Disquiet Junto Project 0465: You Thank

Pretty much every week when the latest compositional prompt goes live, I thank everyone for their generosity with their time and creativity. This week, thankfulness is the theme itself.

Disquiet Junto Project 0465: You Thank
The Assignment: Make a piece of music for someone or something toward which you feel thankful.

Step 1: Think of someone (friend, family member, source of inspiration, etc.) you’re thankful for, or perhaps a thing (instrument, institution, a local business, etc.).

Step 2: Write a short piece of music dedicated to the subject you focused on in Step 1.

Seven More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: Include “disquiet0465” (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 “disquiet0465” (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 the end of the day Monday, November 30, 2020, at 11:59pm (that is, just before midnight) wherever you are. It was posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Length: The length is up to you. Brevity is the soul of gratitude. Or something like that.

Title/Tag: When posting your tracks, please include “disquiet0465” 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:

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The project is now live. Thanks, everyone.


So, this isn’t something I’ve specifically recorded for the project here, but rather something I’ve been working on for quite a while. It’s a work in progress in memory of my father, who passed away 1½ years ago now. But the theme of this project was too fitting not to post it here, I hope you guys will like it.

Edit: Sorry for the abrupt ending, I must have cut the duration too short without noticing.


As it happens, I was up this morning fooling around on guitar and thinking about how grateful I am for the fuzzbox–the little device that turns a guitar into a violin, or a chainsaw, or a can of bees etc. I remember my first one, an MXR Distortion+. I couldn’t bear to turn it off! I’ve had plenty since then. The one on this track is a good one, a Twinote Pi Fuzz (I guess it’s a Big Muff clone?), about $30 on Amazon! Sustain for days.

Grateful for this group too, thanks everyone and thanks Marc, hope you all are well. Best,



This weeks Disquiet Junto challenge is both simple and really hard. There is so much to be thankful for - its overwhelming.

I decided to still try to make a small thing for family and friends - the platforms and roofs of a good life. Grounding, supporting, protecting, and covering for you.

In this, made in the Ableton Live 11 beta, you might spot some 8Dio cellos and sopranos, some ambient tabla samples and handplayed drums. Valhalla reverb, Sinevibes “Array” etc.

Happy thanksgiving all.


Well, allow me to return the thanks to you, Marc, and the rest of the Disquiet Junto participants, for getting me back into music making after a very long hiatus. I would not have made nearly as much music this year without the weekly impetus. Actually, I believe it was Charlie @NorthWoods that turned me on to the group, so special thanks to you, Charlie!

I’ve switched coasts temporarily and am away from my studio, so this is a soundscape I recorded for a previous week (I’ve forgotten which) that I’ve just quickly touched up in Logic. Some vibraphone and a couple synths with some wood block and waterphone knocking around, fed through unmentionable effects, all thanks to the Disquiet Junto.


I’m happy to be here participating in the lines community and the Disquiet Junto. The Junto has helped keep me sane during these challenging times. That said I am very thankful for these things and it’s difficult to express in words just how thankful I feel.

The track includes a field recording of my holiday breakfast as recorded from the fridge. A small pocket of peace in an awful year.


have had trouble with… keeping faith lately… in myself, in the world… disquiet junto got me outta my head long enough to create, then with time… some strange healing… and now… not sure how long it will last… but i’m creating more music than i have in decades, and i have disquiet junto to thank for that.

separately, for some reason… when i thought of the first thing to come to mind in attempting to thank all of you in the junto… the beginning of Christina Aguilera’s “What A Girl Wants” kept going through my head, so… uh… here she is in fine form, as a token of my appreciation:


Bobby Rangell: alto sax
Nico Arnicho: percussion
Daniel Diaz: acoustic bass guitar & live synth sparkles

Live in the studio recording, circa 2007 in Paris, reworked and remixed Friday November 27th 2020.

Again, from the masters I got back some weeks ago and I am rediscovering and reworking some music for there.
This is part of a one day session with these extraordinary musicians this is the only session with the three of us together in the studio. We recorded tones of music that day, including junto0463 and naviarhaiku358 with a 4th element , Pajaro Canzani on guitar)

This is the introduction to an instrumental composition we recorded for a producer (documentary) who accepted the mix but later asked for the introduction to be removed.
So this free form 2 minutes remained unused.
I remixed this today for this thanksgiving junto challenge as a thank you note for those excellent musicians.

I spent some time live and i the studio with Bobby since that day, but completely lost track of Nico, 10.000 Km between us…

Going back to these masters is a joy and reminds me how great it is to play together with fellow musicians and how grateful I am that I could do it with such great, talented guys.

