license. Originally posted here:

https://flic.kr/p/2xz92x

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Corruption in Full

Emanations from Funabashi, Japan

More from Corruption, whose presence in music is of the sort that may best suit SoundCloud’s existence — that may be of the sort that is the result of SoundCloud’s existence. It isn’t about albums, or singles, or videos, or remixes, so much as it’s about the steady, frequent, largely unmediated appearance of unexplained, alternately quotidian, melodic, and noisy sonic fragments — snatches of odd everyday sound, subsets of songs, and crunchy extroversion. Perhaps collectively they form some meta-canvas. “Norma,” the latest of Corruption’s output, is echoed burbles of throaty synth. As an assessment of range, “Tirth” is slomo solo piano, like a broken android Nils Frahm Pinocchio straining for sentience. And “Soak” is weirdly warbly, like a future kalimba designed by Laurie Anderson:

Tracks originally posted by Corruption at soundcloud.com/corrption. The account lacks the “u” but the tracks are signed Corruption in full.

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Ambient Pauses from Kamakura, Japan

A track by Michiru Aoyama

The white noise could be static or surf. The hum could be hushed vocals or a deep sine wave. The piece is “パラレル” — which I believe translates to parallel. It’s a track by Michiru Aoyama, who is based in Kamakura, Japan, and it is a blissful slice of determined ambient music. Tonally is is consistent and remote, the sort of thing that requires a fair amount of concentration to accept as foreground listening. What distinguishes it as a composition is how it unfolds, in particular a pause about a minute in and then again about a minute before the five-minute piece comes to a close. Both quiet moments remind the ear of the sonic content, waking you up to the atmospherics just as they get underway and just as they begin their slow fade to silence.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/michiru-aoyama. More from Aoyama at michiruaoyama.bandcamp.com, twitter.com/6michimichiru9, and michiruaoyama.jimdo.com.

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Playing with directed audio for San Jose Museum of Art exhibit.

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