Each Thursday 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 in the Junto is open: just join and participate.
This assignment was made in the evening, California time, on Thursday, August 29, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, September 2, 2013, as the deadline.
These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):
Disquiet Junto Project 0087: Entry Music
This week’s project focuses on functional music. You will compose and record five different doorbell sounds, or sounds that might serve as the equivalent of a doorbell.
The concept is that the home’s resident has the option to alter the doorbell at the click of a button, and can choose between five doorbell options: (1) Daytime, (2) Evening, (3) Slumber, (4) Delicate, (5) Party. The resident also has the option to turn off the doorbell entirely, so none of your settings should be silent.
You will compose and record a suite of five sounds, one for each of those settings. You will then create a single track consisting of each ring/bell/tone playing for roughly five seconds. Your finished track should be approximately 25 seconds long.
Additional Background: The (1) Daytime tone is the default sound you intend for the doorbell. The (2) Evening tone is the one that would play from roughly dinner time on until bedtime. The (3) Slumber tone is one that would ring out while you are sleeping. The (4) Delicate tone is one that would play for someone who, say, has a baby at home, or who is ill, or is in a period of mourning or grief. And the (5) Party mode is a tone that would be heard even if a raucous party were going on.
Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2013, at 11:59pm wherever you are.
Length: Your track should have a duration of approximately 25 seconds.
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: Include the term “disquiet0087-entrymusic”in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.
Download: Please consider employing a license that allows for attributed, commerce-free 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 87th Disquiet Junto project, which consists of five varied doorbell rings, at:
More details on the Disquiet Junto at: