Pretty much every week I prepare this assignment email for sending, I close it with the same sentence: Thank you for your generosity with your time and creativity. Each week I do so, I type it out, from memory, wondering what slight variations might creep in as time proceeds. What hasn’t changed is my thanks to everyone who joins in and spends time as part of the Disquiet Junto. It’s an enormous pleasure to interact with so many people around the world in the exploration of creative constraints as a springboard for creativity and productivity.
Anyhow, this week’s project takes thanks as its topic.
Disquiet Junto Project 0413: Objective Thankfulness
The Assignment: Highlight one piece of musical equipment for which you are particularly grateful.
Step 1: Think about all the tools you use to make music, hardware and soft.
Step 2: Focus on one tool for which you have, of late, been particularly thankful.
Step 3: Record a piece of music highlighting that tool’s employment. When doing so, imagine that the creator(s) of the tool might have the opportunity to hear it.
Step 4: When posting the completed track online, be sure to describe what the tool is, and why you chose to highlight it.
Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Include “disquiet0413” (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 “disquiet0413” (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:
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, December 2, 2019, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Length: The length is up to you.
Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0413” 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 413th weekly Disquiet Junto project — Objective Thankfulness / The Assignment: Highlight one piece of musical equipment for which you are particularly grateful:
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Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co:
There’s also a Disquiet Junto Slack. Send your email address to twitter.com/disquiet for Slack inclusion.
The image associated with this track is by julochka, and is used (image cropped, text added) via Flickr thanks to a Creative Commons license: