Hello. First time poster here, but I have participated in a handful of Junto projects over the last year. Happy to finally be aboard the forum.
C. Reider's tape was already a favorite, so I was excited to see this project. I worked within the methods suggested using two field recordings taken outside my window as the only sound sources - crickets, distant highway drone, the slow drip of a rain gutter, a passing car, and the hum and rattle of a nearby train. Some of the pitch manipulation was done in Cakewalk's Sonar, using either the Transposition feature, or pitching up or down lengthy (128 measures) Groove Clip loops. The build in the first section was done using a Red Panda Particle pedal in Pitch mode. The segue into to the second section and effects on one of the looped tracks were done with a chain of an Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star (harmonic delay/reverb) through an Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run (delay/reverb). The looping in the second section was an automatic function of pitch shifting the second field recording up an octave in Sonar - which I thought was an interesting byproduct and happened to create a nice contour.
The piece isn't as wonderfully varied as C. Reider's inspiration, but I'm pretty happy with the textures and overtones in it. Really looking forward to listening to all the other entries on this one.