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Disquiet Junto Project 0135: Sound of Summer

Record the sonic equivalent of air conditioning.


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 early evening, California time, on Thursday, July 31, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, August 4, 2014, as the deadline.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0135: Sound of Summer
Record the sonic equivalent of air conditioning.

This project is as follows. You are being asked to try to record one minute of sound that would suggest to the listener the pleasing experience of air conditioning — of the air being cooled on a hot summer day.

Deadline: Monday, August 4, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: The length of your finished work should be approximately one minute.

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. Also note the segment of the video you worked on.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on, please include the term “disquiet0135-soundofsummer” 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, and note the segment of time you composed for:

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Disquiet Junto Project 0135: Sound of Summer

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Air Conditioner 2

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. Kevin Seward
    [ Posted August 1, 2014, at 6:01 am ]

    Love the photo of the monster cooling array . . .

    • Marc Weidenbaum
      [ Posted August 1, 2014, at 6:10 am ]

      Thanks. There is a whole lot of good air conditioning photography on Flickr.

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