Disquiet Junto Project 0392: Another Country

Disquiet Junto Project 0392: Another Country
The Assignment: Compose the national anthem for a fictional country.

Step 1. You will be composing a national anthem for a fictional country.

Step 2. Either think of a fictional country that exists already, for example in a novel or film, or create a new country using your imagination.

Step 3. Compose a national anthem for the country you selected in Step 2.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0392” (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 “disquiet0392” (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:

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0392-another-country/

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, July 8, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted in the early evening, California time, on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Length: The length is up to you. Shorter is often better.

Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0392” 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 392nd weekly Disquiet Junto project — Another Country / The Assignment: Compose the national anthem for a fictional country — at:

https://disquiet.com/0392/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

https://disquiet.com/junto/

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Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0392-another-country/

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 Paul B:

https://flic.kr/p/fGNGMY

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

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I’ll create some artwork and give backstory details as time allows tomorrow. Thanks for listening, creating, and being a part of this community. Cheers RSM

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The project is now live.

The door slid open and the general entered. He looked nervous.

“Mr. President. The alien invaders have given us their list of demands.”

“Yes, what are they, General?”

“They want the state of Idaho.”

“OK, what else?”

“The cessation of any activity that might interrupt the harvesting of potatoes, including but not limited to, war, global warming,…it’s a pretty long list Mr. President.”

“Anything else?”

“They want John Norum to play guitar on the new world anthem, but playing through Robert Fripp’s guitar rig.”

“John Norum?”

“The guy from Europe. You know, Final Countdown, do-do-do do, do-do-do-do-do.”

“Get him and Fripp on the phone!”

Thus history was made.

Coffee->Kramer->Roland GR-55->Ableton Live

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And the playlist is now rolling:

My fictional nation is the America I thought I was born into.

Well…this is actually a little 'Flashdance (What a feeling)" and also maybe the Game of Thrones theme. Lord lol.

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Hey All, The Kenranic Space Colony (Sector 4.82 of the Gatlin System) was first established in 3285 as a port for space Tankers to refuel on the long arduous Intergalaxy Route #45 (I 45). The population is now estimated at 75,000 which is just a fraction it was at the peak of interspace trade during the Planetary Mining Era (3600-4000). At that time the population was estimated to be close to 8,000,000 and the capitol city of Crimson Tide alone had a population well over 3,000,000 and was a popular destination for tourists because of it’s rustic charm and relatively cheap prices due to the weakness of its currency the Warshrag. With the end of the PM era the Kenranic Colony went into steep decline and became a Classified G-4 Ghost Colony. The people of Kenramic are a very private people and no visitors are allowed and roaming packs wild dogs make sure that any unwanted visitors do not stay long. The only product exported to other planets is Lunar Glow a much sought after high proof alcohol drink banned in many systems due to its side effect of making even the most docile people extremely violent. The Kenranic National Anthem was chosen in a colony wide music contest . The winner of the contest was Tangelo Nightmare whose entry was rumored to be based on a television theme song from the late 20th century.

Peace, Hugh

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I hear that. What happened to the America I was promised as a kid?

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The only remaining recording of the proud national anthem of Zrof-Hallonien. This is the instrumental B-side.

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This is National Anthem of Mordor (official version)

Composed and performed by DD
All sorts of bowed upright basses, playing notes, noises, cries and effects.
Bamboo drums.
Field recordings: insects and crazy birds on a jungle (sound bank)
Guests: Hermy Wolf and Lisa Z (tortured souls)

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Love this idea! Couldn’t help but veer a little off the country theme side. Instead thought to keep it a little more local. Also have a bunch of midi note files for odd 1970s instrumental inserts. So layered a few into the Roland sound module for a cacophony of urgency. Here’s the TV News Station’s morning intro:

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Dear Mr Williamson,

Greetings from the, alas, long forgotten embassy of Razrainia. Thank you for your kind enquiry about our national anthem. I hope you find the enclosed tape satisfactory for your needs. We don’t often play it now for few of us know it any more. Sometimes one or two of us elders gather together on a hot summers night in one of the halls we used to use so freely during the day and play it quietly so as not to wake our guests.

Regarding your question - no we never were invaded. I think perhaps we were just too polite. As visitors came to love our country we made room for them to stay without a fuss, letting them make their own improvements, withdrawing into forgotten rooms, using the crawl spaces, quietly doing the dishes and laundry until our guests seemed to forget we were there. We didn’t like to draw attention to ourselves, they all seemed to be having such fun and getting on with things. There aren’t many of us left anymore of course and perhaps that’s for the best.

I look forward to meeting up with you again one day

Regards

Alexadra

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I’m glad you chose the theme from The Beverly Hillbillies, as I may need to count on a variation on the theme from Green Acres for mine.

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The sound of this is just ace, gis. Really beautiful and transporting.

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Imagineering an anti, or trans-national anthem
played before every match at the next World Cup
a couple of minutes to contemplate
the gift of being human, breathing together
all iOS construction
Factory, Aparillo, Rozeta collider, FAC Envolver
AUM :slightly_smiling_face:

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an anthem for the nation of lumon, which me n my girlfriend came up with in bed this morning.

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A country where the visions of Marge Piercy, Ursula LeGuin, and Octavia Butler intersect, where people face fundamental choices about their relationships with the natural world and one another. Something rustles in the bushes.

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United Territories of Fungus and Ant.
"It Bititit" Closest human language translation meaning "Together We Eat Strong"

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Juno 6 + DSI MoPHo SE recorded directly in to Ableton w/ 2 Analog instruments and one drum sample!

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Out there on the third cloud on the left, a small tribe of ethereal beings live beyond reach and sight of the population on the ground. They don’t adhere to narrow ideas of nations and anthems - and still, this Ode to the Odyssey (or song for travelling) is probably the closest they’ll get.

The piece is made out of several taiko samples, Spitfire Orchestra samples, exhale and other voices - and I’ve tried to glue it a little together with a few iZotope plugins (Trash, Ozone) and SoundToys.

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