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

  • Didn't tweet college reunion since, with very few exceptions, anyone I would want to read the tweet was within a few feet for two-plus days. ->
  • 33 musicians (so far) interpret a map of the San Andreas Fault as if it were a graphic score: ->
  • The Long Island Railroad's symbol for "listen”: ->
  • I thought that profille looked familiar. MT @KenMcCandless: 1/3 of Daft Punk member waving. MT @disquiet LIRR symbol ->
  • Listening activity in playground, rusted edition. ->
  • Tinkertoy instructions from my childhood. ->
  • Evening sounds (at parents’ home): dishwasher drone, refrigerator drone, low level electric whine; no cars (suburb), no planes (insulation). ->
  • Wind chimes, rainy day, house of childhood friend. ->
  • Jackson Heights rhythm moire: intersection of underpass, elevated train, through traffic, and LIRR. ->
  • The AirTrain to JFK sounds more future-modern than other regional rails, no clanking, just whir and drone. ->
  • The new emotion when one confirms one's cellphone's suggestion to add the unusual spelling of a friend's newborn to the phone's dictionary. ->
  • JFK -> SFO ->
  • The '80s music playing in the JetBlue terminal at JFK seems more suited to time travel than to air travel. ->
  • Feels like Explosion in Toontown was the theme of Bay Area raves in the 1990s. ->
  • Blog spam isn’t the problem with search. The problem is every artist/musician of limited note shares a name with a sports figure of note. ->
  • Super cool. At HeroesCon on June 8 at 3pm, as part of a music’n’comics panel, Craig Fischer is presenting on my work: ->
  • That's what I'm talking about. RT @Steve_Hamann: @disquiet It's true. I believe I share a name with water polo olympian. ->
  • I am not surprised. RT @WonderlandK: @disquiet Ha! Yes. It is the bane of my new music copyediting/fact checking career. ->
  • That's what I'm talking about. RT @mrgavinedwards: @disquiet U Conn basketball center Gavin Edwards drank my Google juice. ->
  • We have a winner. (Or, perhaps, loser.) RT @vuzhmusic: @disquiet My poor brother shares a name with a famous skater AND a porn actor. ->
  • Cybercrime alibi central. MT @subgirl: share mine w/a race car driver, a camera bag company & a large national paint store chain. Screwed. ->
  • Some morning music: low-key minimal techno by ArnoDee/Castenada, fractured beats and broken atmospheres: ->
  • The Toronto/mayor/crack thing is another reason I wish the Canadian TV series Intelligence, featuring Ian Tracey, was still on the air. ->
  • Reading Zoo City by @LaurenBeukes on the bus, wondering what everyone's familiars would be. ->
  • This week in @djunto we'll use the response to a music performance (applause) as the source material for music-making. ->
  • Information flows through this. ->
  • 74th weekly @djunto project starts. Turn applause into music: Due June 3 just shy of midnight ->
  • For folks doing 74th @djunto & having trouble accessing the source applause audio, this lo-fi version may suffice: ->
  • Thanks, @notrobwalker, for the @YahooNews”Ž piece mentioning the @bldgblog/@djunto San Andreas Fault music project: ->
  • Articles posted online to be read for free about how it is stupid (among less polite terms) to post things online for free. ->
  • Can someone who's logged into freesound (.org) please download and share with me this track? Thanks. ->

By Marc Weidenbaum

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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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