New Disquietude podcast episode: music by Lesley Flanigan, Dave Seidel, KMRU, Celia Hollander, and John Hooper; interview with Flanigan; commentary; short essay on reading waveforms. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #field-recording, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

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

Past Week at

  • RIP, David Waltz (b. 1943), Thinking Machines alum and AI figure: #
  • RIP, Eric Watson (b. 1955), photo Boswell to the Pet Shop Boys + (via @compactrobot) #
  • Apparently @BettinaTizzy and @ooray will be in that line. in reply to BettinaTizzy #
  • When you get to heaven, your place in line is determined by how many “This was done before” comments you’ve left on blog posts. #
  • If the New York Times wants to limit me to 10 articles, I’d like to limit it to 2 sports-related “breaking news” email alerts a month. #
  • The @wildUp Shostakovich stems for next week’s Junto (3/29) are beauts. No isolation. Just degrees of section prominence. Chamber Rashomon. #
  • It’s gonna be good. RT @lownote: So excited to hear about upcoming junto project involving stems of Shostakovich from @wildUp. #
  • RT @cinchel: classical nerds, next @disquiet #junto will be remixing Shostakovich spread the word /cc @craftyflutist #
  • Disquiet Junto #12 (Alternate Rurality) has gone to the email list, and is posted at #cutpaste #rural #sample #oumupo #
  • [email protected] likes my hood: RT “The view from the @deYoungMuseum tower is absolument magnifique! #iLoveSanFrancisco" #
  • First time hearing “How Will I Know” since Whitney died. So vibrant. She imitates a pre-teen Michael Jackson imitating a mature soul woman. #
  • Gotta love @guardian “other lives” obits. One from this week on a man whose work involved Britten & Shostakovich: #
  • Junto instructions will be in English, Czech, French, Japanese & Turkish. It’s a shared-sample project focused on cut’n’paste & rural music. #
  • Bwah, I meant Czech, not Croatian! (Humbly, cc @kocicenka @dizzybanjo.) in reply to kocicenka #
  • Disquiet Junto instructions later today will be in several languages … including Croatian. (Thanks, @kocicenka, @dizzybanjo.) #
  • New York Times should gate free access by word count, not article. The “song” count for iPod data size never made sense. #
  • Dear iPad Hive: What app do you use to take notes on/about websites you’re reading? #
  • #outreach March 29 Junto will involve chamber-music source material. Please inform any classical musicians who may want to remix with us. #
  • EP I wrote liner note for made @bcstaffpicks list: “Delicate, hypnotic ambient from @quietdesign and @mapmap” –Leigh #
  • There’s a petition to put Turing on the £10 note. Forgery assessment would mean a whole new Turing test. #
  • Junto project 12 has gone to translators. If you want to translate, get in touch. If you want on the email announcement list, get in touch. #
  • Honored. RT @barrythrew: @disquiet you are one of my main harbingers of death. #
  • The next Disquiet Junto project will be a dual exercise in (1) cut and paste and (2) contrasting “rural” music sensibilities. #
  • Forthcoming Disquiet Junto projects include: classical textures, program music, software apps, and video scores. #
  • RIP, anime’s Haruka Takachiho (b. 1938): Nue co-founder; director of Space Battleship Yamato & first color Astro Boy: #
  • “the HTML5 <audio> tag is not exactly ready to meet our expectations.” #truth thinking: action: #
  • Of the first 11 Junto projects, #11 may be the one that would make a fine standalone album: everyday noise as rhythm: #
  • For the previous Junto, @m_emre_meydan went to town: beautiful track built atop rhythm of bicycle wheel: With video! #
  • If you’re in Cologne this Saturday (3/24), @alln4tural will be playing Junto tracks at his gig: #
  • I’ll say this about @FreeConference: someone there figured out that non-annoying hold music is part of the product. #kudos #
  • RIP, Tonino Guerra (b. 1920), cowriter of Antonioni’s Blowup, Zabriskie Point, L’Avventura; Fellini’s Amarcord; Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia. #
  • So, @pheezy got to meet @mapmap and @ooray last week, and I met @ooray this week, so when do I get to meet @mapmap? #
  • Meetings over, now listening to new Prong song. Oddly poppy. Like, if Slayer were a pop band. Nice to hear Tommy Victor’s voice again. #
  • Prong debuts first song off its new album just as I am walking into a long meeting. #
  • D’oh. Clarification. RT @mapmap: @disquiet Quick note: not a kalimba, exposed guts of a toy piano. Looks/sounds kind of like one though #
  • When the rain comes, we run and record a sound bed: #
  • Anyone especially excited by a particular music-making iOS app lately. I need a new space to fiddle about in on my iPad. #
  • 36 Junto entries as midnight hour nears. Great variety, all tracks made using everyday mechanical rhythms as beats: #
  • Music from inkjet printer: by new participant Ryan Abbott (of Tacoma), the Junto’s 150th active member #
  • The Internet feels slow today, perhaps due to the mental image of new-iPad owners lapping up retina-intense data. #
  • User-registration Turing test at vinylengineDOTcom: “What are the missing letters in this word – Phono Car****ge?” #
  • Among the mechanical sounds employed so far in this week’s Junto: timer, escalator, door, potato slicer, microwave beep #
  • Sang Davies’ “Sunny Afternoon” to my kid. Is the girl who’s “gone back to her ma and pa” the one who leaves them in Gershwin’s “Summertime”? #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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