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Disquiet Junto Project 0085: 3 Parts

The Project: Make a song with three simple parts (oscillator, drum machine, field recording)


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.

This assignment was made in the evening, California time, on Thursday, August 15, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, August 19, 2013, as the deadline.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0085: 3 Parts

This week’s project is fairly open-ended. It involves making a simple song, and just three directions are involved.

The goal is to make a song with three parts: (1) beat, (2) background sound bed, and (3) melody.

You will make the beat with an oscillator.

You will make the background sound bed with a drum machine.

You will make the melody with a field recording.

Note: Software versions or equivalents of the oscillator and the drum machine are certainly allowed, and you can process any of the material, so long as the final heard audio bears a recognizable resemblance to the source audio.

Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2013, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your track should have a duration of between 1 and 3 minutes.

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 “disquiet0085-3parts”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 85th Disquiet Junto project, in which a song is made with three simple parts (oscillator, drum machine, field recording), at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0085: 3 Parts

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