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Disquiet Junto Project 0198: Overture Remix

Create an overture for a full-length album.

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Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.com and at disquiet.com/junto, 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 will be added to this playlist for the duration of the project:

This assignment was made in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, October 15, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, October 19, 2015.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0198: Overture Remix
Create an overture for a full-length album.

Thanks to Lee Rosevere (twitter.com/leerosevere) for proposing the source audio for this project.

This week you’ll produce an overture for an album. You’ll do so by culling key representational material from each of the five tracks that comprise Chris Zabriskie’s album Thoughtless.

Step 1: Download and listen to the five tracks of Chris Zabriskie’s album Thoughtless, available at this URL:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Thoughtless

Step 2: Cull a representative segment from each of the five tracks.

Step 3: Create an overture to the album by combining those segments into one standalone piece of music.

Step 4: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This assignment was made in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, October 15, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, October 19, 2015.

Length: The length of your finished work should be as long as you see fit.

Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this assignment, and be sure to 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. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0198-overtureremix”in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: Due to the Creative Commons nature of the source material, you should use the following license for your work:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

More on this 198th Disquiet Junto project (“Create an overture for a full-length album”) at:

Disquiet Junto Project 0198: Overture Remix

The source audio for this project is the album Thoughtless by Chris Zabriskie, more on which here:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Thoughtless

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

https://disquiet.com/junto/

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

https://disquiet.com/forums/

The image associated with this project is the cover of the original Chris Zabriskie album. The photo is by Patrick Scott Bell.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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