Hi. I’ve been painting for four days straight. How are you?
Oh, right, this is the Junto.
My boyfriend and I have been volunteering at the local chapter/division/whatever of Meals on Wheels since last September, mostly food prep or whatever else they need. Recently they hired us to paint the dining room (currently covid-closed); we’ve no prior experience but apparently we did a decent enough job that they asked us to do the kitchen and a storage area and now the lobby and all the hallways and all the doors to the offices and I am very tired.
Anyway, I had made a recording of myself applying painter’s tape in one of the hallways by a large walk-in freezer, and I had coincidentally already poked through this recording and picked out some segments that could work as loops (though mostly non-dyadic). So in response to this prompt, I poked through another recording I made at Meals on Wheels – last month, cleaning out a bunch of coolers, outside, with a scrub pad and a hose and birds and passersby and many other noises – and picked out segments of the same lengths as the tape recording (ahem) excerpts. The cooler samples are panned left and the tape samples are panned right. I arranged the longer segments as loops with a random chance of alternating between sources, with a dry whole-note delay, and made the shorter segments into two drum kits playing different patterns but with a random chance of each hit triggering the other kit’s corresponding sample, with a bit of short bright reverb. I made two renders and layered them together, panned slightly apart, with EQ (highpass, high-mid boost) and a limiter.