Posted by Marc Weidenbaum on the Disquiet Junto Community Page:
Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto group, a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. This project was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Disquiet Junto Project 0326: Wave Turntable
In collaboration with composer Danny Clay, make music for his exhibit with artist Jon Fischer using only sine waves and turntable surface noise.
Step 1: Tracks in this project will be played as part of a free event in San Francisco at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (mcevoyarts.org) on Saturday, April 7, 2018, for an exhibit by composer Danny Clay (dclaymusic.com) and artist Jon Fischer (feather2pixels.com). The project was developed in collaboration with Clay. Before proceeding, consider the sort of music that might be conducive as partially-heard, partially-background music for an art event.
Step 2: Compose a short piece of music using only sine waves and the surface sounds of vinyl played on a turntable. Those two sources are inspirations for the Clay/Fischer exhibit. (The cover image to this project shows some of Fischer’s turntable art.)
Turntable Drawing No. 27
Format: community-sourced digital audio project
Duration: 51 tracks, 179 minutes
Lead Artist: Marc Weidenbaum
Collaborators: Disquiet Junto Community (Cissi Tsang, Like a Halo in Reverse, E. June, Disconcert, Euclidean~~~, k-blamo, Detritus Tabu3, Total Energy, name constant, New Tendencies, Suss Müsik, Larry Frazier, Benn DeMole, halF unusuaL, seenism, krseward, Chris Boulter, Matthew G. Daniel, radio hummingbird, Hypoid, Daniel Diaz, Mountain/Shore, Mrs. Hardy, becks, Carlos R, Primitive Acoustics, disjuntolate, MtnViewMark-Bits, noimspartacus, schtean, Ohm Research, Lee Rosevere, the blank holidays, Heroic Spear Thrower, Micah Stupak, jmmy kpple, Anatol Locker, Zedkah, Contiguous Lands, Alan Bland, Will Benton, vgmrmojo, Vonna Wolf, Force Damage, Yasha, Ruairi Leydon, the bell mechanical, IDXXIII, Tuonela, Belly Full of Stars, Danny Clay)
[Disquiet Junto Project 0326]. Created for McEvoy Turntable Drawings Public Program.