Disquiet Junto Project 0391: Front Page
The Assignment: Make music that fills in where the news trails off.
Step 1. Select a news article from a prominent, local-to-you newspaper or news website. The article should originate from the day when you begin this project.
Step 2. Select a sentence from the article, likely the first sentence but any sentence will do.
Step 3. Record yourself or, perhaps better, a machine reading that single sentence.
Step 4. Create a short piece of music to initially accompany and then supplant the sentence being read. Include the recording from Step 3 at the start, but have it glitch and fracture toward the end of its run time, so that the full reading of the source text isn’t completed. Have the music then continue after the reading is over, filling the void that the truncated sentence has left behind. Continue the music for as long as you see fit.
Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Include “disquiet0391” (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 “disquiet0391” (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, July 1, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Length: The length is up to you. Shorter is often better.
Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0391” 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 391st weekly Disquiet Junto project — Front Page / The Assignment: Make music that fills in where the news trails off — 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 (cropped, colors changed, text added, cut’n’paste) thanks to a Creative Commons license from a photo credited to Pol Anuivatje: