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

  • Now 14 @wildup Shostakovich Junto remixes: Thoughts on source audio as Rashomon: #
  • Morning sounds: my wife and 19-month-old breathing in their sleep, and from just beyond the window a formidable wind. #
  • Most unexpected thing about Fringe tonight is that, suddenly, it is good is again. #
  • We need to do a Conet Project of people’s lottery-number tweets. #
  • The 6th @wildUp Shostakovich Junto remix, from Birmingham, Britain, is an exercise in considered restraint #
  • The fifth and latest @wildup Shostakovich Junto remix is a lovely murky piece by Québec’s @arbeemonkey: #
  • “That static noise you hear isn’t your music.” Things my wife says. #
  • Just shy of 19 months, my kid officially has more dolls than I do. We both await a figure of the Authority’s Jack Hawksmoor. #
  • I like how the Twitter site’s Home button lights up to tell me there are new tweets—as if there ever aren’t new tweets. #
  • My office is haunted by ghosts of laptop drives and fans past. My laptop is SSD, but occasionally I hear antique buzzings. #
  • Four @wildup Shostakovich remixes already in: In Discussion area, remixers discuss how far to veer from the original. #
  • Nothing against Nas, but is there an instrumental edit of the DJ Premier / Berklee Orchestra track from @regenerationmp? #
  • New David Byrne London project is a nice parallel to Juntos 5 & 11: “I let the sounds dictate the groove.” #
  • Paris mayor employs mimes to subdue noisy nightlife: “silence is not repressive, but a form of sharing” #
  • Already some Shostakovich Junto remixes coming in: @mystified131, early as always; and we have first-timer @matt_borghi #
  • I’ve interviewed some ridiculously accomplished visual artists the past month or so. More details as publication dates near. #
  • Great stencil of Shostakovich from @chutson99: #
  • Stream audio of the Shostakovich track by @wildup we’re remixing: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a, movement 1. #
  • Reminder: the Shostakovich remix instructions are in English, Czech, French, Spanish, Japanese & Turkish: #
  • Thanks to all retweeting the @wildup Shostakovich remix project: Tracks are due by Monday at 11:59pm. #
  • The 13th Disquiet Junto announced here: Please join in and remix @wildup‘s Shostakovich chamber symphony recording. #
  • Instructions for 13th Disquiet Junto project, in which we remix @wildUp‘s recording of a Shostakovich symphony, have gone to the email list. #
  • Please, if Disquiet Junto has interested you, inform people about (and participate in!) the Shostakovich project to be announced shortly. #
  • Got the French translation for today’s Disquiet Junto project. (Thanks, @chegreco!) #shostakovich (Cc @wildup @mlaffs) #
  • This fall I’ll teach “Sounds of Brands / Brands of Sounds” at @academy_of_art: (Thanks, @artofplanning.) #
  • +1 for giggles. RT @Big_Pause: @disquiet Isn’t the question, Marc, redundant most of the time. #
  • Isn’t the question mark redundant most of the time. #
  • Got the Spanish translation for today’s Disquiet Junto project. (Thanks to Norma Listman.) #shostakovich (Cc @wildup @mlaffs) #
  • Got the Czech translation for today’s Disquiet Junto project. (Thanks, @kocicenka!) #shostakovich (Cc @wildup @mlaffs) #
  • Got the Turkish translation for tomorrow’s Disquiet Junto project. (Thanks, @m_emre_meydan!) #shostakovich (Cc @wildup @mlaffs) #
  • 2. I didn’t know the Anderson song was on the St. Elmo’s Fire soundtrack. 3. There’s a Brian Eno / Robert Fripp joke in there somewhere. #
  • 1. We know Dr. Bishop likes his Yes, but it was still a surprise to hear “This Time It Was Really Right” by Jon Anderson on Fringe. #
  • Got the Japanese translation for tomorrow’s Disquiet Junto project. (Thanks, @naotko!) #shostakovich (Cc @wildup @mlaffs) #
  • I find it incomprehensible what it meant, what it felt like, when a musician died prior to the rise of recorded music. #
  • RIP, bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs (b. 1924): #
  • The hive giveth. I am all set with download providers for the @wildUp Shostakovich remix project that begins in about 20 hours. #
  • Disquiet Junto request: Can a few folks volunteer to help host the Shostakovich-remix audio files? It’s a half-gig Zip. Thanks. #
  • Cageian Audiophile: Enter acousmatic chamber and hear your pulse speed up as you imagine having such a chamber at home. #
  • Newly re-addicted to old Photek. #
  • Quick burrito accompanied by significant construction sounds just outside. #
  • The Shostakovich-remix Disquiet Junto details are with the translators. Instructions go live in ~30 hours. Cc @wildUp @mlaffs #
  • As always, if you are available to translate Disquiet Junto project instructions, let me know. It is greatly appreciated. #
  • Did I mention we start remixing a Shostakovich chamber work tomorrow as part of the 13th weekly Disquiet Junto? Very excited. #
  • RIP, art critic Hilton Kramer (b. 1928), synonymous with modernism: #
  • Fun with truncation: received email whose header read “The Merger Is Off”¦” but the full text read “The Merger Is Official.” #
  • Tuesday noon siren downright freaky on this excessively windy day. #
  • Weighing in on the age-old “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” debate: #
  • Some people play music boxes better than other people do. #
  • Anything good going on in Los Angeles sound-art”“wise next Tuesday (April 3)? I may be free in the evening. #
  • Mundane synaesthesia: decreasing your laptop’s volume when you had intended to decrease its screen brightness. #
  • How do Google Books and handle straight-to-ebooks, like the Kindle Singles? There’s nothing to scan. #
  • Many thanks to @mlaffs @wildUp @orionrountree for helping set up the 13th Disquiet Junto, which starts this Thursday, 3/29. #
  • Man, the Disquiet Junto just racked up its 600th track — in just 12 weeks: #
  • XVth Activating the Medium electronic-music festival in San Francisco is all women. Nice contrast with the more common all-men festivals. #
  • A lot of these nursery rhymes only make sense if read with a British accent. #
  • Need something bright and upbeat to wake up with? Listen to by second-time Junto participant Chiara Zedek. #
  • Am beginning to get the value of PDFs. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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