So it has been quite awhile hasn’t it?…I haven’t been dutifully updating this webpage as I had hoped…though here is a second attempt. Notice that my resume is oddly up-to-date. What this all means is that I’ve been underemployed lately (which this time round has become therapeutic).
The last two weekends I’ve taken part in the Disquiet Junto–which is an “association for communal music/sound-making”. Each week rules are posted for devising a composition. Each member has 4 days to complete the assignment. This week the compositions were limited to being editing versions of a recording of the ocean. The rules stated that nothing could be added to the original–only subtracted. This limited the methods of composition to filters, compressors, limiters and the like–anything that reduced the whole sample as one would a statue carved from stone. Quite interesting responses some of my favorites include:
Vantages [disquiet0007-subtract] in which jonautry shows the sample from different well…vantage point. Beautiful concept.
Sometimes Under [disquiet0007-subtract] in which krseward subtly matches shifting eq to the rhythm of the waves.
Here are my entries in the Junto thus far:
This project really piqued my interest for two reasons. One, it gives me reason to experiment with abstract ideas in the realm of sound–which sometimes happens in sound design, but not as much as I like. Two, it lets me see how others interpret the same set of rules and lets me better understand what is possible.