Hehe had fun this week…not only with this DJ project - but also 'course I met with CR Hougaard (Christian is his name) who's also a DJ 'ist. We hung out at a lecture and performance with Marcus Popp aka Oval in Aarhus, DK a couple of days ago - great fun…
Anyway, for this weeks assignment I wanted to try using sounds from the actual source material to make the inserted mistakes - it sounded alright but not quite what I was looking for… So I went to my goto box of field-recordings to see what was there, and after pulling out the sheep, that's heard as the first mistake, I was sold, and went down that lane to the land out out...I ended up using the following sounds:
Gondolier in Venize - arguing I guess
Coil recording of electromagnetic radiation
U bahn in Berlin
Disquiet Junto Project 0113: Pretty Groundhog
This week's project is dedictaed to the late Harold Ramis, and it takes as its theme his film Groundhog Day. In the film, the character played by Bill Murray gets up each morning and hears the same song on the clock radio. As the film proceeds, Murray's character relives the same day over and over, slowly perfecting the day by making mistakes and then learning from his mistakes. This composition prompt is informed by that narrative.
Step 1: Extract the first 33 seconds of the track "Pretty Little Baby" as performed by Josephine Baker as housed on this web page:
Step 2: Record a composition that follows the following format. You will play a few seconds of the track, and then insert a "mistake," pushing the original composition in a direction other than the one documented in the recording. This "mistake" will proceed for a few seconds.
Step 3: The original composition will then be heard to begin again, from the start, and will play from the beginning for a few seconds more than the first time; again, when it reaches a certain point, you will insert a "mistake" and let it play for a few seconds.
Step 4: You will repeat this process several times, each time adding a little bit of the original recording, until the recording finally is heard to play in full.
Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.
Length: Your finished work should be between 2 minute and 5 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.
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