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Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

The Assignment: Make music from the sound of the tick of a clock.


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

After last week’s project, which involved exceptionally beautiful source music in the form of solo piano works by Nils Frahm, it seemed fitting to go the other direction this week: to require the recording of the source material, and to make that source subject among the most rudimentary sounds as possible.

This assignment was made in the early afternoon, California time, on Thursday, January 24, 2013, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, January 28, as the deadline. Below are translations into five languages in addition to English: Afrikaans, Croatian, Japanese, Polish, and Turkish, courtesy respectively of Kurt Human, Darko Macan, Naoyuki Sasanami and Yukiko Yamasaki, M. Emre Meydan, and Grzegorz Bojanek.

Above photo courtesy of, via Creative Commons license.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

This week’s project requires you to make a field recording to serve as the source audio. These are the steps:

Step 1: Locate a clock that has an audible, even if very quiet, tick to its second hand. A watch or other timepiece is also appropriate to the task.

Step 2: Record the sound of the clock for at least 30 seconds, and do so in a manner captures the sound in the greatest detail. A contact mic is highly recommended.

Step 3: Adjust and otherwise filter the recording to reveal the various noises that make up its tick. The goal is to get at the nuance of its internal mechanism.

Step 4: Create an original piece of music employing only layered loops of that sound. These layered loops can individually be transformed in any manner you choose, but at least one unaltered version of the original recording should be included in your piece.

Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2013, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your finished work should be between 2 and 5 minutes long.

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, please include the term “disquiet0056-matteroftime” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows 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:

More on this 56th Disquiet Junto project at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

. . .

Project in Afrikaans:

Diquiet Junto Projek 0056: “Matter of Time”

Hierdie week benodig jy ‘n veld opname om as bronklank te gebruik. Hier is die stappe:

Stap 1: Spoor ‘n horlosie op dat se sekonde arm, ‘n hoorbare, alhoewel stille tiek het. Enige ander horlosie, bv. ‘n klok is ook toepaslik.

Stap 2: Neem die horlosie op vir mindestens 30 sekondes, in ‘n manier dat sy klank in die kleinste detail opgevang word. ‘n Kontakmikrofoon word hier aanbeveel.

Stap 3: Filter en pas die opname aan om die verskillende komponente die die tiek opmaak blood te stel. Die doel is om al die nuanse van die meganisme te vind.

Stap 4: Skep ‘n oorspronklie musiek stuk, dat uit laê loops van hierdie klank bestaan. Hierde loops kan jy wie jy wil transformeer, maar een onveranderde weergawe van hierde klank moet hoorbaar wees en in jou stuk ingesluit wees.

Sperdatum: Maandag, Januarie 28, 2013, om 11:59 NM waarokal jy is.

Lengte: Jou stuk moet tussen 2 en 5 minute lank wees

Inligting: Wanneer jy jou track op SoundCloud plaas, sluit ook asb. in ‘n beskrywing van jou proses van beplanning, samestelling en opname van jou stuk. Hierdie beskrywing is ‘n belangrike deel van die inherente kommunikawie proses wat by Disquiet Junto plaasvind.

Titel/Tag: Wanneer jy jou track by die Disquiet Junto groep byvoeg op SoundCloud, sluit asb. die begrip ‘disquiet0056-matteroftime’ in die titel in, en ook as ‘n tag

Download: Dit is verkiesbaar dat jou jy track as ‘downloadable’ gestel is en dat jy die moonltikheid biet vir ‘n toegeskryfde remix (bv. ‘n Creative Commons lisensie dat nie-kommersiële deel met toeskrywing toelaat).

Skakeling: Wanneer jy jou track plaas, maak seker dat jy die volgende inligting ook insluit

More on this 56th Disquiet Junto project at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

. . .

Project in Croatian:

Disquiet Junto Projekt 0056: Pitanje vremena

Za ovotjedni projekt trebate snimiti tonski zapis koji će vam poslužiti kao polazišni snimak. Koraci su slijedeći:

  1. korak: Pronađite zidni sat čiji se otkucaj sekundne kazaljke čuje, pa ma kako tiho. Ručni ili bilo kakav drugi sat će također poslužiti svrsi.

  2. korak: Snimajte otkucaje sata tijekom najmanje 30 sekunda, i to na način da uhvatite i najmanje detalje zvuka. Preporuča se uporaba kontaktnoga mikrofona.

  3. korak: Prilagodite i filtrirajte snimak kako biste izložili raznovrsne zvuke od kojih se otkucaj sastoji. Cilj je njegov unutarnji mehanizam rasložiti na nijanse.

  4. korak: Načinite izvornu glazbenu kompoziciju koristeći isključivo višerazinske petlje toga zvuka. Svaku od petlji smijete pojedinačno preobraziti kako vam god volja, ali u kompoziciju trebate uključiti barem jednu neizmjenjenu verziju izvornoga snimka.

Rok: Ponedjeljak, 28. siječnja, minutu do ponoći po lokalnom vremenu.

Trajanje: Neka vam snimci traju između 2 i 5 minuta.

Informacije: Kad stavljate svoj snimak na SoundCloud, molim vas dodajte i opis procesa planiranja, komponiranja i snimanja. Taj opis je ključan element komunikacijskog procesa koji je u srži Disquiet Junta.

Naslov/Tag: Kad stavljate svoj snimak na Disquiet Junto grupu na, molim vas da uključite “disquiet0056-matteroftime ” u naslov snimka te u njegov tag.

Downloadiranje: Draže mi je ako omogućite download svoga snimka te ako je omogućen remiks uz citiranje izvornika ( licenca Creative Commonsa koja dopušta nekomercijalno dijeljenje uz navođenje izvornika).

Linkanje: Kad stavljate snimak, molim vas da dodate sljedeću obavijest:

Više o 56. Disquiet Junto projektu na:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

More details on the Disquiet Junto at/Više o Disquiet Juntu na:

. . .

Project in Japanese:

Disquiet 0056 – Matter of Time: 時間に関すること 






〆切:2013年1月28日月曜日11:59pm 何処に住んでいるに関わらず



タイトル/タグ:Disquiet Juntoグループに作品を投稿する際には”disquiet0056-matteroftime”ã¨ã„う言葉をタグとしてタイトルに追加してください。



More on this 56th Disquiet Junto project at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

. . .

Project in Polish:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time (to kwestia czasu)

W tym tygodniu będzie trzeba wykonać nagranie terenowe, które będzie materiałem źródłowym. A oto kroki:

Krok 1: Trzeba znaleźć zegar, którego wskazówki wydają dźwięk podczas przesuwania się, nawet jeśli jest to bardzo cichy dźwięk. Może to też być zegarek na rękę czy inny czasomierz.

Krok 2: Nagrać dźwięk zegara przez co najmniej 30 sekund i wykonać to tak by nagranie zawierało wszystkie szczegóły nagrywanych dźwięków. Zalecane jest zastosowanie mikrofonu kontaktowego.

Krok 3: Dostroić i tak przefiltrować dźwięk aby nagranie pokazywało różne elementy, na które składa się tykanie. Celem jest uzyskanie niuansów wewnętrznego mechanizmu.

Krok 4: Stworzyć oryginalny utwór, zawierający tylko nałożone pętle z tymi dźwiękami. Pętle te mogą podlegać dowolnym transformacjom, jednakże przynajmniej jedna z nich musi być oryginalnym nagraniem, bez zastosowanych zmian.

Deadline: Poniedziałek, 28 stycznia 2013, do godziny 23:59, gdziekolwiek mieszkacie.

Długość: Ukończony utwór powinien trwać mieć długość od 2 do 5 minut.

Informacja: Proszę podać opis procesu twórczego, czyli planowania, komponowania i nagrywania. Opis ten jest podstawowym i nieodłącznym elementem projektów Disquiet Junto.

TytuÅ‚/Tag: Przy dodawaniu utworu do grupy Disquiet Junto, proszÄ™ dodać informacjÄ™ “disquiet0056-matteroftime”w tytule utworu i także na liÅ›cie tagów.

Download: Byłoby dobrze, gdyby utwór można było pobrać, tak by można było wykonać remiksy (dlatego proszę o ustawienie licencji Creative Commons, które pozwalają na wykonaywanie prac pochodnych)

Linki: Po zaÅ‚adowniu, proszÄ™ o zaÅ‚Ä…czenie nastÄ™pujÄ…cej informacji pod “chmurÄ…”:

More on this 56th Disquiet Junto project at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

. . .

Project in Turkish:

Disquiet Junto Projesi 0056: Matter of Time (Zaman Meselesi)

Bu haftanın projesi kaynak ses olarak kullanmak üzere bir ses kaydı yapmanızı gerektiriyor. Åžu adımları izleyin:

1) Saniye kolunun çok az da olsa ses çıkardığı bir saat bulun. Bir kol saati veya kronometre de uygun olur.

2) Saatin sesini en az 30 saniye boyunca kaydedin, ve bu kayıtta mümkün olduÄŸunca fazla detay yakalamaya çalışın. Bir kontakt mikrofonu kullanmanız tavsiye edilir.

3) Yaptığınız kaydı düzenleyerek veya filtreleyerek saat kolunun hareketini saÄŸlayan çeÅŸitli sesleri ortaya çıkartın. Amaç, saatin iç mekanizmasının nüanslarını yakalamak.

4) Sadece bu kayıt ile, sesleri üstüste bindirip tekrarlayarak bir parça oluÅŸturun. Bu ses katmanlarının her birini istediÄŸiniz ÅŸekilde dönüÅŸtürebilirsiniz, ama parçanızda ses kaydının en azından bir tane düzenlenmemiÅŸ versiyonu kullanılmalı.

Son Teslim Tarihi: 28 Ocak 2013 Pazartesi, 23:59 (yerel saatinize göre)

Uzunluk: Çalışmanızın uzunluğu yaklaşık 2 ila 5 dakika arasında olmalı.

Bilgi: Yaptığınız parçayı paylaşırken, lütfen bu parçanın planlama, besteleme ve kayıt süreciyle ilgili bilgi de verin. Bu açıklama, Disquiet Junto’ya içkin iletiÅŸim sürecinin önemli bir parçasıdır.

Ä°sim/Etiket: Parçanızı’daki Disquiet Junto grubuna eklerken, lütfen “disquiet0056-matteroftime” kelimesini hem parçanın isminde, hem de etiket (tag) olarak kullanın.

Download: Parçanızın indirilebilir olması ve “atfedilmiÅŸ (attributed) remix”e izin vermesi tercih edilir (orijinal sahibine atıf yapılarak ticari olmayan ÅŸekilde paylaÅŸmaya izin veren bir Creative Commons lisansı gibi).

Linkler: Yaptığınız parçayı paylaşırken, şu satırları eklemeyi unutmayın:

56 Disquiet Junto projesi hakkında daha fazlası için:

Disquiet Junto Project 0056: Matter of Time

Disquiet Junto hakkında daha fazla bilgi için:

By Marc Weidenbaum

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One Comment

  1. Bassling
    [ Posted January 25, 2013, at 6:20 pm ]

    Hey, just added a recording of a wristwatch to the Soundcloud group:

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