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Disquiet Junto Project 0024: Alert Suite

The Assignment: Create four alert sounds that complement each other.

Each Thursday evening at the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.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 to the Junto is open: just join and participate.

The week’s project is both the Junto’s most mundane yet and, in a certain light, its most experimental — mundane in that it focuses on the commonplace sound of what would broadly be described as the “ringtone,” but experimental in that it pushes the definition of music further than even the drones, ice cube rattling, and broken speech that preceded it. This is because it asks the participants to consider how a set of tones interrelate, how they might complement each other — how, in other words, they serve as a kind of asynchronous suite.

The assignment was made late in the day, California time, on Thursday, June 14, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, June 18, as the deadline. View a search return for all the entries as they are posted: disquiet0024-alertsuite.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto). They appear below translated into four additional languages: German, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish, courtesy of Allan Brugg, Naoyuki Sasanami, David Font-Navarrete, and M. Emre Meydan, respectively.

Disquiet Junto Project 0024: Alert Suite

This week’s project is about “functional music.” You will make four individual sounds that serve as alerts for digital communications. They will be in these categories:

  1. email arrival
  2. incoming phone call
  3. new IM received
  4. calendar event alert

The goal is that the four alerts will work together as a suite — that is, that they will complement each other, yet be distinct and recognizable from each other.

For the purposes of the Disquiet Junto, you’ll present these four alert sounds as one single track, repeating each sound a few times.

Please note: If you’d like to post the sounds individually for use by others, that’s wonderful, but please don’t associate the individual alerts to the Disquiet Junto SoundCloud group; only associate the single track that compiles all the alerts.

Deadline: Monday, June 18, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: This will be determined by the instructions above. Generally speaking, it will be under a minute.

Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, please 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 “disquiet0024-alertsuite”in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: As always, you don’t have to set your track for download, but it would be preferable.

Linking: When posting the track please include the following information:

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

. . . . .

Instructions in German:

Disquiet Junto Projekt 0024: Alert Suite

Anweisungen:

Das Projekt dieser Woche betrifft “funktionelle Musik”. Ihr werdet vier eigenständige Klänge erstellen, die als Alarme digitaler Kommunikation dienen. Sie werden in folgende Kategorien gehören:

  1. e-mail Empfang 2. einkommende Telephonate 3. Empfang neuer IM 4. Alarme für Kalendereintragungen

Das Ziel ist es, das die vier Alarme als Suite zusammenarbeiten – das heißt, das sie einander ergänzen, jedoch voneinander verschieden und erkennbar sein sollen.

Für den Zweck von Disquiet Junto werdet ihr diese vier Alarmtöne als einen einzigen Track präsentieren und dabei jeden Ton ein paarmal wiederholen.

Nehmt bitte zur Kenntnis: Wenn ihr eure Töne einzeln posten möchtet, um sie anderen zur Verfügung zu stellen, ist das wunderbar, aber verknüpft diese bitte nicht mit der Disquiet Junto SoundCloud Gruppe; verknüpft bitte nur den einzelnen Track, indem alle Alarme verbunden sind.

Abgabefrist: Montag, 18. Juni um 23:59 Uhr, wo immer ihr auch seid.

Länge: Das ist abhängig von den vorgenannten Anweisungen. Allgemein gesprochen wird dies unter einer Minute liegen.

Information: Wenn ihr euren Track auf SoundCloud postet, fügt bitte eine Beschreibung euers Vorgehens bei Planung, Komposition und Aufnahme bei. Diese Beschreibung ist essentieller Bestandteil der Disquiet Junto eigenen Kommunikationsprozesse.

Titel/Tag: Wenn ihr euren Track in der Disquiet Junto Gruppe hinzufügt, gebt bitte sowohl im Titel, als auch als Tag die Bezeichnung “disquiet0024-alertsuite” an.

Download: Wie immer, ihr braucht euren Track nicht für Downloads freizugeben, aber es wäre wünschenswert.

Links: Wenn ihr den Track postet, schließt bitte folgende Information mit ein:

Mehr über Disquiet Junto unter:

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

. . . . .

Instructions in Japanese:

Disquiet Junto Project 0024: 警告音のパッケージ

指示: 今週のプロジェクトは“機能的な音楽”ã§ã™ã€‚デジタルコミュニケーションで役立つ4つの警告サウンドを作ります。

1.メールの到着を知らせる音 2.電話の到着を知らせる音 3.インスタントメッセージの到着を知らせる音 4.カレンダーのイベントを知らせる音

今回目指すものは、それらの警告音が統一パッケージとして機能し、お互いを補い合って、かつそれぞれの意味がはっきりと区別可能であることです。 Disquiet Juntoグループに投稿するために、4つの警告音を何回か繰り返したものを一つのトラックにまとめてください。 注意*その警告音を他の人が使えるように個別に投稿するのもいいでしょう。ただしその個別の警告音をDisquiet Junto グループに関連づけないでください。4つの警告音がまとめられた一つのトラックだけを投稿してください。

