Disquiet Junto Project 0398: Rauschen Bern

Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group, a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate. (A SoundCloud account is helpful but not required.) There’s no pressure to do every project. It’s weekly so that you know it’s there, every Thursday through Monday, when you have the time.

Deadline: This project’s deadline is Monday, August 19, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto):

Disquiet Junto Project 0398: Rauschen Bern
The Assignment: Make music by making a collage of noises.

This project is the first of three that are being done in collaboration with Musikfestival Bern, which will be held in Switzerland from September 11 through 15. For this reason, a German translation is provided below. We are working with Tobias Reber, an early Junto participant, who is in charge of the educational activities of the festival. Select recordings resulting from these three Disquiet Junto projects will be played publicly as part of the Rauschlabor Schützenmatte (musikfestivalbern.ch) or broadcast on the festival’s radio show, Radio Antenne (radioantenne.ch). If you don’t want your recording to be used in this way, please note so wherever you post it.

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the German word “rauschen.” Understand that “rauschen” is noise in the sense of white noise, waterfall noise, background noise, static, wind in trees, rain, etc. The blurred, diffuse, continuous kind of noise, not short individual non-tonal sounds.

Step 2: Consider that the word “rauschen” is half of the family name of the late artist Robert Rauschenberg, who was famed for his collages.

Step 3: Record several “rauschen” noises and make a sonic collage of them.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0398” (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 “disquiet0398” (no spaces or quotation marks). If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to subsequent location of tracks for the creation of 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-0398-rauschen-bern/

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 hashtags #disquietjunto and #musikfestivalbern 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, August 19, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

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

Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0398” 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 398th weekly Disquiet Junto project — Rauschen Bern / The Assignment: Make music by making a collage of noises — at:

https://disquiet.com/0398/

This week’s project is the first of three being done in collaboration with Musikfestival Bern, which runs in Switzerland from September 11 – 15, 2019. More details at:

https://www.musikfestivalbern.ch/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

https://disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here:

http://tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0398-rauschen-bern/

There’s also on a Junto Slack. Send your email address to twitter.com/disquiet for Slack inclusion.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0398: Rauschen Bern
Die Aufgabe: Mach Musik aus einer Collage von Geräuschen.

Jeden Donnerstag wird der Disquiet Junto eine neue Kompositions-Challenge gestellt. Mitglieder haben dann vier Tage Zeit, ein Stück hochzuladen, in welchem sie auf die Challenge reagieren. Die Mitgliedschaft in der Junto ist offen: du kannst einfach mitmachen. (Ein SoundCloud-Account ist nützlich, aber nicht zwingend.) Es besteht keine Verpflichtung, bei jedem Projekt mitzumachen. Die Junto ist wöchentlich von Donnerstag bis Montag, so dass du immer dann mitmachen kannst wenn du Zeit hast.

Deadline: Die Abgabefrist für dieses Projekt ist der Montag, 19. August 2019 um 23.59 Uhr wo immer du bist. Das Projekt wurde am Donnerstag, 15. August 2019 gepostet.

Dies sind die Anweisungen, welche an die Email-Liste der Gruppe (unter tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto) versandt wurden:

Disquiet Junto Projekt 0398: Rauschen Bern Die Aufgabe: Mach Musik aus einer Collage von Geräuschen.

Dies ist das erste von drei Projekten in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Musikfestival Bern, welches vom 11.-15. September stattfindet. Wir arbeiten mit Tobias Reber, einem frühen Junto-Teilnehmer und Verantwortlicher für die Musikvermittlung beim Festival. Ausgewählte Resultate dieser Projekte werden im Rahmen des Festivals im „Rauschlabor Schützenmatte” (musikfestivalbern.ch) öffentlich gespielt oder auf dem Festtivalradio, Radio Antenne (radioantenne.ch), ausgestrahlt werden. Falls du nicht möchtest, dass dein Stück dafür verwendet wird, dann vermerke dies bitte wenn du es veröffentlichst.

Weitere Informationen:

Schritt 1: Mach dich mit den Bedeutungen des Wortes «rauschen» vertraut.

Schritt 2: Bedenke dass das Wort „rauschen” eine Hälfte des Nachnamens des Künstlers Robert Rauschenberg war, der für seine Collagen berühmt ist.

Schritt 3: Mach Aufnahmen von verschiedenen Rauschen und gestalte daraus eine Klangcollage.

Sieben weitere Wichtige Schritte wenn deine Komposition fertig ist:

Schritt 1: Verwende „disquiet0398″ (ohne Leerschläge und Anführungszeichen) im Namen deines Tracks.

Schritt 2: Falls deine Audioplattform Tags zulässt: stelle sicher dass du den Projekt-Tag „disquiet0398″ (ohne Leerschläge und Anführungszeichen) verwendest. Vor allem auf SoundCloud ist dies hilfreich um anschliessend eine Projekt-Playlist erstellen zu können.

Schritt 3: Lade deinen Track hoch. Es ist hilfreich, aber nicht zwingend, wenn du dazu SoundCloud verwendest.

Schritt 4: Poste deinen Track im folgenden Diskussions-Thread auf llllllll.co:

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0398-rauschen-bern/

Schritt 5: Füge deinem Track eine kurze Erklärung zu deiner Herangehensweise bei.

Schritt 6: Falls du den Track auf den sozialen Medien erwähnst, verwende gerne die Hashtags #disquietjunto #musikfestivalbern so dass andere Teilnehmer deinen Hinweis besser finden können.

Schritt 7: Höre und kommentiere die Stücke deiner Junto-Kolleg*innen.

Weitere Details:

Deadline: Die Abgabefrist für dieses Projekt ist der Montag, 19. August 2019 um 23.59 Uhr wo immer du bist. Das Projekt wurde am Donnerstag, 15. August 2019 gepostet.

Dauer: Die Dauer des Stückes ist dir überlassen. Kürzer ist oft besser.

Titel/Tag: Wenn du das Stück postest, verwende bitte „disquiet0398″ im Titel des Tracks und – wo möglich – als Tag.

Upload: Wenn du bei diesem Projekt mitmachst, dann poste einen fertigen Track mit dem Projekt-Tag und füge ihm eine Beschreibung deiner Vorgehensweise bei – Planung, Komposition und Aufnahme. Diese Beschreibung ist ein zentrales Element im Kommunikationsprozess der Disquiet Junto. Fotos, Video und eine Auflistung der verwendeten Instrumente sind immer willkommen.

Download: Ermögliche gerne das Herunterladen deiner Komposition und erlaube attribuiertes Remixing (z.B. eine Creative Commons-Lizenz welche nicht-kommerzielles Teilen mit Attribution erlaubt und Remixes zulässt).

Wenn du den Track online postest, füge ihm als Kontext die folgende Information bei:

Mehr über dieses 398. wöchentliche Disquiet Junto-Projekt – Rauschen Bern / Aufgabe: Mach Musik aus einer Collage von Geräuschen – unter:

https://disquiet.com/0398/

This week’s project is the first of three being done in collaboration with Musikfestival Bern, which runs in Switzerland from September 11 – 15, 2019.

Dies ist das erste von drei Projekten in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Musikfestival Bern, welches vom 11.-15. September stattfindet. Weitere Informationen unter:

https://www.musikfestivalbern.ch/

Mehr zur Disquiet Junto unter:

https://disquiet.com/junto/

Abonniere die wöchentlichen Projekt-Ankündigungen hier:

http://tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Die Diskussion des Projekts findet statt auf llllllll.co unter:

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0398-rauschen-bern/

Ausserdem gibt es einen Junto Slack-Channel. Sende deine Email-Adresse an twitter.com/disquiet um Zugang zum Channel zu erhalten

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The project is live. More on the festival at musikfestivalbern.ch.

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all iOS construction
koala, AUM, FAC maxima
samples off the phone
in the plants, by the fridge, out the window
assembled in koala

thx @disquiet
cool project, Switzerland

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I had been meaning to grab the files off the Tascam from the 4th of July. I picked 6 points looped and manipulated the bpm and measure of each clip till I liked it. I then programed the drums over while playing the ROLI. I used the vocoder on the deck with a Sure 57 in addition to a vocal frequency shifter. I then layered and messed with the vocal a little bit so it blended into the noise.

