Disquiet Junto Project 0432: Ensembles (Remix)

Two notes for participants: (1) With this project, we’re back to the standard Junto rule of one entry per musician. (2) If you participated in the 430th or 431st project, it would be great if you’d upload the isolated track of your part and link to it from your previous entry, which will make it available to this week’s remixer. Thanks.

Disquiet Junto Project 0432: Ensembles Remix
The Assignment: Take an existing musical trio and remix it to make it your own.

Step 1: This week’s Disquiet Junto project brings the trios sequence to a close. Over the three previous sequential projects, musical trios were created by accrual, one participant at a time. You’ll now remix one (or combine more than one) and make it/them your own.

Step 2: The plan is for you to remix a pre-existing track from the previous project. First, however, you must select the piece of music to which you will be adding your own music. There are well over 80 tracks in all to choose from, 83 in all. You might also choose to use more than one track, mashing up tracks that have nothing in common, or that share elements. Here’s the playlist, with 81 of the tracks from last week:

https://soundcloud.com/disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0431

And there are two others from Bassling (aka Jason Richardson):

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0431-solitary-ensembles-x-3/30855/12

https://llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-project-0431-solitary-ensembles-x-3/30855/7

To select a track, you can listen through all that and choose one, or you can use a random number generator to select a number from 1 to 83, the first 81 being numbered in the above SoundCloud playlist, and the other two being Bassling’s mentioned above. (Note: it’s fine if more than one person uses the same original track as the basis for their piece.)

Step 3: Create a remix based on the track or tracks you selected in Step 2.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0432” (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 “disquiet0432” (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-0432-ensembles-remix/

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, April 13, 2020, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Length: The length is up to you. It can be interesting to make long tracks short, and short tracks long.

Title/Tag: When posting your track, please include “disquiet0432” 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: Given the nature of this particular project sequence, it is best to set 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:

Be sure to name and link to the source tracks you’re remixing, and credit the musicians who recorded them.

More on this 432nd weekly Disquiet Junto project, Disquiet Junto Project 0432: Ensembles (Remix) — The Assignment: Take an existing musical trio and remix it to make it your own — at:

https://disquiet.com/0432/

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-0432-ensembles-remix/

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

Image associated with this track is by Abby, used thanks to a Creative Commons license and Flickr. The image has been cropped, colors shifted, and text added.

https://flic.kr/p/8LopPe

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

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The project is now live. Thank you, everyone. What a tremendous three weeks that past have been, enough to occasionally take my mind off the world.

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Cheers Marc, just added the links to the 707 and upright bass from my two tracks last week.

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Here are links to download my isolated tracks/contributions:
Lowell Goss with efx: https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAALqLhNqKYKSHiQXnbYA3-wcBBIbgJ8ZGnEyJG0qg5AloErCtHn0

Lowell Goss no efx: https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAFU1qGZESacUrn_Gt6hM85mOvE0IzZ4HMLHbjqr6KkbFH_KMv60

Steps Chalkwalk: https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAAY0tdMT4ORiFjRrmANjvKg3980Ttt8_HsIWlwaLIEpvH5rUdKI

A third bass: https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAG_jQ8ksdPMBIgu9eIqw6QyWgOeaoX6suoCua9MnTrK8LVKLV9U

Tele Sunday Morning : https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAJOtYL5G5qmfqK0qi8DMt1tmIvA_ce54dv1wNzOgY2lBBE-F6BU

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Hello everyone, I hope you are safe and well.

I went for a complete mash up. I took all 14 tracks from @DetritusTabuIII’s playlist last week. I put them in audacity and split them into tiny fragments based on their falling below -3dB for more than 0.2 seconds. I took the two shortest fragments from each track. The centre channel is all 28 fragments, from longest to shortest, paulstretched (x5 length with 2.5 seconds smear) and pushed through a distortion/loop VST in Ableton:

The left channel is 14 of the fragments (one from each song) repeating in an 11 second loop. The right channel is the remaining 14 fragments (again, one from each song) repeating in an 8 second loop.

I guess there must be 30-40 different contributors in here… somewhere!!

Best wishes, from htnc

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Listening back over last week’s Junto tracks, there were so many wonderful collaborations.

I had it in mind that I was going to take a traditional approach to remixing and add drums. After all, most of what I’ve done for these trios has been drums.

This week I’ve revisited my 707 recordings from last week and used one with another of Krakenkraft’s tracks.

‘Threat’ started as bass drones from @MattDavisMusic, then @krakenkraft extended those and gave it that title, before @Ausgesuchtestenohren added a “pulsating, noisy synth layer as the third one.”

My contribution has been to sidechain the bass to the kick and create a dirty techno track with a drum machine.

