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

    • Make that The 20 Seasons. The first 5 entries are up: #disquietjunto #
    • It makes sense there’s a @daemonnetwork bot, but I’d expect directions not repetition. in reply to daemonnetwork #
    • “Location 300 of 9005”: the quasi-sisyphean pagination of the ebook #
    • Finally starting reading the third and, sadly, final volume of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series of zombie novels. #
    • Final sentence of form letter I use when replying to music PR: “And yes, this is a form letter, as is most of the PR I receive.” #
    • Café cashier probably didn’t know my sonic predilections before he asked me this riddle. Q: What gets broken when you speak? A: The silence. #
    • In the future we will spell *spoilers* with asterisks, just like the name of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in LA Story. #
    • The @soundcloud podcast about Disquiet projects — Junto, Instagr/am/bient, LX(RMX) — has passed 15,000 listens: #
    • Not a speaker. (But some sort of infrastructure exhalation was audible.) #
    • Catching up on Person of Interest. Digging how “room tone” plays central role in the episode titled “The Fix.” #

  • The neighbor’s wind chime does an impressive impression of an ice cream truck when the wind off the ocean is strong. #
  • Instructions to 21st weekly Disquiet Junto project now live: #seasons #samples #
  • 21st weekly Disquiet Junto project goes to email ( & the SoundCloud group momentarily. #seasons #samples #
  • This week’s Disquiet Junto project theme is The Four Seasons. #
  • No kidding. It’s as if Sunn O))) consulted on building design. RT @dizzybanjo: @disquiet think you might like this one #
  • The new Online panel on (the next) @soundcloud may just be about messaging, but it has underlying promise of realtime collaboration. #
  • Disquiet Junto now has a volunteer German translator. That’s seven languages, including Czech, English, French, Japanese, Spanish & Turkish. #
  • Rudimentary UI question: Is there a way in @twitter to navigate from a DM to the correspondent’s account? I don’t see it. #
  • If it’s not too much to ask, I’d like HTML5 audio to be solid enough that we’ll want to celebrate its birthday someday. #
  • Still can’t believe David Bowman (author, not 2001 character) is dead. #
  • Our house will be 100 in two years. #
  • The Gmail “important” tag has a weird mix of lag and clairvoyance via IMAP. #
  • Reminder there’s now the @djunto Twitter account specific to Disquiet Junto activity. I’ll note stuff here on occasion, but that’s the hub. #
  • Man, the @mapmap track from Instagr/am/bient is just shy of 7,000 listens now: #
  • Which is which? RT @DETXL: can’t tell where Prokofiev’s Kije ends & twittering of birds outside begins. Lovely accompaniment to lovely music #
  • If all goes according to plan, the Tuesday noon siren will be muted by the controlled chaos of a dim sum lunch. #
  • RIP, Frederick J. Brown (b. 1945), painter of many musicians: #
  • Enjoying standalone @twitter account for Disquiet Junto activity, @djunto. Focuses it for musicians. Returns @disquiet to observation mode. #
  • When floor tiles resemble Conway’s Game of Life. (At the Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco.) #
  • Urban moss in Cole Valley. After the concerts end, the staples remain. #
  • There’s now a Twitter account specifically for Disquiet Junto. It’s @djunto. (Thanks to @lownote for the nudge.) #
  • Not a speaker. (A side door’s foot-level vent.) #
  • A stack of most of my old computer hard drives. #
  • Great (joke) public-utility UI: says to go to @sf311‘s site to “log on” for support. There’s no self-evident login tool #
  • This electric toothbrush always sounds like it’s trying to cover “Rez” by Underworld. #
  • 25 listens shy of 500 of the static I recorded on my hotel radio in Chicago: I love the Internet. #
  • “I went with the dotted-eighth note palm mute guitar and e-bow”: @stringbot on his @nodebeat Disquiet Junto entry: #
  • Sorry about @strangeloup‘s trouble getting audio working for Junto. Glad to hear his “sleepy, medicated” Satie-infused #
  • Does this exist: affordable (yeah, a meaningless term) external SSD drive of vaguely considerable capacity (say, 256?). #
  • RIP, Robin Gibb (b. 1949). Is there any music I like more as an adult that I liked less as a teen than the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack? #
  • Almost 30 tracks so far in @NodeBeat project, including 4 from 1st-timers: Each track pairs the app with an instrument. #
  • Silence is deadly. RT @giantmecha: I wonder if anyone has ever performed a drive-by shooting using a Prius. #
  • Got some post-dinner catching-up listening. Now 19 remixes (with 3 1st-timers) in the @NodeBeat Disquiet Junto: #
  • Detail of piano-roll scroll at San Francisco Center for the Book. (Need to get artist’s name.) #
  • Every time someone tells me they are going to see the Avengers, I initially think they mean the band. #
  • Jean-Pierre Roy painting at Sloan Gallery spot at artMRKT. #
  • Card Music for John Cage at Ever Gold’s spot at artMRKT. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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