La fressa d'en Glen

Glen’s Rumblings from Barcelona

…then I jumped…

I’ve recently taken on a few more of the Disquiet Junto weekly musical/audio challenges. Last week’s project used a very technical Oulipian-style constraint. Disquiet Junto Project 0097: Ford Madox Ford Page 99 Remix This week’s project takes as its source a comment attributed to the author Ford Madox Ford: “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you. Read more →

Step on a Crack…

…but try to avoid doing any harm to your mother’s back. For this piece, I took a map showing a small portion of the San Andreas fault, and mapped the fault lines into melodic and harmonic lines. The map was randomly assigned to me (see details of this 73rd Disquiet Junto project below). I programmed the score and instruments in SuperCollider, recorded three complete takes in real time, and finally mixed them together. Read more →

Time War P

This project started from the recording of a clock. I recorded our kitchen clock, but unfortunately it ended up a bit noisier than I’d have liked. There’s some of hiss in there (more obvious once you layer dozens of versions of it!), and there might be the odd muffled street noise. Okay, so I don’t have a silent recording studio. Texture, yeah, that’s what I call it. (-; Read more →

Tintineo refrescante

I recorded myself dropping and shaking ice in a pint glass. Then I used this single sample (of about 7 seconds) to produce all the sounds (percussion, drones, semi-pitched) in this track. Produced entirely in SuperCollider. Produced for Disquiet Junto project 0053. Instructions: Please record the sound of an ice cube rattling in a glass, and make something of it. Background: Longtime participants in, and observers of, the Disquiet Junto series will recognize this single sentence as the very first Disquiet Junto project, the same one that launched the series on the first Thursday of 2012. Read more →