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Another track for the Disquiet Junto project.

This week’s effort is the 16th weekly Junto, and it is a shared-sample project. The theme is “background and foreground.” There are two provided samples, one of sandpaper and the other of dice. Please make one track employing both samples. You can transform them in any way you wish. You can add other elements if you choose to. However, one of the two samples should provide the predominant background sound, and the other should provide the predominant foreground sound. Which does which is up to you.

I decided to use only the samples of the sandpaper and the dice and not add any other sounds. I wanted to check if I can create melody out of simply non-melodic sounds.

I started with a great sound designer tool which is Ableton’s Sampler. I uploaded the dice sounds and used a very tiny portion of the sound between 0:05:523 and 0:05:529. When I played it back and forward it become a nice instrument. I created some melodic loops which were later “damaged” in Gleetchlab 3.0. – This melodic sounds become the foreground.

Later I used all possible tools to create some hissing noisy soundscapes out of the sandpaper sound. I layered 4 of those sandsapes which become an interesting background for me. Later I used some EQ modification in Ableton live and composed the whole track there.

Sandpaper sample by HerbertBoland
Dice sample by Robinhood76

More details on the Disquiet Junto at: Disquiet Junto

Disquiet Junto Project 0015: RGB Interaction

I decided to use the 3 samples that I recorded using a contact microphone.
Please watch the short film showing how the samples were recorded:

First I used a RED sheet of paper. I glued the contact microphone to the paper and recorded 22.5 seconds of the rain (it was an impulse because it started to rain when I got an idea)

Later i glued the contact microphone to the GREEN glass and played the glass with a bow. I recorded 30 seconds of a nice tune which later became some kind of soundscape.

The last part was a preparation of a simple BLUE instrument. I used a BLUE ice-cream box. I drilled two holes and put a plastic rod through the holes. Than I used the BLUE rubber band as some kind of strings. I recorded 27 seconds of me playing the rubber strings.

Of course the recordings were a bit longer so I had to cut them to the proper length.

The three samples became the only material for the whole track. Finally I made a track using Ableton Live.

More details on the Disquiet Junto
Please also CHECK my label:

I took part in a nice project of the Disquiet Junto Group on SoundCloud.

The aim of the project was to re-tell a very short and simple story – an anecdote really, an everyday slice of life – utilizing sound.

This was the story:

Background: Matt Madden’s single-page comic is the template for a book he created titled 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. In the book, Madden told that same story 99 different ways, each in a different comic-book style. For example, he told it as a superhero comic, he told it as a manga, he told it as experienced from upstairs, and he told it as if it were overheard at a bar. Madden did this in homage to the French writer Raymond Queneau’s own Exercises in Style, which is a key text of the literary movement known as Oulipo. Oulipo approaches the act of writing with intentional constraints, and the movement’s approach to creativity was a strong influence on the development of the Disquiet Junto. Oubapo is the name of the comics version of Oulipo. What we’re up to is the musical version: Oumupo

More on Matt Madden and his book 99 Ways to Tell a Story at: