I didnt know the late Jeffrey Melton in person - but it’s an honor to contribute to his music through this project.
Took a piece of Jeffreys „Unwind“-Session (around 11:00). All drum-parts and several soundbits were made by several copies of the original, which I EQ’d, granulated, de-verbed, re-pitched and mangled in several ways. Added some NI Absynth 5 and Abletons Operator.
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Disquiet Junto Project 0066: Communing with Nofi
This week’s project is a tribute to the late Jeffrey Melton, the talented musician, best known on SoundCloud and Twitter as @nofi. Melton passed away a few days ago, on March 30, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he lived with his wife and seven-year-old son. He was 42. Melton had been involved with the Disquiet Junto since the very first Junto project, back in January 2012, and he early on volunteered to create a Twitter list of the handles of participating Junto members.
The theme of this project, the 66th in the weekly Disquiet Junto series, is “posthumous collaboration”: communing through music.
These are the steps:
Step 1: Download the following live session of Jeffrey Melton performing. It was recorded in June of last year. Warning: it’s fairly sizable, at over 350 MBs: nofi.org/media/2012-06-15-Unwind-live-session.mp3
Step 2: The track is quite long, so select a segment of between 2 and 5 minutes. The best way to go about this might be to do it at random (just put the needle down, as it were), but of course feel free to listen at length and select a favorite section.
Step 3: Once you have your extracted segment, set the opening of the track to fade in.
Step 4: Set the ending of the track to cut out suddenly.
Step 5: Listen to it several times, to get to know it.
Step 6: Record yourself performing live along with the segment you have selected. Any instrumentation is fine. Just no voice. Be sure to play alone for approximately 10 seconds after Melton’s performance cuts off.
Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013, at 11:59pm wherever you are.
Length: Your finished work should be the length determined in steps 2 and 6 above.
This track is a posthumous collaboration with Jeffrey Melton, aka Nofi, who passed away on March 30, 2013. It was recorded live in April 2013 atop a June 2012 Melton live recording.
More on this 66th Disquiet Junto project at: disquiet.com/2013/04/04/disquiet0066-nonofi/
More of Melton/Nofi’s music at: www.nofi.org
Read Melton’s obituary here: www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwa…amp;pid=163988588
More details on the Disquiet Junto at: soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info
- posthumous collaboration