Disquiet Junto Project 0369: Final Solo

Disquiet Junto Project 0369: Final Solo
The Assignment: Record the final third of a trio, adding to a pre-existing track, based itself on a prior pre-existing track.

Step 1: This week’s Disquiet Junto project is the third in a sequence that explores and encourages asynchronous collaboration. This week you will be adding music to a pre-existing track, which you will source from the previous week’s Junto project (disquiet.com/0368). Note that you are finishing a trio: you’re creating the third part of what two previous musicians created. Keep this in mind.

Step 2: The plan is for you to record a short and original piece of music, on any instrumentation of your choice, as a complement to a pre-existing track. First, however, you must select the piece of music to which you will be adding your own music. There are more than 50 tracks in all to choose from, most as part of this SoundCloud playlist:


And then at least one non-SoundCloud track is in last week’s discussion:


To select a track, you can listen through all that and choose one, or you can use a random number generator. (Note: it’s perfectly fine if more than one person uses the same original track as the basis for their piece.)

Step 3: Record a short piece of music, roughly the length of the piece of music you selected in Step 2. The source track should have one musical line running in the left channel and another in the right. You should pan your addition, the final third of this trio, in the center. When composing and recording your part, do not alter the original pieces of music at all. To be clear: the track you upload won’t be your piece of music alone; it will be a combination of the track from Step 2 and yours.

Step 4: Also be sure, when done, to make the finished track downloadable, because it may be used by someone else in a subsequent Junto project.

Background: One concept behind this project is “triadic awareness,” which comes from an idea I learned about when I was reading a book by Frans de Waal, the primate scientist. The concept correlates nicely with such ideas as “ambient awareness” and “parallel productivity” that have long been underlying concepts in the Disquiet Junto projects. Writing with Molly Embree, de Waal has defined “triadic awareness” as “the ability to understand relationships of others independently of one’s own involvement.”

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0369” (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 “disquiet0369” (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: If posting on social media, please consider using the hashtag #disquietjunto so fellow participants are more likely to locate your communication.

Step 7: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Additional Details:

Deadline: This project’s deadline is Monday, January 28, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are on. It was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Length: Your finished track will be roughly the length of the track you chose to add to.

Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0369” 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 for this project be sure to set your track as downloadable and allowing for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution, allowing for derivatives).

For context, when posting the track online, please be sure to include this following information:

More on this 369th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Final Solo / The Assignment: Record the final third of a trio, adding to a pre-existing track, based itself on a prior pre-existing track) at:


More on the Disquiet Junto at:


Subscribe to project announcements here:


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.

Image associated with this project is adapted (edited, color altered, text added) from a photo by Anna J and is used via Flickr thanks to a Creative Commons license:




The third — though not necessarily final — project in our trio sequence is now live.

happy Thursday!

For my contribution to disquiet 0369 I choose C24 + R2 that was a from
Glsmyth – C24-disquiet0367

User-696185036 – C24r2-disquiet0368

I was so excited to add some 808’s to it with vocals recorded on SM7B with the Roland DJ 808. With an EQ rack I built in live with heavy ducks in the 30-250 Hz range.

I first played thru the track with the 808 with the following programing with a min BPM of 20 and max of 222.2
808 3/8/13
707 2/3/7/11/12/15
606 1/3/4/12/16
I then in a separate session recorded the vocals with the same patterns. I created a few loops of the vocals I liked in separate clips.
I grouped with some compression added effects prior to routing to the main mix.

I then combined with the instance I created with the 808’s. I then played thru the session in Live 10.


This is a collaboration with the piece TuTu Looking Bass Wolf Code MtnView by Vonna Wolf, which had been created using MtnViewMark-Bits’s Trioh - Bass and Trombocoder by Eithan Hein. This had a very tribal feel, so I decided to work with that in the respect of featuring a clarinet part that could act as a dance. I used the same instrumentation that had been used in the previous two tasks.

Engage Trio was written for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola and Cello.

