Disquiet Junto Project 0388: Random Less
The Assignment: Make a single piece of music with very few tools, all selected at random.
Step 1: For this project you’ll be using just a few instruments, optimally three, to create an original piece of music.
Step 2: Select three instruments available to you at random. (Alternately, you can roll a die and add one to determine the number of instruments, yielding a result between two and seven.)
Step 3: Create a piece of music employing only the instruments determined in Step 2.
Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Include “disquiet0388” (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 “disquiet0388” (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.
Deadline: This project’s deadline is Monday, June 10, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
Length: The length is up to you. Shorter is often better.
Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0388” 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: 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).
For context, when posting the track online, please be sure to include this following information:
More on this 388th weekly Disquiet Junto project — Random Less / The Assignment: Make a single piece of music with very few tools, all selected at random — 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.
Image associated with this project adapted is from the public domain book The commoner diseases of the eye: how to detect and how to treat them, published in 1904. Via the Internet Archive: