the disquiet junto turned 500!! happy anniversary! and thanks for all your work and time which you dedicate to this project @disquiet!
this is ¶radio hummingbird’s contribution to this week’s disquiet junto with the serial number 0500. in short, the requirement for this contribution was to record a tune played by myself as well as by two other fictional characters.
i really loved this week’s prompt, however, it turned out to be quite difficult to achieve with the characters i have chosen. thus, this piece is certainly one of my more difficult tracks lately. but you might grow on it over time (hopefully)…
well, the first part (and introduction of sorts) is played by yours truly. i decided that i will be just my mere self just like on any old day. curious, challenging, playful and always whistling when a tune got stuck in my head.
i am followed by a rather curious persona. a random guy in a suit and top hat which you might bump into at any old fun fair. a stumpy man pushing a barrel organ through crows for a living. although he is a percussionist by trade. let’s call him james.
james is succeeded by harold. harold is a dapper young man in skinny jeans and denim shirts, sporting a nicely kept mullet and a mustache. he likes smokey basements and towers of music gear instead of humans.
1st part: looping pedals, dried plant seed pods, shells, nuts, balloon, mouth. basically a little courageous sound art/experimental pieces like i love arranging them.
2nd part: glockenspiel/carillon, chimes, diy music box, bowed glockenspiel chimes, tape loops, 4-track tape recorder. all tunes have been created especially for this track. that includes the arrangement for the music box.
3rd part: modular synthesizer, tape echo/delay. a deep look into the possibilities of sound synthesis with a vintage twist.
a daw or computers were only used for arranging the tracks and a little mastering in ableton live. easy.
please enjoy and listen loud.