The effect of music

Disquiet Junto 0345 Sample Time



The Junto this week ask we make our own drum machine sounds and then make something of them.

My sounds come from 2011-13, when I was recording playgrounds in and around Leeton for the centenary of the town.

It's been interesting to revisit those productions, hearing how my skills have developed but also remembering how interesting the sounds were from those unlikely musical instruments.

A few of the sounds have been repitched and I seem to have made an error somewhere, as I used the same sound from a swing seat a few times.

The video is a little glitchy in places but Ableton Live has handled the short edits better than expected.

Tiny Abode



Made a song from snippets of 2017!

The title is a play on the genre microhouse for the style of using short samples.

naviarhaiku237 – The distant mountains



The haiku this week reminded that I thought I could hear a dragonfly in this recording made at Ulupna Island.

It's the same recording that contributed a jumping fish to my "In Sea" Junto this week.

That fish might've been a Murray Cod, if only because that was the river.

Signature problem solved

That sort of plummy quality to early electronic music was just a technical problem they were trying to get around.

Mean a thing, it does not

Disquiet Junto 0342 In Sea



Record a piece of music in tribute to Terry Riley’s In C using only samples of water sounds.


These videos were collected at Valla Beach, Ebor Falls and on the Murray River at Ulupna Island.

The short loops were gated to produce rhythms, which also included resonators.