As the Internet expands, links pages such as this one can become less useful, but here nonetheless are resources related to the subject at hand. Sites that I visit on a fairly regular basis are followed by an asterisk. They’re all categorized as follows: acts (musicians, bands, sound artists), blogs/webzines, discussion groups (email and web-based), event listings, galleries (with some history of focusing on sound art), labels, museums (with some history of focusing on sound art), netlabels, the IMDB entries for film-music composers with a penchant for underscoring (that’s the Internet Movie Database), record retailers, and friends (the latter meaning some folks who have no substantial relationship to Disquiet.com’s coverage). Recommendations are always appreciated. You can reach me at [email protected]
20 MOST RECENT LINKS:
ACTS (Musicians, Groups, Sound Artists):
BLOGS & WEBZINES
(minus sites in other categories):
ART GALLERIES (Sound Art):
MUSEUMS (Sound Art):
FILM SCORE COMPOSERS
IMDB entries for those with a penchant for underscoring
Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com in 1996 at the intersection of sound, art, and technology, and since 2012 has moderated the Disquiet Junto, an active online community of weekly music/sonic projects. He has written for Nature, Boing Boing, The Wire, Pitchfork, and NewMusicBox, among other periodicals. He is the author of the 33 1⁄3 book on Aphex Twin’s classic album Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Read more about his sonic consultancy, teaching, sound art, and work in film, comics, and other media
Upcoming • December 28, 2021: This day marks the 10th anniversary of the Instagr/am/bient compilation. • January 6, 2021: This day marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Disquiet Junto music community. • December 13, 2022: This day marks the 26th anniversary of the founding of Disquiet.com.
Recent • December 13, 2021: This day marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of Disquiet.com. • There are entries on the Disquiet Junto in the book The Music Production Cookbook: Ready-made Recipes for the Classroom (Oxford University Press), edited by Adam Patrick Bell. Ethan Hein wrote one, and I did, too. • A chapter on the Disquiet Junto ("The Disquiet Junto as an Online Community of Practice," by Ethan Hein) appears in the book The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning (Oxford University Press), edited by Stephanie Horsley, Janice Waldron, and Kari Veblen. (Details at oup.com.)
Ongoing • The Disquiet Junto series of weekly communal music projects explore constraints as a springboard for creativity and productivity. There is a new project each Thursday afternoon (California time), and it is due the following Monday at 11:59pm: disquiet.com/junto.
Background Since January 2012, the Disquiet Junto has been an ongoing weekly collaborative music-making community that employs creative constraints as a springboard for creativity. Subscribe to the announcement list (each Thursday), listen to tracks by participants from around the world, read the FAQ, and join in.