Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.com and at Disquiet.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 assignment was made in the evening, California time, on Thursday, October 2, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 6, 2014, as the deadline.
These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):
Disquiet Junto Project 0144: Eraser Head The Assignment: Remove parts from an unfinished composition to create a finished composition.
This week’s project achieves productivity by, in effect, doing less.
The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Choose a recent recording that you think of as “incomplete” or “unfinished.”
Step 2: Remove two things from that recording.
Step 3: The result is a “finished” piece of music.
Step 4: Upload the finished track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. If possible, include a link to the original “incomplete” or “unfinished” version of the piece.
Step 5: Listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow participants.
Length: Your finished work will be roughly defined by the length of the original, though it should optimally be between one and five minutes.
Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this assignment, and 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 “disquiet0144-eraserhead” 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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