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used Quanta Synth, only noise
two instances samplr
three tracks in cubasis
mastering

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Layering and coercing a narrative from seperate sound environments is perhaps one of my favorite techniques. A field recording can become almost anything with fx and editing. I went for a more simplistic approach here, concentrating more on the interactions between each [noise-sound]/environment, just some blending and panning mainly.

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A piece inspired and anchored by a recording of a grove of bamboo trees during a particularly windy interlude and an all Japan NHK weather report recorded from a mono feed from a transistor radio.

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I made a lot of noise with a resonator, mic, ebow vibrating, cornstalk, and cymbal. I smashed and mashed it into a gruel in logic.

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Three layers of noisy things that weave in and out of one another.

  1. A loop that gradually disintegrates into clicks and noises.
  2. 4 variations on a noise patch created in the Moog Model 15 app.
  3. 3 field recordings.

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long time no see. even though i’m just about to leave for a short trip abroad i have been able to squeeze some creative sound making into the night. this is it, i hope you enjoy:

this is ¶radio hummingbird’s contribution to this week’s disquiet junto with the serial number 0398. in short, the requirement for this contribution was to create a piece of music from a compilation of noise sources.

for this track, i recorded outside noises from the neighbourhood onto two different cassette loops, each of different length. this urban noise has then been feed into my modular synthesizer which also contributed several additional noise sources such as short wave frequency radio, coloured noise, field recordings as well as an fm radio signal. additionally one of the cassette loops has been played through a tape echo into the modular. all sounds have been mixed within the modular setup and individual copies have been played through two different phaser modules. layer upon layer the noise has been shaped and animated.

edit: this is a little instagram clip depicting the location of the utilised field recordings. the only difference is that the recordings have been made at night………

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Long time no see.

I’m currently on vacation and don’t have any equipment with me… but an Soma Ether and an iPad.

The Ether is a small portable electromagnetic sniffer capable of picking up EM waves and translating them into noise and Rauschen.

I did a short walk along Filmore Street in San Francisco and recorded a minute worth of raw material. The sound was then fed into the Spacecraft app for a short performance.

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was thinking about some of the translations of rauschen: hiss, sweep, murmur, and sough (a word i was unfamilar with)

i had 4 instances of loom 2 running, just played something while the spectal noise level increased throughout

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@NorthWoods asked for more details about the use of corn in my track, so here’s a picture. Basically, I tried to use the ebow to vibrate the dried-out stalks. Similarly, the ebow was a vibrator for a cymbal shoved between strings. I would’ve used a portable fan or personal massager or anything else I could find, but the ebow was handy. The only problem was avoiding notes. Occasionally, since I was using a tuned instrument as the resonating surface, notes would ring out. I had to edit them out in logic to keep with the spirit of the project. In the future, I think it would be interesting for us all to return to these pieces and add melodic, rhythmic and harmonic collage elements i.e. create structured music from these abstractions. IMG_7168.HEIC (541.4 KB)

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I read your post before I listened, and I immediately wrote down sough to use for something later before realizing you’d already created with it. Great evocative word choice.

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When I woke up this morning it was pissing it down and so I just went out and recorded my yard a bit (wouldn’t want to strain myself) which had a ton of Rauschen type stuff going on. It was already a collage of things I liked (if you want to argue about it I’ll claim I “curated” the moment I chose to record :wink: )

Been thinking about climate stuff what with threads on here and stuff actually going on, and this is very much thinking about rising water, melting ice sheets and all that

Once I’d got the main recording playing nicely with a bit of compression and a couple of filters in the background on a send channel I made the rest of the track - I don’t really think about these things too much, just sit and play

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The playlist is now rolling:

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amazing track, I love it. perfect for relaxing mmm

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Here’s mine:

Having started by recording various noises inside and outside my house in Switzerland, I initially planned to load them all into the modular and create the track that way, however I wasn’t happy with the results and ended up just slowing the recordings down in Ableton and adding a little fx from Eventide H3000 and Izotope Stutter Edit.

Have a great weekend everyone

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Damn, this is exceptional.

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fantástico :slight_smile:

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