Tag Archives: collaboration

02:50 night sky dead letter office [disquiet0065-pianoverlay]

Start point: 02:50
Duration: 02:40
Added drums and guitar as the two new elements.
All the talk of space in the original track inspired me to break out the ebow for the 1st time in a while.
To get more interstellar, I applied plate reverb, reverse delay and phaser to guitars at different points.

Jolie (Peekamoose customized Gibson ES-335 dot reissue), Vox AC-15, Ibanez Screamer TS808, TC-Electronic Flashback delay looper, Ebow, Line-6 Pod-XT effect/amp modeller, Motu 828 mk2, Sony Acid 7.0

This week’s project’s theme is asynchronous collaboration — in other words, making things together separately. We will make new compositions based on short, discrete, randomly assigned segments of a single, 60-minute piano composition. Collectively these will form a longer, collaborative suite.

Step 1: You will be making a piece of music by adding new sounds to a pre-existing track. You can download that pre-existing track, an original piano composition by Jared Brickman, here:

One_hello_world – Every-day-were-dying-and-outer

Step 2: When you go to the following URL, at kenzak.com, you will be assigned, immediately, a specific section of the longer Brickman piece. This kenzak.com URL will randomly pull up two pieces of information. The first piece of information is the start point of your segment. The second is the length of your segment (which will be between 1 and 4 minutes):


Step 3: Extract your assigned segment from the pre-existing track.

Step 4: Compose a new piece of music by adding elements to the pre-existing track. You can add anything you choose, with the exception of voice. Limit yourself to two additional elements. The original track should be audible throughout your new composition.

More on this 65th Disquiet Junto project at:

More on the source composition by Jared Brickman at:
One_hello_world – Every-day-were-dying-and-outer

The browser-based tool that segmented the Brickman track for this project was coded by Disquiet Junto member Ken Mistove, more from whom at:

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

Arc Welded [disquiet0040-kirschnerplus1]

Turned Kirschner and Popoff into my Crazy Horse and dialed up a tribute to Neil Young’s noise record Arc, the final side of the Arc/Weld live album of his 1991 Ragged Glory tour. Snipped about 2 1/2 mins of the duet, then layered a looped, distorted guitar over it. Couldn’t get the range on the fretboard I wanted in one take, so there are 2 takes twisted into this wreckage (so it’s, well, almost a live performance :^D). Each take was then doubled, the copies processed further (phasers, delay, more distortion) and sent left and right. I think the Kirschner/Popoff track remains up enough in the mix to distinguish, but I also wanted to melt the feedbacks together (which catalyzed the arc-welding inspiration and connection to Young’s Arc/Weld record).

Enjoyed doing something flat-out loud (my neighbors did not like me tonight – heh heh). In some ways, if you get loud enough, you can drown out all the critics, including the loudest one inside you.

For this Disquiet Junto project you will add your own performance to a duet. This will turn it, in effect, into a trio.

You cannot change the existing audio, except to the extent that you can elect to trim it to a more manageable length, in which case you might choose to fade in and out.

The source audio for this track is part three of the Kenneth Kirschner album June 5, 2012, which features Kirschner on piano and Tawnya Popoff on viola. The album was released in September 2012 on the shskh.com netlabel, where it is available for free download.

More on this 40th Disquiet Junto project at:

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

More on Kenneth Kirschner at:
www.kennethkirschner.com/ ;