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

  • I’ve been thinking in rhymes since MCA died. #
  • Anyone strongly recommend a password manager? This “store your passwords in the cloud” thing seems, er, like a self-fulfilling prophecy. #
  • 5th piece in this week’s Junto is by @ETALABEL (Poland). Like how each piece’s waveform is clearly divided in three: #
  • Tatsuya Yoshida from the Ruins is playing the Hemlock tonight. (In San Francisco.) #
  • Disquiet Junto is 2 shy of its 180th participant in 18 weeks. Number 178 is Athens, Greece”“based Sim_psi: #
  • RIP, MCA. Instrumentals: “The New Style”: “Sabotage”: “Flute Loop”: #
  • Cancer Is Killing Music #

  • RIP, Beastie Boys Adam Yauch, aka MCA (b. 1964), Man, this makes me sad as hell. #
  • “Mode for Joe”by Joe Henderson is my new jam. ♫ #
  • RIP, Lloyd Brevett (b. 1931), bassist and founding member of the Skatalites. #
  • Woke to three initial tracks in the 18th Disquiet Junto: The theme: Three sounds in three minutes. #
  • RIP, composer Felix Werder (b. 1922). #
  • Drove by Civic Center in San Francisco after Frey Norris art opening, and heard no sonic-warfare audio irritants. #
  • Disquiet Junto Index: In 17 weeks 780 tracks from 177 musicians; 360 discussion posts; 148 members of email list. #
  • Instructions for the 18th Disquiet Junto project have gone out to the email list and are now posted at #
  • If you contributed a @disquiet #junto remix of @wildUp (project #13 that was a WAV file titled “thanksJOE2” please get in touch with me. #
  • I was cautious about creating a @facebook page for but it’s led to good discussions: #
  • A few more hours before the 18th Disquiet Junto begins. The theme: “four minutes, four sounds.” #
  • Quite unfortunate how large a number of netlabels don’t include allowance for derivative works. #
  • Great interview w/ Brian @boondesign Scott, longtime graphic designer of Disquiet projects [Instagr/am/bient, LX(RMX)] #
  • Been slowly rereading Count Zero by @greatdismal. Increasingly convinced it’s my favorite of his novels. #
  • Hey, @markuspopp_oval (aka Markus Popp / Oval) is now on @twitter. #
  • Would someone with the power to do such things please make the Boxhead Ensemble put out another album? Thanks. #
  • Congrats to @Crewest Gallery for 10 graffiti-infused years. Proud to have had a (non-graffiti) piece there back in 2009 #
  • Domestic sonic warfare against the homeless: #
  • Instagr/am/bient track by @mapmap featured in new @newmusicbox mix: Full mix is streaming & downloadable. #
  • San Francisco cultural institutions persist in having seasons, but the city sure doesn’t, not in the traditional sense. #
  • RIP, Charles “Skip” Pitts (b. 1947). That’s his wah-wah guitar in the Shaft theme, among other prominent places. #
  • If the Best Music Writing books were Best Sound Writing, Chiara Barzini’s Italian film dubbing essay in the May Harper’s would be a shoo-in. #
  • Didn’t hear the Tuesday noon siren because the dim sum restaurant was quite loud. #richmonddistrictproblems #
  • Grains in this enlarged comics image from @hilobrow ( are like if Roy Lichtenstein had been a textile artist. #
  • If you’re part of Disquiet Junto and don’t have a Vimeo or YouTube account, please set one up. It’ll be necessary in the next week or two. #
  • Good to see Luke Fowler listed among the four shortlisted Turner Prize nominees. #
  • Word processors made it easier to write longer. Tablets made it easier for readers to lug around the longer texts. #
  • There’s a guy near me in the cafe who is also 1/2 way through Neal Stephenson’s Reamde. I feel like I’ve been there for months. #
  • Very excited about this. RT @barrythrew: OvalDNA player Iteration 1 Released #
  • Got requests to be added to the Disquiet Junto project announcement list. It’s now an automated process: #
  • 26 entries in 17th Disquiet Junto project, with half a day to go. A half dozen are by first-timers, which is great: #
  • DropBox helped train me to keep all documents in one place. SugarSync’s (hack-free) ability to sync desktop is a nice backup, so to speak. #
  • UI Lewis and the News #computerbands #
  • Tragically Chip #computerbands #
  • ASCII Crimson #computerbands #
  • USB40 #computerbands #
  • Stevie UNIX #computerbands #
  • The (manhole) cover to an album I would like to hear: #
  • Domecile Tetris: #
  • Visual evidence of unintended sound art installation: box of dry macaroni left strewn on sidewalk: #
  • Disquiet Junto email-alert list now on @tinyletter: If you were already subscribed you’re on the new list #
  • Tested out Went straight to Gmail’s spam folder. #
  • Still largely inured to the charms of Burial. Maybe I need edits without the runway-model vocals. #
  • Discussion between Google Music & Drive teams must be interesting: what’s free, what isn’t, what’s a service, whose territory is whose? #
  • If you take too long between chapters of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde, it just gets longer. #
  • Woke to 17 in Disquiet Junto 17. Two more 1st-timers: from Muncy, PA (US), and Armagh, Ireland, #
  • Splendid. Thanks. RT @markrushtoncom: Nail It Down, my submission for this week’s @disquiet junto (“Transition”): #
  • Recommended Saturday plan. RT @lownote: Off to grab some field recordings for this weekend’s @disquiet Junto. #
  • Neighborhood sound art installation: box of tiny dry macaroni strewn along sidewalk. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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