Disquiet Junto Project 0435: Woodshed Report

Disquiet Junto Project 0435: Woodshed Report
The Assignment: Share something you’ve been working on (and respond to what others post).

Step 1: The past six weeks of Disquiet Junto projects have encouraged and rewarded collaboration. This week’s is more insular. There’s no formal constraint. Just share a recent piece of music, or create a new piece for this week.

Step 2: After uploading your track, please take a few minutes to listen to and respond to tracks by other participants.

If you’re interest in background on the concept of the “woodshed,” here’s video of a talk I gave a little over a year ago on how it relates to the Disquiet Junto:


Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0435” (no spaces or quotation marks) in the name of your tracks.

Step 2: If your audio-hosting platform allows for tags, be sure to also include the project tag “disquiet0435” (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 tracks. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your tracks.

Step 4: Post your tracks in the following discussion thread at llllllll.co:


Step 5: Annotate your tracks 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, May 4, 2020, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Length: The length is up to you.

Title/Tag: When posting your tracks, please include “disquiet0435” in the title of the tracks, and where applicable (on SoundCloud, for example) as a tag.

Upload: When participating in this project, 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:

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




The project is now live.

I’ve been working an ambient collaboration, which is still a work in progress but I made this video to accompany part when I was feeling down about not being able to holiday at the beach as planned.


hey folks! I’ve been woodshedding on linking binary data to both music and graphics (in ChucK and Processing). I recently did a collaboration with UK based artist Jeremy Gluck where I sonified some binary data provided by him and generated some Processing graphics from the sound–he then did some heavy processing of both to generate an ambient piece (described here:

My graphics stuff is still pretty crude but I’m having fun working on it.

I’m really grateful for the work of this group–it’s a well I keep coming back to. I draw on Junto stuff a lot for my live shows these days. The vocal samples from Junto 0419 especially-you all produced some really incredible stuff. Thanks for the inspiration!

take care and hope you and yours are safe and well. Charlie


I’ve made a lot of recordings over the years, but during April 2020 it’s just been off the chart. I’ve created, edited, and titled more than 70 pieces just in April, and I know I might have another 15 or 20 waiting to be edited.

Because of my output, I release a lot of things under pseudonyms. But I try to pick the best and release them under my name, Mark Rushton.

“Vivid Dreams” was made on April 5th, edited shortly thereafter, and put together with 11 other tracks to be released on the album The Edge of Distance on Bandcamp on April 14th and on all the other streamers on April 22nd.

Once an album hits the streamers, I always listen to it to make sure everything is OK with the files. It was on that listen when Vivid Dreams really stood out. I think it’s one of the best pieces of music I’ve ever created.

I don’t know how to describe this music: Chihei Hatakeyama meets Harold Budd in a foggy cathedral? That’s pretty close, I think.

Luckily, I have a place where I can go and work on everything with little distraction.

More about me at: markrushton.com


been at the Tidal Club
seen some of you all there :slight_smile:
wait, Tidal and SuperDirt makes a sampling drum machine?


I have also been playing with visualizing, with meh… success, but here is the link for that as well:

Been kinda all over the map lately, trying to figure out how to perform some of these live, visualize them, take inspiration from where ever possible. Thanks for taking the time. Hope everyone is doing the best they can under the various shelter in place circumstances. As an aside, I titled this as a variation of Doom Mood, which with my typing skills turned into doomoob. ~K


Had to miss the last several Junto assignments. I’ve been teaching Architecture studio courses remotely since early March and had to rewrite all of my coursework so that it made sense when delivered online.

This patch has been up for a while, it’s a modular patch exploration trying to recreate generative music something like Jon Hassell’s Dream Theory in Malaya, or the Possible Musics project with Hassell and Brian Eno.

It almost works…


Recorded this a few weeks ago, but I’m busy with a more finished version, so I figured I might share the rough here. Beat programmed in Logic and run out through a monitor. Guild Starfire through Fender Blues Junior. The whole thing recorded with an sE Electronics Se5 and a Voodoo VR2 (in M/S configuration).


Excellent stuff. In combination with the imagery it made me think of John Adams Become Ocean, which I love.


A track which uses the same stuck record source as a number of other tracks I’ve made. I was recording some vinyl onto a digital source and went off to do something else and came back to see the record was stuck but it sounded great. The stuck record happened right at the end of a track, so you get a tiny bit of tail - a drone which made a nice kind of lock-groove.
A few tracks on my recent album (https://audioobscura.bandcamp.com/album/self-isolation-tapes) also used this same sample…


This is an excerpt of a stereo mock-up/composite for a comissioned permanent installation that I’m currently finalising for the Angaston Railway Precinct redevelopment.

In its finalised form the sound composition will be broadcast across a nine-channel ‘sound pole’ installation arranged in a grid formation. Since the sound sequences are all of varying lengths, the resulting phase relations will create a dynamic, shifting composition for visitors to experience in-situ.

This mock-up provides an impression of what the work may sound like at a given iteration.


I recorded two tracks this last week (a producer call) both using my voice and bowed basses, one served for the haiku challenge (https://soundcloud.com/daniel-diaz/minimal-voices-2)
the second is for this junto:

Take care, DD


Already a month ago now, we set up “isolation camp” with two of our three kids - an early morning walk the only daily ritual outside the house. The picture on Soundcloud is from one of those walks… I uploaded this piece one day after a walk - and might be getting back to it (lot’s of things I want to change).

Where I live, things are far from normalising, but are, at least, evolving towards more opportunities to get out of the woodshed. But, I think, it’s important to keep it ready - we might have to get back in.

I hope everyone is holding on…


just released an album a few minutes ago
music from the last few days
(im making even more than an album a week atm (sorry))

done a minimix of the tracks (just in live8 adjusted to 171bpm and a bit of izotope vinyl)

t r a c k l i s t
1 \ Vell
2 cohn
3 dcon b
4 egdillor
5 lefr
6 mindfire
7 slash vell ceylong
8 tainer drone (feat. kayko)


I wanted to experiment with drones again. It’s been a while. It’s in layered textured sounds I find myself most comfortable even as I often challenge myself to step outside those boundaries I still find there’s stuff to still explore, with the world as my palette.

This actually went up briefly before this task was announced but i thought it fit the bill perfectly so what was once a thing is now a disquiet thing


@bassling very lush and the visuals are great too


This doesn’t quite align with my usual work, nor really with lines. That being said, everybody I have played it to seems to enjoy it, so here we go:

Pop tune made in Renoise by yours truly. Its all samples based, some acoustic drum samples, a Moog Sub 37 sample, the solo bit is a guitar sample actually. CR-78 during and after the breakdown. Airy female vocal sample originally recorded in F#. Happy brass bits provided by Zebralette (so not all samples I guess).


Disquiet Junto Project 0435: Woodshed Report
The Assignment: Share something you’ve been working on (and respond to what others post).

Improvised on a Linnstrument. Sounds by Garageband.


@project-dirigent Interesting stuff - kinda reminded me of Zorn in the games era