Disquiet Junto Project 0259: Lost Signals

If I can dig up my old performance patches, I’ll put them up on Github or something. Some very strange stuff.

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haha! yes, He is still cool:grin:

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https://soundcloud.com/lionel-benancie/dd994-disquiet-junto-project-0259-lost-signals

I recorded some Christmas song on my radio:
The first sound.
Cleaning and Recovery of Pests.
Introduction of sentences and whispers, bell and bass!

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I went on a bit of a William S. Burroughs bender this week, which I found was appropriate to this - mangled samples of What keeps mankind alive galore.

https://soundcloud.com/everythingdies/transmission-disquiet0259

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Ratio

Acoustic guitar, sampled and mutated in Renoise.

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for this track i used the density instrument for voices and some unpredictable
appearence of sounds i don´t know how they got into the track.
a radio channel search file i found in my library.
three instances of darksynth for noises.
and a ableton rack with a choir. as FX there is only a convolution reverb with a small roon and some panning.

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Hi everybody, here’s my track :slight_smile:
‘quid novi sub sole ?’ - Tools : Audiobulb Ambient, IrcamLab TS, iZotope Stutter Edit.
https://soundcloud.com/petrus-major/my-lost-paris-disquiet0259

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Hi there! Here’s my little perturbation for this week
https://soundcloud.com/claudelebelge/text-me-busy-waves-disquiet0259
Enjoy! Claude

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https://soundcloud.com/randomshuffle/hmm

only try to tell the little story:

“Max was pondering the important issue of how petrogylphs differed from hieroglyphs when the radio halted its roll at the very far end of the electronic dial. After a brief silence, the weak signal transmitted indistinct sounds, like whispers, intermingled with an odd chanting that faded in and out like a spectral dirge. Intrigued by this strange combination, and hoping for a broadcast of a lonely Indian powwow, Max turned up the volume, but the higher it went, the softer the voice and chant became, going silent. There was no apparent signal, but the radio scan was still stopped, locked in on something”

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I’m not going to finish this in time, but will post as a work in progress. I could always do with twice the amount of time!

This is a composition using elements created through some very basic synthesis processes, lots of ring modulation. The textures are quite static, but hopefully complex. The mix is intended to be minimal, but spatial.

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https://soundcloud.com/toaster-1/distant-disquiet-0259

Ok-- here’s my entry. I’ve always viewed the Junto (rightly or wrongly) as a way of learning new stuff. In fact, I often don’t finish the Junto stuff I start because I get endlessly sidetracked by the thing I’m learning, and not focusing on the piece itself. I’ve been teaching myself Max/Msp for a bit now, and took the opportunity to learn/futz with a MIDI fighter via max patch. Together with a monome, I whipped up a quick controller patch-- came up with some spooky sounds, and threw in noise from the HC-TT I bought here. The sounds are from an external synth, as my MSP skills are still fairly weak.

It was recorded live, and I thought it would be neat to share a video of the recording as it happened; so here it is:

This will test the shit out of your subwoofers.

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Your song did some weird stuff with my phone, I had to restart it. Probably the ghost of WSB. :wink:

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The story for this project reminded me slightly of an experience from my youth. My teachers had been pushing the “rock and roll is the devil” agenda pretty hard and one of the reasons they cited were the backwards messages in songs. This had the oppisite effect on me and my middleschool friends and we went about searching for these evil messages.
The Vocal sample here is myself speaking the alleged backwards lyrics in Stairway to Heaven. I processed this with samplr and the music was composed using Korg Gadget.

https://soundcloud.com/mike-88/there-was-a-little-toolshed-disquiet0259-lostsignals

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Hi there
this was an instantly appealing assignment- having a love of noise, horror foley and radiophonic sounds- I recorded a bunch of sounds to create short sharp sounds as well as source for distant chanting and off station(off fullstop) drones.chords notes and impacts–processed and constructed in Metasynth and then Logic -following fairly close structure of the story excerpt

https://soundcloud.com/edmundio1/beyondtheendoftheradiodialdisquiet0259

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https://soundcloud.com/glsmyth/lost-in-crimson-disquiet0259

“Max was pondering the important issue of how petrogylphs differed from hieroglyphs when the radio halted its roll at the very far end of the electronic dial. After a brief silence, the weak signal transmitted indistinct sounds, like whispers, intermingled with an odd chanting that faded in and out like a spectral dirge. Intrigued by this strange combination, and hoping for a broadcast of a lonely Indian powwow, Max turned up the volume, but the higher it went, the softer the voice and chant became, going silent. There was no apparent signal, but the radio scan was still stopped, locked in on something.” - from “Transmission” by T.E. Grau

When I was active with Ham Radio I eventually worked all 50 states and about 80 countries while running low power. When a signal would appear from a country where few people were Hams there would be huge competition for contact. Attempting to separate the intended signal from others who were applying thousands of watts of power was a real challenge, but after a while concentration would kick in and the faint Morse Code would dis-join itself from the melee.

This is what I was thinking about while putting together Lost In Crimson, my eyes closed, listening for the specific pitch of the signal I was attempting to extract from the crowd, hoping to hear my call sign in response to my CQ.

The music and score are Creative Commons and can be found at http://glsmyth.com/music/

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https://soundcloud.com/vgmrmojo/dj0259signalslost

Downloaded .wav files from Freesound.org
1 Radio sounds - freesound.org/people/harveyjnz/sounds/337700/
2 Chanting - freesound.org/people/Penumbradub…tep/sounds/139666/
3 Whispers - freesound.org/people/alienintruder/sounds/204700/

Used automation on the radio track
Used automation on the whispers track after cutting/copying/pasting
Copied/pasted the chanting track
Added some Royo toms for variety
Added a synth sequence from Analog Lab 2
Mastered by Landr for Soundcloud

More on this 259th weekly Disquiet Junto project — “Signals Lost: Summon up a horror story in sound” — at:

disquiet.com/0259/

The text that inspired this is from the book Lost Signals, from by Perpetual Publishing out of San Antonio, Texas. More details on the book at:

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

disquiet.com/junto/

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“disquiet0259″ - While turning the dial on my radio by VGmrmojo is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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Like that you added the score - cool

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I have the same problem. I try new stuff and get sidetracked. I like to research some of the stuff in the project.

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Check out this free max/msp course

https://www.kadenze.com/courses/programming-max-structuring-interactive-software-for-digital-arts/info

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Hi everyone,
Loved this project,
Will try my best to listen and comment to all…

https://soundcloud.com/id_23/dsqt0259

Jason

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