Disquiet Junto Project 0348: Hot Mise en Abyme
The Assignment: Make a piece of music inspired by the art-historical term for fractal/recursion.
Step 1: There is a term in art, “mise en abyme.” It refers to instances when a work of art includes a copy of itself, maybe more than one copy. Consider how this term might apply to sound. (Do read up on “mise en abyme,” if it’s not familiar.)
Step 2: Record a short piece of music that applies the term “mise en abyme” to sound, based on your thoughts from Step 1.
Six More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Include “disquiet0348” (no spaces or quotation marks) in the name of your track.
Step 2: If your audio-hosting platform allows for tags, be sure to also include the project tag “disquiet0348” (no spaces or quotation marks). If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to subsequent location of tracks for the creation a project playlist.
Step 3: Upload your track. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your track.
Step 4: Post your track in the following discussion thread at llllllll.co.
Step 5: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.
Step 6: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.
Deadline: This project’s deadline is Monday, September 3, 2018, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are on. It was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Length: The length of your track is up to you.
Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0348” 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: Please consider setting your track as downloadable and allowing for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution, allowing for derivatives).
Linking: When posting the track online, please be sure to include this following information:
More on this 348th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Hot Mise en Abyme / The Assignment: Make a piece of music inspired by the art-historical term for fractal/recursion) at:
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Image associated with this project is by Thomas Cizauskas, used thanks to Flickr and a Creative Commons license: