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 9, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, October 13, 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 0145: Locked Haiku The Assignment: Make a short piece of music inspired by a provided verse.
This week’s project means participating in another music community’s project. There’s a wonderful group called Naviar Haiku, at naviarlab.tumblr.com, that does weekly projects of music inspired by haiku poems. For the group’s current project, its 40th, I wrote the haiku. It reads:
There’s a lifetime in between the first and second clicks of the door’s lock
The instructions are simple:
Step 1: Please produce a short piece of music “inpsired by” the above poem.
Step 2: Post the track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud and to the Naviar Haiku group, which is at:
Include the first line of the haiku as the title of the track.
Step 3: Listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow participants.
Bonus Step: Include the sound of a door lock in your piece.
Length: Your finished work should be between one and four minutes long.
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 “disquiet0145-theresalifetimein” 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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