Photo by DD: self portrait with blue forms

Happy thanksgiving everybody, love
DD 27/NOV/2020


Thanks to all those who have contributed to the development of digital technology. Without it none of what we do here would be possible.
Piece for digital ‘orchestra’ created in Pure Data & incorporating the framework for a march that I submitted for disquiet0464…


The playlist is rolling:


I’ve been catching up, listening to(and buying) a bit of more Jim O’Rourke’s formiddable Steamroom editions over on his Bandcamp. For the most part, these are longform works (~30mins to 1 1/2 hours) composed primarily on a Serge modular synth. There are also archival editions going back as far as 1992. Getting into these can be daunting (there are currently 51 releases!) but the recent output is incredible: especially the drone-y, ambient vibes of 40, 45 and 50.

So, this drone of mine - on my studio modular set up - goes out to Jimbo. Thanks for the ongoing inspiration, you wonderful human.

It’s an excerpt from a patch that I’d left running for about half an hour. The core of the patch’s activity is a newly acquired Doepfer Wave Multiplier, which works beautifully when the CV controls are being affected very discreetly. The signal is also passed through a Doepfer Wasp Filter. Around this, there’s a dual delay emulating a pair of long tape loops. The artefact sounds (warbles, clicks, static) are stems from my new album, Mote Music. I’m looking to ‘deconstruct’ the album for live performance next year, so I thought I’d incorporate them into the mix of this patch. I like how - at times - they almost sound like field recordings.


I’m thankful to “s p i e l : f e l d” and “Fingers In The Noise” for bringing me dubtechno.

The other day I rediscovered dubtechno. Some years ago I listened to a lot of dubtechno. The mentioned artists/labels define what I was listening to. I never really tried to do dubtechno myself. I made some tracks that was close to dubtechno. Like soundcloud.com/gis_sweden/tonatureingstbb452

Now I have a DAW! Noob. Maybe I can make some dubtechno? In this track I only use “plug-ins” delivered with the DAW. If I really want to do dubtechno - about 7 years too late… I guess I must get deep into my DAW and buy expensive reverbs, delays, tape echoes, samplers, granular synthesis, plug ins etc.
The hi-hat is made with my modular. The background noise is recorded with my phone. The track is mixed and “mastered” in my SP-404SX…
Dubtechno also comes with certain aesthetics. I use my own picture. Taken from where the background noise is recorded.

s p i e l : f e l d (Berlin-based netlabel)
example: soundcloud.com/spielfeld/spfpod083_dubfeelings

Fingers In The Noise (Laurent Bisch)
example: soundcloud.com/fitn/fingers-in-the-noise-plug-lay-radio-show-tilos-fm-903-12112016

And all mixes on youtube!


i feel thankful for very little at the moment
i am grateful and relieved that my partner has found us a nice flat to stay at in my parents village
my parents were trying to get us to stay with them over christmas; ignoring obvious risks.

i made this in vital
tempo stretched and some reverb in audacity


This year I am grateful for many things, and thankful for having crossed paths with some amazing people. This track is not by any means a comprehensive list, it’s just the start.

I met a bunch of incredible people through Jogging House’s
Patreon / Discord
, I am grateful for that.

One of them is Daniel DeWitt, who records as The Lifted Index. He has released
a wonderful album a few weeks ago - Sedna. I have listened to it every day
since it came out, it truly lifts my spirits. He kindly allowed me to sample it
for this track, for which I am incredibly humbled and thankful.

I used oooooo to sample and perform the piece; it’s a delightful instrument
for Norns, developed by @infinitedigits, who has been releasing updates
at an incredible pace - thank you so much, Zack.

Finally, you’ve all heard of Lines :slight_smile: Thank you so much.

Now for the boring bits:

I sampled several parts from Distances are walls (1st track on Sedna) with oooooo beforehand, then arranged and performed them in parallel with my little modular box (Marbles/Plaits). These are both feeding a Cocoquantus, which goes into a Fostex cassette recorder.


I started out making drums that were fast and wild to reflect my cat’s fast reflexes and crazy behavior. Eventually the harmony and melody felt a bit emo, which kind of captures my warm feelings for him as he has kept me company for quite a while now. He’s a baller.


Kept it simple. I am extremely grateful for the music. The sounds from synths to glitches, weird bass lines, noises, everything.



I like your image. Winter trees are endlessly photogenic. Spring is overrated.

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I especially like the pattern it makes against the sky, but yeah.

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