The Disquiet Junto [Disquiet.com] is a project set up by Marc Weidenbaum where a group is assigned a weekly musical composition task. I last took part a long long time ago, but I’d like to get back into them. This week the task was to create a short piece of music with space left for other composers to add to the piece over the next 2 weeks.
By the end then there will have been a trio of collaborating composers and a new piece of music formed. Indeed there might be a few different trios created from the same beginning pieces.
Here’s my beginning piece. A short piano piece, it’s not too abstract to make it easier for others to get into. There’s a couple of timings to look out for. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what people do with this.
I recorded it using ableton. My usual piano sound when recording midi only is a stock ableton piano layered with a spitfire audio soft piano and Felt Instruments Wolno piano too. The Wolno sounds great. That’s all that’s on this one.
I used this kind of method to make the arrangement…
This just outlines for me the layout of the timings in each bar, in each half. If you listen through it you might be able to figure out how this shorthand works.
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Image associated with this project is by Meg Jones, and used thanks to Flickr and a Creative Commons license allowing editing (cropped with text added) for non-commercial purposes: