The Genre of Broken Sound (Disquiet Junto Project 0274)

We used old electronic toys as well. Can’t reveal which one(s) were used, exactly. Your results were more inspired.

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Hola,
This is it…https://soundcloud.com/user-651760074/broken-charmdisquiet0274

https://soundcloud.com/user-651760074/broken-charmdisquiet0274
Broken Charm(disquiet0274)
What you get when you mix disappointment, the new Cubasis Room Works, Kiev, Chicago, short wave radio, voice tests and loads of effects? This weeks piece. Started with a nice Chicago bass line in Gadget, added a sparse but heavy beat and loaded up all sorts of field recordings. Disembodied voices, shortwave, static, and old 78 record noises where loaded into multiple instances of Abu Dhabi sampler and applied as needed. I was looking for more of a personal broken with the sound, not the broken sound itself…huh That made sense :-/ Anyways, only iOS toys were injured here, Gadget, Cubasis, Audioshare, F-16, and Algoridims dj2. somehow I got lost along the way…

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Nice link, I am going to have some fun with that later

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“…And this house is such a shit hole. I don’t have the energy for it, man. The emotional energy. I just don’t want to be here. I don’t give a fuck…”

Broken: “(of a person) having given up all hope; despairing.”

Sound: “sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise”

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Umm I kind of just messed around until I thought it had some cool stuff. I used quite a lot of Abelton beat repeat. There are four tracks, a drum track, a guitar track (with beat repeat) in the mid range, a high range track, and my son doing throat singing in the low range.

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This was pretty hard to do without thinking of noise music in general and I tried to stray away from that because I thought it’d be too on the nose. I don’t think I strayed far enough, but the process here is taking an ALREADY existing song (internet points if you guess which one, gaming nerds) and stretching, reversing, then applying destructive filters from a brew I quite like (aka breaking something that already exists). On top I placed some chord pads in key (which are also a bit broken/gated). Also some drums because breaking sometimes is about the hits.

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Great idea, and it shows the versatility of your work over the year too: you can hear the individual pieces!

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Broken mood this evening… Made some broken music.
https://soundcloud.com/the_bell_mechanical/breakmind-disquiet0274

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most everything i do aspires to the condition of broken sound…

But, on reflection, you can’t really break sound, whilst there’s still something to hear, right? You can degrade and damage it but actual capital b breaking is binary; it either is or it isn’t, seems to me anyhow…

anyway, so i decided to take a bunch of files - my track count. All of goo, some recordings of the rain and hail from earlier today, some sounds of public transport infrastructure i’d recorded earlier in the week - and played them back one at a time into my Zoom recorder whilst, uhm, waggling the input wire about so all its connections were intermittent, often in one stereo channel rather than both, thereby breaking the sound, right?

An awkward way to make a semi-percussive mess but, equally, a pretty fun way to spend a couple of hours.

[with thanks to @fjna for pointing out i’d tagged it as 0247 rather than 0274. * d u h *]

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Here’s mine: https://soundcloud.com/plusch/shattered-disquiet0274

For this project, I revisited my first Disquiet Junto entry (https://soundcloud.com/plusch/disquiet0225-serialcomposition). Before that work reached its final form, I had recorded a track of the melody on piano, and a track of accompanying piano chords. I ran each of those tracks through a home-built Pure Data patch that uses noise values to play parts of the tracks at different frequencies, and to mute playback when the values are in a certain range. The patch also adds a low-pass filter, very short stereo delay, and limiting. The resulting tracks were panned 40% left and right and mixed in Audacity.

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To me the most obvious and literal broken sound is clipping. I opened a file recently that was incompatible with the software and it opened with an absurd amount of gain, something like 14,000x, the software could not read it and was reduced to bleeps and bloops trying to parse it. I thought I had made a recording of the output but can’t find it now. So though not quite the same, the first part of this track is what happens when you open an .aifc file in Audacity, lots of gain and clipping. This is a minute long thumb piano file. The rest of the track is a short paulstretch synth piece that I maxed out the amplify effect in Audacity with, then added overdrive, then another layer of distortion.

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Hello, here’s my contribution for this week. Live recorded from playing with Aalto and a little sound squeezing effect. How to break sound without making noise?

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Love an imagined genre.

i think I went for more broken music than broken sound but it was cranky good fun.

richard

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this assignment was quite easy for me to accomplish because i have several hours of stuff like this recorded with a friend from 2010 til 2013.
this track was recorded live and there are no overdubs, mixing or other manipulations done after the recoding.
as far as i can remember we used EMS Synthi Custom,Guitars,Bass,Voice,
Looper,Ringmodulators,Drum Machine,RE-201 and some Foot pedals.

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It been a while since my last disquiet and its been fun.

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https://soundcloud.com/ohm-research/elmer-disquiet-0274

This started out being broken, but somewhere along the line I put it back together again. At least partially. it is possible I am guilty of losing the plot.

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Another strange video…

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This weekend, decided to do a big track! Lots of abuse of 8 instances of Cakewalk Z3ta (what a great synth!). Quick arpeggios, waveshaping, bit crushing, overdrive, distortion, sample reduction - the intention was noise, chaos, and a frantic pace.
It’s not -really- broken sound to my ears tho!

(Fixed the issue with the first post)

Hope you enjoy.

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Hypoid, this is super stuff! Both track and video… Top notch!

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Thanks for the kind words :smiley: Glad you enjoyed!

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