The bass required a lot of attention and I’ve EQ’d it back a bit to squeeze in the kick.

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I don’t count remix amongst my skills so this week is a listen-only week for me, but if any of you want to work with any of the tracks I posted, all the tracks as solo wav along with the final mix are in this dropbox folder

Included in there are the tracks for the quartet we snuck in at the end of 430 (where I made 3 duos into one quartet -

and I don’t know if that made it onto any playlists)

Be safe and well everyone, and I look forward to hearing this final stage!

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Bummed I haven’t had time to stick with this series. Here is the link to my contribution:

DJP0430 - A Second Third:

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Funny we were doing the exact same thing at the exact same time. Had I waited just another few moments, I would have realized you took care of my contribution. Thanks!

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That trumpet line is lovely enough that I think it makes sense to have it posted several times. @paul also posted his sides of our overlaps also. Curious if someone will be able to use them!

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The random number generator gave me a 79. So I took @DetritusTabuIII 's Kyoto Kicks: https://soundcloud.com/detritus-tabu3/kyoto-kicks3-disquiet-junto-trio-take-10-see-description
The source track of which was @gusp’s Alone As A Group+horn:
https://soundcloud.com/gus-576228330/disquiet0430-alone-as-a-grouphorn?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0430
Which was based on @vgmrmojo’s Alone In A Group:
https://soundcloud.com/vgmrmojo/disquiet0429-alone-in-a-group?in=disquiet/sets/disquiet-junto-project-0429
I did a radical remix to make a drone out of this piece. The process was to splice the source track up into small pieces, some of which I arranged to a new track, half the tempo of the original. The rest I processed with the awesome Evolution device by INA GRM, which I love to use. The result is my drone remix.

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I’m a bit lost…
So, I can make downloadable my isolated 3rd contribution to a trio, but I can’t provide the other 2 tracks, how is anybody actually remixing the thing? This calls for some gorgeous mash-up more that remix as I see it…

Anyway, if somebody wants to have one of my tracks solo’ed and exported I can do that, just PM me…

I see @Ausgesuchtestenohren did some bit of research and forensics work and he did got separate stems? ok…
Sounds great .

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Not sure yet if I’ll participate this week, but here are the solo tracks from my previous two weeks. Remix as you wish.

A repetitious Moog Matriarch bassline with filter sweeping (0430): https://www.dropbox.com/s/9nnl1bzvxnfak40/Sweepers%20solo%20track%20-%20disquiet0430.wav?dl=0

Short melody stabs on a Moog Matriarch with lots of silence between them (0431): https://www.dropbox.com/s/wrowjtzecziy3qr/Haunted%20solo%20track%20-%20disquiet0431.wav?dl=0

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Hi. Ultimately, people can rework the third-generation tracks without the separate materials. Plenty of “remixes” don’t have access to the source audio. Same for mashups of multiple tracks.

That said, all the first tracks should be readily available, since they were, by definition, solo. I recall that last time we did this, some people took second-generation tracks and “removed” the first-generation tracks, yielding something close to what the added track would sound like alone. (And then did the same for the third-generation tracks.)

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Actually I did not have stems, I worked with the mixed disquiet0431 piece, cut it into slices, some of which I arranged new on the timeline.

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Here are my isolated contributions to disquiet0431.


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I liked the beautifully restrained solo piano track by @bellyfullofstars and with apologies to bfos, I unrestrained it by duplicating it and putting one copy each through two different tape loopers. I added some choral vocalizations to pick up some of the overtones of the piano.

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got #53 through the random number generator & was quite glad to get Name-constant – Solitary-ensembles-x3-melondruiechaonautncdisquiet0431; a brooding, rich, damp little piece - to my ears ideal for soundtracking the discovery a secret in a horror film.

I initially intended to make something more or less like i always do - a distended collage of elements and gritty little sounds, lathered in hiss and lurches * b u t * somehow i got hung up on a small loop of kick & snare that i could pitch up [and down] into a [to my ears] not unappealing lope…

So yeah, i sort of shoehorned the more delicate work of @melondruie, @Chaonaut & @name_constant into a garbled and tangled beat work-out with resolutely extraneous found sound edges. The only audio i provided was the snatch of birdsong, everything else is a snippet extracted from the three stems more-or-less egregiously repurposed.

A good way to spend a bank holiday afternoon i think. Cheers @disquiet, as always & thanks again to @melondruie, @Chaonaut & @name_constant

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Remixes are not really my thing, but here are my stems, just in case someone wants them:



These 3 weeks were a great learning experience for me - listening replaced discussing the tracks with the other members of the trios, then figuring out the pieces’ characteristics, mixing in a DAW, etc. Thank you @disquiet!

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The playlist is now rolling: