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Disturbance in The Morse [disquiet0050-morsebeat]

Tuonela on December 15, 2012 21:14

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    disquiet0050-morsebeat

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    That’s the Morse for my username.

    This wasn’t very promising at first, just a loop of undiluted Morse code produced by an online Morse generator. I hand copied the pattern, (including spaces) into a wonderfully simple free drum machine called Hydrogen, assigning long to cymbal, short to kick and space to hi-hat, threw in some misleading handclaps (I have a crap sense of rhythm and beats are a mystery to me) and added it, along with the original code track processed in a number of bizarre (and, in one case, accidental) ways, then processed the 120bpm drum track and added a bit of low drone… and it was fun.

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    This week’s project explores invokes Morse Code for its rhythmic content. The instructions are as follows: Select a word or phrase. Encode that word or phrase by the Morse method. Record a rhythmic foundation in which the dash is represented by a long beat and the dot by a brief one. Use that rhythmic foundation as a loop for the length of your track, at the speed you desire — speed can vary over the length of the recording. Record accompanying drone/melodic material that takes the underlying rhythm as its compositional foundation.

    More on this 50th Disquiet Junto project at:

    http://disquiet.com/2012/12/13/disquiet0050-morsebeat/

    More details on the Disquiet Junto at: Disquiet Junto

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    Image is "Hum...I Feel A Disturbance in The Force..." By Pedro Vezini (used without permission)

    "Disturbance in The Morse [disquiet0050-morsebeat]" by Tuonela is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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