EDIT: To find a partner, add your name to this spreadsheet:
For folks new to the forum, the equinox is a time we usually choose as a deadline for the Lines Community Remix Project (LCRP). The way the concept usually works, is we give folks half the time between solstice and equinox to gather samples by a deadline. The samples are distributed to all participants, and the rest of the time is devoted to creating tracks using only those samples.
I want to ask everyone if you’d like to try a slightly different approach this time, in the interest of cultivating community.
This time, instead of spending the first few weeks gathering samples, I’d like to propose that instead, we spend the first month finding a collaborator. We might change this idea in the future to expand to trios, quartets, or quintets, but this time, I want to suggest we try a duet. Find one person you’d like to collaborate with for the LCRP whose deadline is the second equinox of 2018.
You and your partner will agree on some method for determining who goes first (flip a coin, consult the tea leaves, whatever works for your mojo) and then the first person will send the other person… something. You’ll want to talk to each other first about what makes the most sense. It could be anything. A poem. A script. A pile of samples. Some stems. An old track. A new track. A painting. A photograph. It’s just a conversation starter.
The receiver will answer this gift with another. In the spirit of improvisation, the goal is to respond with “yes, and…” taking the contribution and altering it in some way before sending it back. Perhaps you’ll transform it with effects. Perhaps you’ll add another instrument. You’ll do the thing that needs to be done in that moment.
You can also pass. Nothing further to add or change right now. Eventually you’ll both pass, and the track is complete.
The intent of this idea is to continue the “remix” concept, but in a different context, one that I hope will encourage even deeper connections than we’ve found through LCRP collaborations past. As a suggestion, you might seek out a partner that you’ve never interacted with directly in the past. This is not a requirement, but it would be in keeping with the spirit of cultivating community.
What do you think? Should we give it a try? Can you think of anything that would make the concept work even better?