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

  • "Building a Stairway to Hearing," "Take 5’s": titles in upcoming Acoustical Society of America's technical meetings: ->
  • It's a Kev Brown instrumentals morning. ->
  • Google Hangouts is nifty but, based on recent experience, response time and interface are not SMS-ready yet. ->
  • Oval put up his great "hyperreal" band release the Oh EP for free download: Free for a limited time. ->
  • Thanks! MT @bldgblog: And @disquiet will be hosting some acoustic thoughts and electronic sonic ambience on @Gizmodo: ->
  • It's 2013 and people still freak when an email list accidentally goes from one-to-all to all-to-all. (For the record, not one of my lists.) ->
  • Oooh, my Nexus 7 just got 4.4. ->
  • Excited to have join + beneath the Gizmodo umbrella. ->
  • #nifty ->
  • I've got a $50 credit to the OS X App Store and for the life of me I can't think of anything I particularly need. ->
  • No everyday word seems to confuse Swype-style keyboards as much as "thanks" does. ->
  • When bitcoin hits its 21 million cap, Steven Moffat will figure a way out of it. ->
  • Hobby: collecting breathless descriptions of retina screens in advance of 4k arrival. ->
  • Me too: MT @ablerism: Pleased to join @nathanunbound @disquiet! RT @Gizmodo: Say hello to 3 new subdomains on Gizmodo ->
  • Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco: ->
  • Can't find it online, but the hyperreal face-mask trailer for The Following is hella "Come to Daddy." ->
  • Now my Nexus 4 has 4.4, so it's caught up with my Nexus 7. Email and Feedly are a little troublesome, but it'll work out fine. ->
  • It used to be that a good article had a good ending — but I’d say these days a good article “ends”with good comments. ->
  • The Unsilent Night schedule is online: Brussels, NYC, and Saskatoon are booked. San Francisco is TBA. ->
  • [email protected] If a single was often an ad for an album, then a video was often an ad for an ad. in reply to westyreflector ->
  • Tomorrow is Thanksgiving … and the 100th (!) weekly @djunto project. ->
  • No sound class this week. Next week: online communities, digital music retail, mapping cultural connections. ->
  • Looking forward to #BlackMetalFriday. It's gonna be a full day of playlists seeded with Sunn O))) + Celtic Frost + Slayer. ->
  • I'm thankful for lots, but for the moment I'll restrict myself to the 400+ Disquiet Junto folks who share their time and creativity weekly. ->
  • The first @djunto project was about ice, way back the first week of January 2012. The 100th weekly project (tonight!) is about vapor. ->
  • Please record the sound of water boiling and make something of it: ->
  • Major thanks to @soundcloud for hosting the @djunto projects! Here's to another 100 consecutive weeks: ->
  • The Rankin/Bass “Frosty the Snowman”is weird. It's like a musical with just one song. ->
  • Kitchen glitch. MT @lownote: Spring on tea kettle broke as I went to record for @djunto. Bummer until I heard the frustrated sound it made. ->
  • Main sound in house now: dryer. Deep drone emanates from back of house, but clatter of zippers bounces off dining-room wall. Surround sound. ->

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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    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:

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    0508 / Germane Shepard / The Assignment: Use the Shepard tone to create a piece of music.
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