Back to my new favorite addiction (and it’s becoming one hell of an obsession), my modular.
The Makenoise "Phonogene" behaves like a monophonic tape machine - you can record „tape“, „splice it“ and then play the material by applying modulation, alter starting points etc. It’s a great tool for making Musique concrète. I recorded snippets from the three Netlabels tracks into the system (you can hear the result at the beginning)… and started tweaking.
This is where „Cloud“ from Mutable Instrument comes in. It‘s a stereo granular effect processor. I adore granular, especially when the sound is getting lush and creamy - and this module has some great sonic qualities. Whenever I found a bit i liked, I froze the audio, moved from „tape“ to „grains“… and repeated the process.
Mastered in oZone.
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**Disquiet Junto Project 0244: Euro Mixin**
The Assignment: Combine tracks from three different European netlabels (Portugal, Spain, Switzerland) into one sonic union.
Please pay particular attention to all the instructions below, in light of SoundCloud having closed down its Groups functionality.
Big picture: One thing arising from the end of the Groups functionality is a broad goal, in which an account on SoundCloud is not necessary for Disquiet Junto project participation. We’ll continue to use SoundCloud, but it isn’t required to use SoundCloud. The aspiration is for the Junto to become “platform-agnostic,” which is why using a message forum, such as llllllll.co, as a central place for each project may work well.
And now, on to this week’s project.
Step 1: This week’s project is a remix. The following three tracks are available for creative reuse thanks to a Creative Commons license. Please download them and extract the specified source segments:
Use the first 20 seconds of “The Station and the Underclass,” performed by the Phonetic Orchestra, released on the Insub. netlabel based in Geneva:
Use the first 20 seconds of “Cloud Scissors” composed by Lo Wei; performed by Cristián Alvear, Santiago Astaburuaga, Gudinni Cortina, and Rolando Hernández, released on the Impulsive Habitat netlabel based in Portugal:
Use the first 20 seconds of “Zraerza,” performed by Geeksha Beka and Berio Molina, released on the Alg-a netlabel based in Galicia:
Step 2: Create an original piece of music based on the source audio from Step 1.
More on this 244th weekly Disquiet Junto project — “Combine tracks from three different European netlabels (Portugal, Spain, Switzerland) into one sonic union” — at:
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Image associated with this project is by Thomas, used via Flickr and a Creative Commons license: