I wish my life had background music


Disquiet Junto 0611 Music That Listens to Itself


The Disquiet Junto assignment this week is to "Record a piece of music that repurposes itself as it proceeds."

I pondered that directive for while, at first thinking it was about establishing a leitmotif, then reading the detail about effects:

From reverb to echo to tape loops to granular synthesis to accessing a buffer, various techniques serve such a compositional and performance purpose. Consider a means to achieve this result.

This led me to use my gated effects with two chords to draw attention to how the different pedals are triggered by the drumloop to shape the ukulele part.

The effects chain splits an octave below and above, while the original part goes to the Empress Zoia pedal with the "Loopforest" preset.

On the octave below is a Mainframe bitcrusher and Bass Synth, while the octave above goes through a stereo chorus and into the Modrex.

The drumloop is going through a Platform compressor and Generation Loss, before being filtered by a Mini Kaoss Pad.

The Beastie Boys are releasing

naviarhaiku504 – Lazing in shadows

Layered up my takes from the Junto recording for the Naviar track this week.

Every day is better


Disquiet Junto 0609 Speed Limit Pt 1


The Disquiet Junto instruction is to "Record a simple track at 60 BPM in 4/4 that will be reworked subsequently by other musicians."

naviarhaiku503 – Caterpillar


This haiku shared by Naviar Records prompted me to record the chords I'd been jamming with on my electric ukulele.


Disquiet Junto 0608 Nature-to-Text


As someone, I think Brian Eno, once said “Honour thy error as a hidden intention.” 

When I read the Junto instructions I thought they said to use a text-to-speech tool to turn a field recording into instructions for a composition. 

Anyway, it led me to plan to use lines from my micro-journal with a recent field recording to start a composition. 

After I double-checked the assignment and realised my error, I tried Youtube's auto-subtitles and Macwhisper but couldn't use a speech-to-text tool to turn a field recording into instructions. 

So, I took the instruction to also include considering Eno and his hidden intention is where that recording landed.