〆切:6月18日月曜日11:59pm あなたがどこに住んでいるかに関わらず

長さ:このお題からすると、一般的に一分以内になるでしょう

情報:グループに作品を投稿するときには、構想の過程、作曲、録音方法に関する説明を付けてください。これがこのグループで講評したりコミュニケーションをするのに大事なものとなります

タイトル/タグ:作品を投稿する際には、「disquiet0024-alertsuite」をタグとして曲のタイトルに追加してください

ダウンロード:いつものように、かならずしもダウンロード可能にする必要はありませんが、望ましい

リンク:投稿する際には以下のリンクを付けて下さい

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

. . . . .

Instructions in Spanish:

Disquiet Junto Proyecto 0024: Música Funcional

Instrucciones:

Para esta semana el proyecto se trata de “musica funcional”, es decir que vas a crear cuatro sonidos que sirvan como alarmas para la comunicación digital.

Las categorías para los sonidos son las siguientes:

Llegada de mensaje a tu buzón de correoLlamada telefónicaNotificacion de IMAlarma de eventos para calendarios.

El objetivo es crear una suite usando los s sonidos creados para las cuatro alarmas. Es decir, deberán funcionar de manera armoniosa y complementar los unos a los otros, pero sin dejar de poder reconocerse.

Para los objetivos de Disquiet Junto deberás presentar tus sonido-alarmas como un track sencillo, repite cada sonido unas cuantas veces.

Nota: Si te gustaría enlazar tus sonidos de manera individual para que otros los puedan usar, esta muy bien, pero por favor no asocies estos sonidos con el grupo Disquiet Junto en SoundCloud. Por favor solo asocia el sencillo con la grabacion de las cuatro alarmas.

Fecha limite: Lunes 18 de Junio a las 11:59pm del lugar donde te encuentres.

Duración: El tiempo sera indicado por las instrucciones antes dadas, pero por favor trata de mantener tu grabacion a menos de un minuto.

Información: Incluir una descripción de tu proceso de plantación, composición, y grabacion.

Por favor toma en cuenta que tu información es esencial para la counicacion en Disquiet Junto.

Titulo: Por favor incluye el termino “disquiet0024-altersuite”en el titulo de tu track cuando lo subas al grupo Disquiet Junto en Soundcloud.com, también usalo como tu tag cuando lo quieras buscar.

Descarga: Es preferible que tu mezcla se pueda descargar, pero no es necesario ( es tu decisión).

Enlaces: Cuando subas tu track, por favor incluye la siguiente información:

Mas información en Disquiet Junto:

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

. . . . .

Instructions in Turkish:

Disquiet Junto Projesi 0024: Alarm Suiti

Talimatlar:

Bu haftanin projesi “fonksiyonel muzik” hakkinda. Dijital iletisimde alarm olarak kullanilmak uzere 4 ayri ses yaratacaksiniz. Sesler su kategorilerde olacak:

  1. email alindi
  2. telefona gelen cagri
  3. yeni mesaj (IM) alindi
  4. takvim alarmi

Amac 4 alarm sesinin bir “suit” olarak uyum saglamasi – yani sesler birbirlerini tamamlayacak, ama herbiri tek tek ayirt edilebilir olmali.

Disquiet Junto icin bu 4 sesi tek bir parca olarak sunacaksiniz, bu parcanin icinde her bir alarm birkac kez tekrar edecek.

Not: Eger yaptiginiz sesleri baskalarinin kullanabilmesi icin ayri ayri yuklemek isterseniz harika olur, ama lutfen tek tek sesleri Disquiet Junto grubu ile iliskilendirmeyin; sadece 4 sesin beraber yer aldigi tek bir parcayi Junto’da paylasin.

Son Teslim Tarihi: 18 Haziran pazartesi, 23:59 (bulundugunuz ulkenin saatine gore)

Uzunluk: Yukaridaki talimatlara bagli olarak belirlenecek. Genel konusmak gerekirse, parcaniz 1 dakikanin altinda olacak.

Bilgi: Yaptiginiz parcayi paylasirken, lutfen bu parcanin planlama, besteleme ve kayit sureciyle ilgili bilgi de verin. Bu aciklama, Disquiet Junto’ya ickin iletisim surecinin onemli bir parcasidir.

Isim/Etiket: Yaptiginiz parcayi Soundcloud.com’daki Disquiet Junto grubuna eklerken, lutfen “disquiet0024-alertsuite” kelimesini hem parcanin isminde, hem de etiket (tag) olarak kullanin.

Download: Her zamanki gibi; parcanizin indirilebilir olmasi gerekmiyor, ama oyle olmasi tercih edilir.

Linkler: Yaptiginiz parcayi paylasirken, lutfen su satirlari ekleyin:

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

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

By Marc Weidenbaum

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