Disquiet Junto Project 0040: Music + 1

The Assignment: Turn a Kenneth Kirschner piano/viola duet into a trio.

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 assignment was made in the evening, California time, on Thursday, October 4, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 8, as the deadline. (There are no translations this week.)

This is a set of the tracks created in this project. At the time of this update, there were 23:

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto).

Disquiet Junto Project 0040: Music + 1

The latest release from Kenneth Kirschner is a series of duets for himself on piano and Tawnya Popoff on viola.

For this Disquiet Junto project you will add your own performance to one of the duets. This will turn it, in effect, into a trio.

You cannot change the existing audio, except to the extent that you can elect to trim it to a more manageable length, in which case you might choose to fade in and out.

The Kirschner release is titled June 5, 2012, and it consists of three parts. You’ll be working on the third part, which is titled “June 5, 2012 – iii.” It’s available for download at the netlabel shskh.com, where the album is the 7th (and most recent) of the label’s releases.

Deadline: Monday, October 8, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your finished work should be between 2 and 11 minutes in length.

Information: Please, when posting your track on SoundCloud, 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 “disquiet0040-kirschnerplus1”in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: For this project, your track should be set as downloadable, and allow for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

Linking: When posting the track, be sure to include this information:

The source audio for this track is part three of the Kenneth Kirschner album June 5, 2012, which features Kirschner on piano and Tawnya Popoff on viola. The album was released in September 2012 on the shskh.com netlabel, where it is available for free download.

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