Disquiet Junto Project 0306: Music in Motion


Disquiet Junto Project 0306: Music in Motion
Record a piece of music while en route somewhere

Step 1: You’ll be making a piece of music while en route somewhere. Consider what instrument(s) and recording equipment you can easily carry.

Step 2: Plot a short trip — maybe a bus or train ride, maybe you’re in the back seat while someone else drives, maybe you’re driving and you record yourself singing.

Step 3: Compose and record a short piece of music with the equipment from Step 1 while on the route you decided upon in Step 2. Only use that equipment, and finish the piece while you’re still on the road.

Side Note: Certainly the sounds you encounter while on your little trip are potential source material.

Five More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: If your hosting platform allows for tags, be sure to include the project tag “disquiet0306” (no spaces) in the name of your track. If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to my locating the tracks and creating a playlist of them.

Step 2: Upload your track. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your track.

Step 3: In this following discussion thread at llllllll.co please consider posting your track.

Step 4: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.

Step 5: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This project’s deadline is 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are on Monday, November 13, 2017. This project was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Length: The finished track’s length is up to you.

Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0306” in the title of the track, and where applicable (on SoundCloud, for example) as a tag.

Upload: When participating in this project, post one finished track with the project tag, 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.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

Linking: When posting the track online, please be sure to include this information:

More on this 306th weekly Disquiet Junto project (“Music in Motion: Record a piece of music while en route somewhere) at:


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Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:


There’s also on a Junto Slack. Send your email address to twitter.com/disquiet for Slack inclusion.

Photo associated with this project is by Iain Hinchliffe and is used thanks to a Creative commons license:




The project is now live.

Took my u-bass for a drive. I’ll think on it and write some thought here.


I wish I hadn’t sold my OP-1 for this one… the perfect synth to take on a bus or train


This one has made me pull the trigger on the digital recorder I’ve actually needed, rather the blow the money on unnecessary modules.


Hi Everyone!

Thanks Marc for the brilliant weekly inspiration to be creative!! :smile:

This week’s offering …

I was away last night, so my journey was one on foot from hotel room to breakfast. Had a play with the source recording and Ableton did some crazy stuff, trying desperately to make the sound file 120BPM! I liked it so much, it kind of became the piece …

Have a great week!

H U :slight_smile:


track made with minimal patch vcv rack


Nice! I guess warp in beat mode? :slight_smile:

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Haha this is brilliant! Listening with a smile on my face

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Yeah - default everything! :slight_smile:

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Excellent :wink: (20 characters)


thanks @disquiet, this is fun :slight_smile:

hotel key percussion on a tv in the street
groovebox app on the phone/computer in my pocket
loops made at the cafe on the laptop in my bag
sent via wifi to you, peace


cool sounds :slight_smile:


In the car, I talk about Chuck Bird while playing a live remix of my track “Chuck Bird” in the background using the iOS program Samplr. Created right on the eve of Chuck’s would-be 60th birthday and almost 11 years after his death.



Heh, so good. You really set the scene.


Good rhythms in this piece.


Nice. I like how that high pitch gives a sense of urgency and then it eases at the end with that coda.

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There’s a lot happening in that loop. It’s crunchy and smooth, upbeat and downtempo.


You sound like you’re in a reflective mood. Thanks for sharing.

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The best travel companion for me it’s an Ukulele. And my laptop and my AT stereo microphone.
This track features all that road companion set, an Uke stereo take and a country side field recording made with that stereo mic
Photo by jordan whitt

Disquiet Junto Project 0306: Music in Motion
Record a piece of music while en route somewhere
Created by DD on the road in Spain.