Disquiet Junto Project 0358: Rhythm + Blue(s)
The Assignment: An exercise in genre.
Thanks to Micah Stupak-Hahn (aka @laerm) for having proposed this project.
Step 1: Consider the term “rhythm and blues.” Not the genre, just the term.
Step 2: Imagine what you might think “rhythm and blues” meant in terms of music had you never previously heard “rhythm and blues” music.
Step 3: Record a short piece of music that expresses the idea of “rhythm and blues” that occurred to you in Step 2 above.
Six More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Include “disquiet0358” (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 “disquiet0358” (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, November 12, 2018, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are on. It was posted in the evening, California time, on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Length: The length of your track is up to you.
Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0358” 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).
Context: When posting the track online, please be sure to include this following information:
More on this 358th weekly Disquiet Junto project — Rhythm + Blue(s) / The Assignment: An exercise in genre — at:
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