Yes, the image for this week is, indeed, an extreme closeup of one of R. Murray Schafer’s ears.
Disquiet Junto Project 0446: WWWLDD
The Assignment: Celebrate World Listening Day for the whole weekend.
Step 1: This weekend it’s World Listening Day, which occurs every year on July 18, which is the birthday of R. Murray Schafer, the composer and acoustic ecologist. This year, the theme for World Listening Day is “The Collective Field,” as proposed by Katherine Krause.
Step 2: Read about this theme, “The Collective Field,” at:
Step 3: Make a piece of music for World Listening Day, inspired by the theme, or just in the spirit of the occasion.
Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:
Step 1: Include “disquiet0446” (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 “disquiet0446” (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.
Deadline: This project’s deadline is Monday, July 20, 2020, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
Length: The length is up to you.
Title/Tag: When posting your tracks, please include “disquiet0446” 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: It is always 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:
More on this 446th weekly Disquiet Junto project, Disquiet Junto Project 0446: WWWLDD — The Assignment: Celebrate World Listening Day for the whole weekend — at:
More on World Listening Day at:
More on the Disquiet Junto at:
Subscribe to project announcements here:
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.
Image detail via the Wikipedia page for R. Murray Schafer: