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Disquiet Junto Project 0511: Freeze Tag

The Assignment: Consider freezing (and thawing) as a metaphor for music production.

Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group, 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. (A SoundCloud account is helpful but not required.) There’s no pressure to do every project. It’s weekly so that you know it’s there, every Thursday through Monday, when you have the time.

Deadline: This project’s deadline is the end of the day Monday, October 18, 2021, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

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

Disquiet Junto Project 0511: Freeze Tag
The Assignment: Consider freezing (and thawing) as a metaphor for music production.

Step 1: One secret to cooking is freezing. Certain things, like chili for example, often taste better after spending time in the freezer. Technically, it isn’t just freezing that can intensify the flavors. It’s the thawing, too. Think about how that freezing (and thawing) might be employed metaphorically as a music production process.

Step 2: Record a new piece of music or rework an existing one based on your consideration of freezing (and thawing) as a metaphor in Step 1 above.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0511” (no spaces or quotation marks) in the name of your tracks.

Step 2: If your audio-hosting platform allows for tags, be sure to also include the project tag “disquiet0511” (no spaces or quotation marks). If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to subsequent location of tracks for the creation of a project playlist.

Step 3: Upload your tracks. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your tracks.

Step 4: Post your track in the following discussion thread at llllllll.co:

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0511-freeze-tag/

Step 5: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.

Step 6: If posting on social media, please consider using the hashtag #DisquietJunto so fellow participants are more likely to locate your communication.

Step 7: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Note: Please post one track for this weekly Junto project. If you choose to post more than one, and do so on SoundCloud, please let me know which you’d like added to the playlist. Thanks.

Additional Details:

Deadline: This project’s deadline is the end of the day Monday, October 18, 2021, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Length: The length of your finished track is up to you. Depends if you use a microwave.

Title/Tag: When posting your tracks, please include “disquiet0511” in the title of the tracks, and where applicable (on SoundCloud, for example) as a tag.

Upload: When participating in this project, 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.

Download: It is always best to set your track as downloadable and allowing for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution, allowing for derivatives).

For context, when posting the track online, please be sure to include this following information:

More on this 511th weekly Disquiet Junto project — Freeze Tag (The Assignment: Consider freezing (and thawing) as a metaphor for music production) — at: https://disquiet.com/0511/

More on the Disquiet Junto at: https://disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here: https://tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co: https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0511-freeze-tag/

There’s also a Disquiet Junto Slack. Send your email address to [email protected] for Slack inclusion.

The image associated with this project is by Jay Wilson, and used thanks to Flickr and a Creative Commons license allowing editing (cropped with text added) for non-commercial purposes:

https://flic.kr/p/iYmj1

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

By Marc Weidenbaum

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