- Today’s work powered by CTRL ; (in Google Docs) and OPT CMD H (in OS X). ->
- Makes me so happy. RT @colab_toronto: the latest @djunto project has made me more excited about making music than I've been in a long time. ->
- I keep my eye on @indabamusic remix contests. The website's favicon always makes me think Twitter's favicon exploded: http://t.co/ksChNh3c8S ->
- So, with Android 4.3 due for likely announcement next week, when are folks guessing it’ll be released? ->
- Latest version of Android app Draft (@mttvll) is great. This and Keep are the apps I write in on my tablet and phone: http://t.co/H3FrUusjxJ ->
- Fog horns are out in force. If these were the sounds of actual animals, the beasts would be majestic. ->
- Fog horns pulled an all-nighter. ->
- Stock up. RT @wifsten: Audio supplies you didn’t know you needed http://t.co/APVzz79BWS ->
- 10 musicians score a trailer for a documentary film about competitive blind sailing: http://t.co/vFAdoMZoDd. And there are more to come. ->
- I like to think there isn't any score in the show Elementary. All the characters simply listens to the same music that I do. ->
- So, Google Drive still doesn't allow offline editing for spreadsheets? Any ETA on when this situation will improve? ->
- Today’s productivity powered by CTRL U. ->
- [email protected] Yeah, that mode is good. For me it's the score as much as anything: ominous tone texture that could just be playing on my stereo. in reply to subgirl ->
- The term “freetard”really lays the foundation for a constructive discussion, doesn’t it? ->
- Longer battery life will/would be nice, but in terms of laptop design I’d be happy with lighter power cord. ->
- On the Internet no one knows you're a dog. Moderate a communal music group only to figure out a member is one of your favorite musicians. ->
- Almost 20 musicians score the trailer for documentary on competitive blind sailing: http://t.co/ASNGWbblMV. Six hours to go to participate. ->
- 27 Zip drives dating back to 2001. Data transfer complete. Not one error. ->
- "The haunting melody of 'Laura’s Waltz' had to be one of the finest compositions ever written for the 6581 SID chip." Austin Grossman's You ->
- Tuesday noon alert puts up valiant struggle against the droning refrigeration units at café. ->
- Anyone Norwegian out there able to tell me how to pronounce the musician/artist Tore Honoré Bøe's name? ->
- Beautiful vinyl set of Junto work by Grzegorz Bojanek on @etalabel: http://t.co/YwDJymCd8V #yellow #wayyellow ->
- Pondering if I can (tech-wise) survive a 7-day domestic trip with just Nexus 7, Bluetooth keyboard, and cellphone. ->
- Tomorrow's the last day of sound class for the semester: week 15. Thanks to @mlaffs, who'll talk with us about music PR. ->
- Finished reading Austin Grossman's You. Wondering what novel to read next. ->
- Thanks for joining us. MT @mlaffs: Feeling fancy when I got introduced as "the guest speaker" to @disquiet's class http://t.co/QhA6P0oZBf ->
- Final day of 15-week sound class that I teach happens to coincide with Brian Eno's birthday. #conspiracy ->
- Many student projects in the final class: film music, the Chinese dizi, heaphones, band promotions, shifts in music in past three decades. ->
- Sometimes my MacBook Air boots with the screen at 800 x 600. It’s like a Mac Classic emulator. #featurenotabug ->
- Following Google I/O but flummoxed by overwhelming predominance of newsless link-bait posts. It's like news spam. ->
- This week's Disquiet Junto project will be about residential music. It will require a brief field recording to be made. ->
- My old butterfly keyboard ThinkPad. http://t.co/MiccSiL0l5 ->
- Grok. Detail from side of Robert Heinlein paperback box set. http://t.co/1ZkwZJKTBN ->
- 72nd Disquiet Junto project going live later this evening. ->
- Making relaxing music from domestic alarms. The 72nd weekly @djunto project is now live: http://t.co/79Rnj3gVbj http://t.co/XjWrMj8rJr ->
- Fiddling in Codecademy a week before my 25th college reunion, just to get me back in the freshman-year frame of mind. ->
- So happy to have contributed. MT @SenseTheWind: New teaser coming soon thanks to a collaboration w/ @djunto: http://t.co/knEfUFSDuz ->
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
• December 13, 2021: This day marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Disquiet.com.
• December 28, 2021: This day marks the 10th anniversary of the Instagr/am/bient compilation.
• January 6, 2021: This day marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Disquiet Junto music community.
Recent • July 28, 2021: This day marked the 500th consecutive weekly project in the Disquiet Junto music community. • There are entries on the Disquiet Junto in the 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. • A chapter on the Disquiet Junto ("The Disquiet Junto as an Online Community of Practice," by Ethan Hein) appears in the 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.)
Ongoing • 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).
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.
• 0510 / Cold Turkey / The Assignment: Record one last track with a piece of music equipment before passing it on.
• 0509 / The Long Detail / The Assignment: Create a piece of music with moments from a preexisting track.
• 0508 / Germane Shepard / The Assignment: Use the Shepard tone to create a piece of music.
• 0506 / Wipe Out / The Assignment: Take something whole and erase half of it.
• Full Index: And there is a complete list of past projects, 510 consecutive weeks to date.
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