Disquiet Junto Project 0370: Through Lines

This is the fourth entry in our trio sequence, so to speak. Major thanks to Alan Bland for having reworked the source imagery for this project.

Disquiet Junto Project 0370: Through Lines
The Assignment: Follow a single strand in the accumulated material resulting from a multi-part, multi-thread collaborative endeavor.

Step 1: This week’s Disquiet Junto project is the fourth in our ongoing trio sequence. (That might seem contradictory, a fourth in a trio.) The plan is for you to record a short piece of music using only material from the previous three projects. In case you are coming upon this effort for the first time, here is some background: the previous three projects enabled the collaborative creation of numerous musical trios, each containing work by three different musicians. In the first project (0367), musicians each recorded a solo line in the left channel. In the second project (0368), musicians selected a solo line from the first project and added another line in the right channel. In the third project (0369), just this past week, a third musician finished the trio. You can locate the three previous projects and there related links here:

Solo: https://disquiet.com/0367/
Duo: https://disquiet.com/0368/
Trio: https://disquiet.com/0369/

Step 2: The next step is to find a “through line” amid the accumulated audio. It can help to work backward from a final trio (project 0369), and to then listen to the duo that led to it, and to see if another trio was created from that same duo — and to then go back further to the left channel’s solo rendering in the first project, and see if any alternate duos were created from it. In other words: locate a single original solo piece of music in however many subsequent pieces as possible.

Step 4: Listen to the various pieces of music that resulted from the search in step 2. There may be as few as three, but there may be more than that.

Step 5: Construct a single piece of music that follows that one “through line” amid its various contexts (solo, duo and possible alternate duos, trio and possible alternate trios). Do not add audio to the source audio tracks at all; filtering and processing is fine.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0370” (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 “disquiet0370” (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, February 4, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are on. It was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, January 31, 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 “disquiet0370” 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 370th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Through Lines / The Assignment: Follow a single strand in the accumulated material resulting from a multi-part, multi-thread collaborative endeavor) 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. Many thanks to Alan Bland for having done the reworking of this image, based on visual source material from the previous three projects.




The project is now live.

Love it! Crazy cool idea will be fun.


I almost gave up on this one
but I took a break and came back to it
after a meal
and then the mojo arrived…

these musos are the best… love to you all

ethan hein - APOB - gentil - plusch
OHELEM - morgulbee - elisa guilleminet


Apologies if I didn’t get this right - had a looong day at work!!

LEFT CHANNEL: encym III “Spoonfuls” (disquiet0369) [featuring bearp-aw + gentil] >> added reverb
CENTRE: Peter Eisenhauer “Spooning” (disquiet0369) [featuring gentil + total energy] >> added glitch, chorus, delay, reverb
RIGHT CHANNEL: bearp-aw “Revolving Spoons” (disquiet0368) [featuring gentil] >> added delay

Added tons of reverb to gel everything together. The left and right channels start after about one minute so that all the tracks finish at approximately the same time.

Thank you to encym III, bearp-aw, gentil and total energy for providing some lush material to work with.

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Thanks, folks! The playlist is now rolling:


I utilized @[Basslig] videos from each week.
0367 Correlation

0368 Feedback Feedback Trio with @swich

0369 Substructure @alanza @sevenism

I used all 3 audio clips to create a drum rack for my Roli that I then ran thru the host of Roland DJ 808. I also recorded a loop, while spinning the tracks on 1,2,4 and the host of role was going thru 3A. I placed this loop back in the track. I used a MAX for Live device I built and ran 5 instances of the 3 videos.

I then applied serial and parallel compression. I also took a section near the end of the track and reversed it.

I then took the video and added it to the sound. Hope you enjoy.
Happy Friday, Vonna


The house elf needed some food. I am glad you didn’t give up it was great.

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For this piece I started with track 11 from the playlist:
https://soundcloud.com/yobink/disquiet0369-restive?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0369 by @yobink
this in turn was based on: https://soundcloud.com/jesuisgentil/disquietude-disquiet0368 by @gentil which eventually led me to: https://soundcloud.com/encymlll/quietude-trio-initiate-disquiet0367 to use as a foundation by @encym and to round it off I had an additional layer: https://soundcloud.com/triermusic/disquiet0387-encumbered-interlocutor from @ntrier

The approximate periodicity of sunspots is 11 years.

I haven’t really invested a great deal of time in learning how to use a DAW properly so this one was quite a challenge for me and my mixing abilities.

I didn’t do too much overall. I gradually fade in and out of different layers and sprinkle little snatches of guitar and piano (with some reverb and delay here and there) throughout the track.

The group 1 alkali metal Sodium is the chemical element with atomic number 11.

Once again a really enjoyable project making me try out things I ordinarily wouldn’t :slight_smile: I’m tempted to try another one at some point over the weekend because this was quite quick.

The number 11 bus is a low-cost way of sightseeing in London.


that came out great! I like the extra density and layering and body you’ve given it. thanks @mdh


'through-line in this instance is a loop, a reverse loop, and the loop again, and again…
from: Vonna-wolf – Mastac24-r2-ru-drming

meditations on a new level of 'acceptance, where the way it is…
psp plug-ins added (oldtimer, avedis e27,emt 2445)


I followed these lines:

1st Line: @NorthWoods drum initiate - North_woods – Disquiet0367-trio-initiate

2nd Line: @carlin_mclellan 's droney drummy duo - Carlin-mclellan-751824513 – Northwoods-droney-drone-disquiet0368

3rd Line: @mzero drummy droney bass - Mtnviewmark-bits – Drummy-droney-bass-disquiet0369

I took the original line (Northwoods drums) and doubled it to get more of a stereo image, and added some ping pong to the right side which was EQ’d brigher. I took the drone from the second line and added a gate sidechained to the drums. Lastly, I weaved Mark’s bass in with some distortion and reverb which made it end up having more of a drone quality than the original drone, which became percussive. Was a fun project, many thanks and kudos to the original artists.


Hint: If the poster kept the first two hard panned… you can subtract the duo from the trio to get the third line as an independent track!


Thanks for that, Mark.

Great sounds, very deep! Well done


remangling of tracks by @DeDe @SityPhoxx @ClaudeLeBelge @joyneski

User-859240368 – Disquiet0367
Sityphoxx – Engage-duo-disquiet0368
Daniel-diaz – Juntos-en-palmyra-disquiet0369
Claudelebelge – A-much-contested-disquiet0369

i put everything thru protoplasm (slowed down) and then ddly and ozone imager
a little eq’ing and distortion in audacity


these spreadsheets make it easier to see the throughlines of the past few projects:


Unfortunately, my through-line didn’t branch, but I still had a lot of fun playing with sounds by @gis_sweden, @dnealelo and @UntilledSound.

The three original tracks: 367, 368 and 369.

I modified the original tracks with Audacity, playing with effects, and then used Mixxx to create loops, control levels with a physical controller and add other effects on top. I also had a couple of sections chopped into my MPC to do fast repeats. I put everything together in Qtractor, and I’m pretty happy with how simple and progressive it is. Not sure if that’s what Marc had in mind at all!

Thank you to the original artists! Amazing sounds to play with :slight_smile:


I started from the solo track by @howthenightcame and found five more tracks that included it: duos by @glsmyth @k-blamo @ikjoyce @swhic and the trio by @_greathorned. I lined up the tracks, added a touch of reverb and other dynamics effects here and there, and faded each of the tracks in and out at various times. An emotional, haunting piece made possible by all the artists involved.


Love this. Great work.