Disquiet Junto Project 0103: Tinsel Song

The project: Make a song based on last week's "sonic tinsel" project.


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.

Tracks by participants will be added to this playlist as the project proceeds:

This project was published in the evening, California time, on Thursday, December 19, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, December 23, 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 0103: Tinsel Song

This week’s project, the 103rd, is based on last week’s, the 102nd. The instructions are as follows:

Step 1: Select three different works from last week’s project, as collected at this URL:

Step 2: Label them Source A, B, and C.

Step 3: Create an underlying foundation for a song by creating a loop-able segment structured as follows: four beats of Source A, four beats of Source B, four beats of Source A, four beats of Source C.

Step 4: Let that loop repeat twice before introducing any additional elements.

Step 5: Continue to loop the segment and augment/distort/filter it as you so desire, and introduce any additional material, toward the goal of creating an original piece of music.

Bonus Round: If you are inclined, create a chorus for the song by holding Source B for an extended period of time, and create a bridge by holding Source C for an extended period of time. Again, feel free to augment/distort/filter them.

Deadline: Monday, December 23, 2013, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: Your track’s length should be between 1 and four 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 “disquiet0103-tinselsong”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 103rd weekly Disquiet Junto project (Make a song based on last week’s “sonic tinsel” project) at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0103: Tinsel Song

Source audio from these three tracks:

[insert links to SoundCloud page for the three source tracks]

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:


Image associated with the project adopted from one found via Creative Commons at:


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