This week is the 100th Disquiet Junto project:
Background: This is the 100th weekly Disquiet Junto project. The milestone happened to fall on Thanksgiving in the United States. The simple instruction this week is intended as an echo of the very first Disquiet Junto project (“Please record the sound of an ice cube rattling in a glass, and make something of it”).
My plastic kettle provided the boiling water, which was recorded using a Barcus Berry Planar Wave contact mic into a Zoom H4.
There were nice tones throughout the process of heating water but I restricted myself to the couple of seconds when the water was boiling. Missed that lovely rumble when the switch first went on.
Using Ableton Live I created four parts using two takes of a couple of seconds of boiling.
The first rotated through four loops pitched differently, which were gated using a couple of instances of Beat Repeat.
The second used Beat Repeat to create a percussive hit, hyped and massaged through various EQs and compression and then Beat Repeated again for variation every two bars.
The third was a bass loop, pitched down and reverbed before being Beat Repeated.
While the fourth was pitched up and followed a similar effects chain for the spray can-like noises.
This is my 36th Disquiet Junto I think. I've been revisiting the pieces recently with a view to compiling an album of the better tracks.