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

  • Comics are a gateway drug. Playing Super Crate Box because I read about it in a Jeff LeVine comic. ->
  • Yeah, I'll definitely be doing so. MT @Le_Berger: @disquiet Will you participate in this particular Junto? Would seem beffiting somehow. ->
  • So glad you made time. RT @ethanhein: New @djunto track: my audiobiography. ->
  • IRCAM should start a nightclub called IRCPM. ->
  • This made my morning, to be sure: RT @iIRCAM: @soundblog @disquiet :) ->
  • The single piece of computer equipment I have used the longest is the $99 CanoScan LiDE 600F scanner I bought in 2002. ->
  • Man, this past week's Person of Interest was something. I'm much more interested in parallel narratives than musical episodes. ->
  • Almost 40 musicians talk about themselves and their work: The 60th @djunto project. ->
  • Somehow it took 60 weeks, but I just posted my first track to the @djunto group: ->
  • And you look up and an hour has gone by during which you have just been playing with nominally 5/4 beat patterns in DM1. ->
  • "the super-swively neck further enhances the power to sample the ambient soundscape" — Owl science at ->
  • Giving a guest talk this afternoon, on sound, to a class on writing for radio at the Academy of Art here in S.F. ->
  • Movie commentary tracks ripped to MP3 are my new jam. ->
  • Had foresight to set out my digital audio recorder four minutes in advance of the Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco. Uploading audio now. ->
  • lowercase numerals #ambientypography ->
  • em-elipsis #ambientypography ->
  • exhalation point #ambientypography ->
  • en-elipsis #ambientypography ->
  • air quote #ambientypography ->
  • demicolon #ambientypgraphy ->
  • Recording I made of the Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco: ->
  • Nice. RT @taylordeupree: @disquiet implication-mark #ambientypography ->
  • After 3 weeks of deep-listening bootcamp, today in my course on sound in media landscape we begin with roots of music + commerce: the jingle ->
  • Definitely. When we get to product design. MT @matr77: @disquiet you doing a bit about Brian Eno's Windows 95 sound? ->
  • Dance remix of the San Francisco Tuesday siren I posted earlier: Thanks, @rawore! ->
  • This week's @djunto project will be based on @textinstagram. ->
  • textinstagr/am/bient ->
  • This week's @djunto is pretty straightforward but ended up with about 8 steps. It goes live shortly. Shortly means "after I eat lunch." ->
  • Okey doke, if you're on @AppDotNet, I'm now @disquiet over there, too. (Thanks, @qdot.) ->
  • In @djunto 61 we'll interpret random @textinstagram tweets as covers of singles: + ->
  • Watching Zero Hour, but mostly looking forward to the @io9 post-mortem. ->
  • "For an auditory neuroscientist … reviewing this book was not unlike an arachnophobe reviewing a book about breeding spiders." ->
  • Previous tweet is @SethSHorowitz on @katherinebouton's new book on hearing loss: ->
  • The pointy hill was, for moments, visible through the thick mist that accompanied the transition from February to March, a sneak peak. #test ->
  • Obama's comment was a trial-balloon critique of JJ Abrams' unwieldy galactic power in advance of sci-fi franchise regulation. ->
  • Portable foghorn: ->
  • Instructions for portable foghorn: ->
  • There are 5.4+ million search returns on Google for "Hello would you mind letting me know which web host you're working with." ->

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  • Marc Weidenbaum founded the website 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

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