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Disquiet Junto Project 0103: Tinsel Song

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

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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:

http://goo.gl/FUIcVq

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  • Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com 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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