The score is available at http://bit.ly/2Sctmi1


I loved the track by @Tunnelwater with @ryanscottmattingly Tunnelwater https://soundcloud.com/user-524526704/disquiet0368?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0368

it evoked someone trapped alone in a decrepit listening station on the edge of the desert during a brutal sandstorm, listening to the fading signal of a guitar on the radio as the storm whipped around outside. I dropped the track into Ableton Live, added some limiting, and then added guitar with reverb, plus EQ to isolate mids (I used an Epiphany Joe Pass model, a wonderfully spooky sounding guitar). The melody line is heavily improvised but inspired by the ghost chords that seem to emerge from the shadows of the underlying tracks.


third part together with https://soundcloud.com/user-206756168/disquiet0368-engage-duo?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0368
me and daisy (our doodle)
played through the monolase


:slight_smile: really nice sounds, great work

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I took UntilledSound “Disquiet0368 - Clean And Dirty” (pre-existing track). UntilledSound added drums to dnealelo/circlingcrows “disquiet junto #367 Trio Initiate” (prior pre-existing track).

Clean And Dirty. Such a peculiar track :yum: I went for a minor and quiet addition. Involved tools are Yamaha QY-10, Phonogene eurorack sampler module, envelope follower, filters and an analog delay pedal, field recording… At least it is not less peculiar now?
As I’m adding final third of a trio, I make a final mix (using Audacity).


Hello everyone. For my backing track I used the evocative “Feedback Feedback” by bassling, featuring the ambient room recording of @swhic in the left channel and the upright bass playing of @bassling in the right channel. Thank you both for making this disquiet project so enjoyable!!

I imagined all three of us staggering into a half-empty Cuban nightclub, plugging in, and playing something like this:


buena vista :slight_smile:


I like disquiet because you never know what to expect. I wasn’t expecting that - fantastic!!


such an enjoyable project
the beautifully spacious foundation was layed by OHELEM
User-206756168 – Disquiet-junto-0367-trio-initiate-140119
then the soulful piano melody was improvised by Elisa Guilleminet
Elisa-guilleminet – Engage-duo-disquiet0368
All I did was simply echoed the melody on the soprano saxophone…
much love and thanks to my creative collaborators


It is cold and rainy in the south of England today so I chose the brilliantly sunny groove collaboration between @ikjoyce and @DeDe as the track to add to.

I listened to the original a few times and took note of the existing form of the piece as it seemed to me. I found myself humming a little melody over the opening section so I learned it on guitar and jammed with it a little. I modified the theme slightly to fit with the different 3+3 feel of the end half. I then played a couple of takes around the structure: Intro grooving, theme, solo, bass solo/breakdown, theme variation.

Once again, I know that I won’t have the time to fiddle with this again before the submission deadline so I’m setting it loose into the world now despite feeling that I would like to have a couple more stabs at it!


Hey, a bit short of time this week, spent the morning jamming with some tracks, the only one I thinks is listenable is my take on
@joyneski and @SityPhoxx 's lovely mysterious track.
I try to make this better if I have time or even make something good out of the other tracks just for fun, but this is what I have today and must say I spent a nice morning with you guys.


Excellent, I think my bass made Ian’s track a bit Caribbean, but now you took us all Afro-Beat galore!
Thanks for this.

I know that feeling, same here most of the times I participate in these juntos and more than ever this weekend, but your jam sounds awesome, focused and loose at the same time. You can relax, it’s a great one.


Thanks, I’ve been really enjoying your contributions too.


Quite nice, working with my rather impossible offering.


@bearp-aw and @gentil created something that seemed pretty busy and quite full, so I took this piece as a bit of a challenge not to piss all over what they had accomplished. I tried to just lay some dreamy, droney noise in the center. I can’t imagine it’s what either of them expected, but I like the idea that these collaborations take sharp turns. Great project, Marc (@disquiet). It’s a nice way to get into the new year connecting with strangers. I’m looking forward to digging into everything the rest of the community does.

Cheers - RSM


Ok, I’ll post this now to honour the creators and inspirators:
@Tunnelwater and @mateo who shared a nice hour with me here in Paris this morning.
I won’t have time to work this as I want this weekend. Some other time…


based on https://soundcloud.com/premiere-etape/engage-duo-disquiet0368


Oh my, this is brilliant!! I really love how this went in a completely different direction to what I was expecting. I’d actually love to do more collaboration in this style, a sort of electro-afro-jazz fusion thing.