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Disquiet Junto Project 0130: Filtered Melody

Create a composition by altering an ongoing loop.

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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.

This project was published in the evening, California time, on Thursday, June 26, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, June 30, 2014, as the deadline.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (sign up at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):

Disquiet Junto Project 0130: Filtered Melody

These are the steps for this week’s project:

Step 1: Create a short melodic phrase, between three and six seconds in length, and loop it for between one minute and two minutes. The phrase can be created from scratch or extracted from a pre-existing source.

Step 2: Create an original composition only by filtering in various ways the loop. You can influence the sound as you wish. Just don’t introduce any additional external sounds. The goal is to produce a sense of compositional development without actually altering the melody.

Step 3: Upload the track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud, following the directions below.

Deadline: Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: The length of your finished work will be between one and two 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: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0130-filteredmelody” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information:

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By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. Larry Johnson
    [ Posted June 28, 2014, at 10:12 pm ]

    This is a wonderful project, so simple but yielding some beautifully filtered loops. Maybe a future project could use the results of this project as source material?

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