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As of March 31, 2014, there are 432 currently active members of the Disquiet Junto who have contributed tracks to the projects.

The Disquiet Junto is a collaborative music-making group in which restraints are used as a springboard for creativity. It is produced in association with Disquiet.com

Each Thursday a new Junto project is announced. Participants are expected to upload their completed tracks to the group by the following Monday at 11:59pm (that's 11:59pm wherever you are).

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Disquiet Junto Project 0119: Paperback Beatmaker

This week’s project listens to the rhythms inherent in text. Please use a manual typewriter if possible.

These are the steps:

Step 1: Locate a section of a piece of written fiction that you admire. The section should be roughly between 125 and 200 words long.

Step 2: Record youself typing those words. Please note: You need not type it perfectly, and you should feel comfortable making some corrections as part of your typing. That said, you should come as close as possible to typing it straight through. And you should, if possible, record this in stereo in a way that distinguishes between the left and right sides of your typewriter. That text should account for roughly between a minute and a half and three minutes.

Step 3: Listen through the recording, making note of rhythmic themes, such as repeated sequences of letters, or natural pauses, or intriguing spacial separations across the keyboard.

Step 4: Record a piece of music to accompany the typing, music that uses the inherent rhythm of the typing as its foundation. Imagine, if you will, that someone could listen to this music while writing, and get into the groove, the zone, the mindset of the original writer.

Step 5: Upload the file to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud and describe your approach and process in the text field associated with the track. Please be sure to name your source-material text.

Step 6: Listen to other members’ tracks as they appear in the Disquiet Junto feed on SoundCloud, and comment on them when you have the time.

Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: The length of your recording should be two minutes.

Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term “disquiet0119-paperbackbeatmaker″ in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information:

More on this 119th Disquiet Junto project — “Write music to accompany the typing of a work of fiction” — at:

http://disquiet.com/2014/04/10/disquiet0119-paperbackbeatmaker/ ;

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/?p=16588 ;

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

Disquiet Junto;

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https://flic.kr/p/bRZRL ;

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