Disquiet Junto Project 0448: Seamless Bridge

Thanks, as always, for your generosity with your time and creativity. The vast majority of connections amid the Junto are virtual, and these days virtual connections mean more than ever. I thank you for that connection.

Disquiet Junto Project 0448: Seamless Bridge
The Assignment: Create a 20-second piece of music to connect two preexisting 20-second pieces of music.

Major thanks to 20×20’s Neil Stringfellow (@AudioObscura) for proposing this project.

Since January 20, 2020, the 20×20 project has released an album every 20 days. They have just released the 10th album, and so are thus halfway through the series, which will run until February 2021. Each album released contains 20 tracks, and each track is 20 seconds long. To celebrate the halfway point, we’ll be producing the musical equivalent of halfway points: tracks that connect two pre-existing tracks.

Step 1: Select any two tracks from the 20×20 Bandcamp page, either by ear or at random. Each track should be by a different artist in the 20×20 series. One track selected will open the piece and one will close the piece. This is where to find the tracks. They’re downloadable for free.


Step 2: Consider which of the two tracks you’ve selected in Step 1 should be used at the start (the opening 20 seconds) and which at the end (the final 20 seconds).

Step 3: Create a piece of music that is 60 seconds long. It should have one track at the start (the first 20 seconds) and one at the end (the last 20 seconds).
Create a third original piece of music for the middle section of 20 seconds that acts as a seamless bridge between the two pieces.

Note: The bridge you create between the two pieces you’re using will need to cover at least the middle 20 seconds. However, you can introduce the sounds and elements from your middle piece before the first 20 seconds ends and continue these a bit into the last 20 seconds of the track.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0448” (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 “disquiet0448” (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, August 3, 2020, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Length: The finished piece should be 60 seconds long.

Title/Tag: When posting your tracks, please include “disquiet0448” 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 448th weekly Disquiet Junto project, Seamless Bridge (The Assignment: Create a 20-second piece of music to connect two preexisting 20-second pieces of music), at:


Major thanks to 20×20’s Neil Stringfellow for proposing this project. More on 20×20 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.

The image background for this project is the logo design for the 20×20 series. The logo is by David Barrington.


The project is now live.

I decided to select randomly from the pieces on offer and use them in the order I selected them. My chosen pair were:
Two from Twenty by Mrs Dink &
Hotel stairwell whistle from 777minus1 by Sevenism

My bridge is effectively a continuation of the first section while adding (hopefully musically meaningful) elements of the second piece during my bridge. My elements overlap on both sides to smooth the transitions.

The drums were some factory sounds includes on my MPC. The pad was created on the Modal Skulpt and the “bird sounds” in the middle section were sampled from the latter piece. The elements were glued together a little using some delay, reverb and compression, and all the elements were subject to a little EQ.

Overall I’m not sure my bridge adds much to the other two elements, but it does form a passable transition. I’m also glad to know about 20x20 which I think I’ll follow more closely from now on. Thanks for another interesting project!


Greeting from lockdown, Melbourne.

The tracks were chosen at random without listening. I threw a dice to chose which of the twenty tracks I would use from the two sets. I got 1. To choose the two sets, I took off my reading glasses, the screen becomes a blur without them, and clicked on the link to the Bandcamp page and clicked on two covers without knowing who they were.

I ended up with Daniel Diaz - Twenty Fragments - 001 and Minimal_Drone-GRL - Vision - 01 Sunrise over the valley.

The two tracks are quite different, so I chose to bridge the tracks with a third independent piece rather than try to blend or morph between them. If I was at high school, I think my teacher would say that I hadn’t adequately answered the question.

Daniels piece does this little descending thing in Fm (? I dont have perfect pitch :smiley: ) ending on what sounds like F no 3rd, leaving it to me, ambiguous and needing resolution. I like the transition from Fmaj to Gmaj7, so that’s where I went. Minimal Drone GRL’s track starts with a repeating pattern in what sounds like Fmaj7 to me, so from F to Gmaj7 to Fmaj7, I’m right in the middle.

Daniels piece is a minimal ambient melody played on a slightly out of tune piano with an ominous ending on a BOC-ish suspended chord, so I wanted to continue that feel which fits nicely with Minimal Drone GRL’s Lo-Fi vibe. I used a simple sequence, processed to sound Lo-Fi and a minimal piano melody using degraded processing to bridge the two.


That is pretty seemles :slight_smile:


The first piece is haLF unusual’s - semI autO biO graphicaL - 14 Graphical 3 - auto 1-2
My bridge is in the middle followed by Rupert Lally’s - Penta
I used sections of a recording of different electro magnetic fields to get similar to half unusual’s piece and a DM77 drum module to connect to Rupert’s.
Thanks Mark and all who take part in the junto :slight_smile: and listen to the tracks.


Rupert Lally 10 deca. Simon Mc Corry. used tracks 1 -3


This was a quick, fun project. I selected the first two pieces from Simon McCorry’s 20 Transmissions From The 20th Century and used the ideas from each in my bridge.

Seemless Bridge was written for two Violas.

The score for the little middle section can be found at https://bit.ly/39LyZK0


Transitions are one of the most difficult challenges in music making and this project is an excellent opportunity to bring together your compositional chops. To make a seamless bridge between two composers work is more difficult that you think. Here is my go at working with haLF unusual’s “bio 2 -semi 4” and sevenism’s “otmoor - mod” My transition was made using Native Instruments products. Thanks for listening and for your feedback.


I chosed Rupert Lally´s No. 18 “Octakeideca” for the first track and Mrs Dink´s track 3 “Nineteen” for the second one. Between the two tracks I played guitar. Thanks to Rupert and Mrs Dink for the inspiring music!!!


@GLSmyth: Your track seems to have disappeared from SoundCloud. Are you in the process of replacing it, or did a copyright algorithm get at it?

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I needed to update the sound file and the only way to do that was to remove the original and recreate it. Alas, for some reason this system is not finding https://soundcloud.com/glsmyth/seemless-bridge-disquiet0448 so I am going to give it a different name and try reposting.



Sounds good. Thanks!

And the playlist is now rolling:


This was a quick, fun project. I selected the first two pieces from Simon McCorry’s 20 Transmissions From The 20th Century and used the ideas from each in my bridge.

Seemless Transmissions was written for two Violas.

The score for my portion can be found at https://bit.ly/39LyZK0


So many brilliant tracks to choose from! I went with a couple of tracks from https://20x20project.bandcamp.com/album/twenty and https://20x20project.bandcamp.com/album/777minus1

Big shout out to Neil for his brilliant 20x20 Project idea - it’s really genius!

Best wishes to everyone!



Kind words Darren!
This track of yours of very special - you weren’t tempted to use your own 20x20 album???!

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20x20Project is so fun! I love creating short tracks.
I wonder if anyone will dare choose a track from my album to span to or from…
tay_ploops ~ dish of orcas

For this Junto I created a bridge between
Minimal_Drone*GRL ~ Vision ~ Sunrise over the valley
Simon McCorry ~ 20 Transmissions From The 20th Century ~ Part 9

The middle smear i made sound collage from a bunch of cassette tape field recordings recently captured. Ouus and hisses, protest chants, french radio, cut and paste and changes of pitch. It get’s a bit too hissy in there but i really felt like the first sample led me straight into the mess. I enjoy how the cello clears everything away everytime.


Nice transition, works well.


Works really well :slight_smile: