- I only follow two TV characters on Twitter: a fictional person and a fictional version of a fictional person. #
- From Last Resort’s island to Myles’ cameo in Person of Interest, the shadow Lost casts on today’s television is expansive. #
- Sacramento tomorrow. Anything art-ish I should check out, lemme know. #
- Fear of How Music Works #
- I have two art-dot-sy (art.sy) invites, if anyone wants one. #
- Read far too many reviews of Looper, wrote a check to myself to transfer funds, got a big headache. #
- “All these bottles thrown into the sea eventually found recipients.” —Nowaki netlabel on benefits of Creative Commons: http://t.co/0goDom2I #
- For folks involved in the @djunto this week, a beautiful thank-you from the netlabel: http://t.co/0goDom2I. #
- Playing catchup. Set of 40 tracks from the @djunto project when we remixed the theme of the Radius broadcast/podcast: https://t.co/podzQny2 #
- RIP, Half Sack. #
- Dredd isn’t great, but at least the 3D was considered as part of visual design. And it really looked 2000 AD to me (the comic not the year). #
- The 39th weekly @djunto project has begun at http://t.co/ncvd9ZaD http://t.co/XdREURGZ. Remixing three netlabel releases. #
- A bit of netlabel activism is the modus operandi for this week’s @djunto, the 39th in the weekly series. #
- “Look at all of those no-deriv licenses (grumble grumble). What’re you afraid of?” That’s @vuzhmusic asking netlabels what’s up. #
- Ignore that last comment/question. PDFs are transferring fine. The doc in question turned out to have been an HTML file. #
- Is it possible to send PDFs from GoodReader to iAnnotate PDF on the iPad? #
- Listen to music by Brian Eno from the exhibit that spawned his forthcoming Lux album: http://t.co/jVmWlLoa. Post updated thanks to @wifsten. #
- Listen to music from the installation that inspired the forthcoming Brian Eno album, Lux: http://t.co/jVmWlLoa Plus a lecture. And diagrams! #
- Anyone know who did the cover art for the forthcoming Brian Eno album, Lux (Warp, Nov. 13)? It looks Tom Phillips”“ish. #
- Today in sound class: surveillance in The Conversation, sampled submarine sounds in Last Resort, and Lucille Ball emulates Charlie Chaplin. #
- Odd whistle sound while in shower. Any other time of day I’d assume it’s a distant siren, but in the morning, maybe a neighbor’s tea kettle? #
- Night sounds: dishwasher rumbling, TV creaking as it cools down, rattle of an occasional passing car, whine of MUNI bus coming to a stop. #
- Design-oriented Apple sends Rothko Chapel visitors to a house down the road. http://t.co/pryA0IlN #
- Tomorrow in sound class, week 3, “The Score”: Conversation/Murch, sound design, foley, (un)silent film, laugh tracks, Southland, Last Resort #
- Manhattan Disquiet Junto concert is now on the calendar: http://t.co/CVlqXHAT. November 27 @apexart. Details to follow. #
- Are these newly legal driverless cars are allowed to respond to text messages? #
- Side view of Tilden Park sound tube. http://t.co/DLLDOlZW #
- Not a shower head. One of two sound tubes in Tilden Regional Park playground. http://t.co/3gVZE2u9 #
- Afternoon audio stream: the lo-fi, low-key guitar/loop/din hush of Josh Mason’s forthcoming Jeremiad: http://t.co/bmq4FHEI #
- Sentence I didn’t foresee myself typing: “Just signed up for MySpace invite.” #
- Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco, heard through closed windows on a cold, windy day — the sound the clearest it’s been in recent memory. #
- Testing @SurteesStudios‘ OS X Bartender Bar beta. Smart that a clutter-minded app has icon selection, rather than forcing its icon on you. #
- “violist at musician” / The unintentional performing-arts commentary of LinkedIn. #
- So many hybrid cars in Berkeley, parking lots here have a very different vibe from the norm. #
- Train, unseen, echoed through Tilden Park. #
- RIP, Sam Sniderman (b. 1920), founder of the Canadian record store chain Sam the Record Man: http://t.co/zGiocNpw #
- Found sounds. Sidewalk cassette. Cult jam. http://t.co/1hXiXrzl #
- Kabuki version of Woman in the Dunes at Precita Park. (Really just overly sunscreened toddlers in sunken sand box.) #
- “Signal sweeping for transmitters. You’re just a party animal.” Enemy of the State is no The Conversation, but has fun with whence it came. #
- The Ripping Point: The moment when number of downloaders at the café manage to slow the Internet access to near-zilch. #
- Information flows through this. http://t.co/dgQkr5qa #
- Waking to Lethem/Chabon parallels paralleling DeLillo/Auster parallels. #
- “A Brief History of Sound.” Notes from the second week of my sound class: http://t.co/AcyarrTD. #celebritydeath #synaesthesia #phonography #
Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com in 1996 at the intersection of sound, art, and technology, and since 2012 has moderated the Disquiet Junto, an active online community of weekly music/sonic projects. He has written for Nature, Boing Boing, The Wire, Pitchfork, and NewMusicBox, among other periodicals. He is the author of the 33 1⁄3 book on Aphex Twin’s classic album Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Read more about his sonic consultancy, teaching, sound art, and work in film, comics, and other media
• February 5, 2020: The first session of the 15-week course I teach at the Academy of Art about the role of sound in the media landscape.
• April 15, 2020: A chapter on the Disquiet Junto ("The Disquiet Junto as an Online Community of Practice," by Ethan Hein) appears in the forthcoming book The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning (Oxford University Press), edited by Stephanie Horsley, Janice Waldron, and Kari Veblen. (Details at oup.com.)
• December 13, 2020: This day marks the 24th anniversary of Disquiet.com.
• January 7, 2021: This day marks the 9th anniversary of the start of the Disquiet Junto music community.
• There are entries on the Disquiet Junto in the forthcoming book The Music Production Cookbook: Ready-made Recipes for the Classroom (Oxford University Press), edited by Adam Patrick Bell. Ethan Hein wrote one, and I did, too.
• At least two live group concerts by Disquiet Junto members in the San Francisco Bay Area are in the works for 2020.
• I have liner notes for a musician's solo album and an essay in a book about an art event due out. I'll announce as the release dates come into focus.
• The Disquiet Junto series of weekly communal music projects explore constraints as a springboard for creativity and productivity. There is a new project each Thursday afternoon (California time), and it is due the following Monday at 11:59pm: disquiet.com/junto.
• My book on Aphex Twin's landmark 1994 album, Selected Ambient Works Vol. II, was published as part of the 33 1/3 series, an imprint of Bloomsbury. It has been translated into Japanese (2019) and Spanish (2018).
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Since January 2012, the Disquiet Junto has been an ongoing weekly collaborative music-making community that employs creative constraints as a springboard for creativity. Subscribe to the announcement list (each Thursday), listen to tracks by participants from around the world, read the FAQ, and join in.
• 0460 / Creative Destruction / The Assignment: Show how you got to a tortured sound.
• 0459 / From a Distance / The Assignment: Make music intended to be heard from afar.
• 0458 / Phrase Shift / The Assignment: Make music in a sequence of parts with shared elements.
• 0457 / System Alert / The Assignment: Compose sounds for an OS.
• 0456 / Line Up / The Assignment: Interpret a painting by Agnes Martin as if it were a graphic score.
And there is a complete list of past projects, 460 consecutive weeks to date.
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