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Retrospective Reflector [Disquiet0051-audiojournal]

PROCESS:

This is my 28th submission to the Junto. This is a mix of my work for the Junto and singles and demos I’ve released (and one not) this year. Thank you to everyone in the group for your generosity, friendship and acceptance. And a special Thank You! to Mark Weidenbaum of http://disquiet.com, for dreaming up this amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a musician, songwriter, sound artist and general noisemaker.

These are just stitched together, eq’ed and compressed a bit for volume stability.

Jan: nearly there (alprazolam dream #76c) [disquiet0004-mfischer] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/nearly-there-disquiet0004
Feb: Nowhere Man (cover) [Unreleased]
Mar: Manhattan Bridge Train [Disquiet0011-motoring] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/manhattan-bridge-train
Apr: Jack Kirby’s 99th Dream [disquiet0014-oumupo] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/jack-kirbys-99th-dream
May: sliver of sky [disquiet0019-rojiura] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/sliver-of-sky-disquiet0019
Jun: the rime of the ancient pacific garbage patch [disquiet0026-composting] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/ancient-pacific
Jul: The 12th Step [2012a] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/the-12th-step
Aug: friction and the flame [disquiet0031-onomatch] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/friction-and-the-flame
Sep: The Know It Alls At Bloomingdale’s [disquiet0037-asrealasitgets1] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/the-know-it-alls
Oct: AustinTown (inst.) [disquiet0042-naivemelody] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/austintown-inst
Nov: crystalline sky grace [disquiet0044-sandy2012] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/crystalline-sky-grace
Dec: Crystal Never Hurts [rough mix 2012b] http://soundcloud.com/thereflectors/crystal-never-hurts

PROJECT:

This week’s project is a sound journal, an audio history of the past year. You will select a different audio element to represent each of the past 12 months of 2012. You will then select one five-second segment from each of these audio elements. Then you will stitch these dozen five-second segments together in chronological order to form one single one-minute track. There should be no overlap or gap between segments; they should simply proceed from one to the next.

These audio elements will most likely be of music that you have yourself composed and recorded, but they might also consist of phone messages, field recordings, or other source material. These items should be somehow personal in nature, suitable to the autobiographical intention of the project; they should preferably of your own making, and not drawn from third-party sources.

More on this 51st Disquiet Junto project at:
http://disquiet.com/2012/12/20/disquiet0051-audiojournal/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:
http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info/


The Know It Alls At Bloomingdale’s [almost disquiet0037-asrealasitgets1]

Was Upper East Side (like in a Warren Zevon song) in Manhattan on Sunday 16 September 2012 and captured a couple recordings at Bloomingdale’s. I flipped a coin to decide which to submit to the Junto and this one lost, but it was worth sharing.

This recording was made on the 8th (top) floor in the children’s section. The sounds involved a back-to-school mannequin display designed as a fake rock band called “The Know-It-Alls,” complete with guitars and drums that kids played as they passed by. The display was in front of the main elevators and an employee-only set of double-doors. Kids and parents alike alit from the elevator and hit the drums and strummed the guitars as they passed by.

Though the clothes and accessories on the mannequins were all for sale on the floor, the instruments were not. I dug the concept of the store allowing the items that weren’t for sale to be manipulated and distressed by the shoppers. I was tempted to tune the guitars, but decided to do my best Jane Goodall and not interfere with the situation. :^D

Process:
Recorded while walking and holding iPhone in hand. Faded the edges off the audio file in Acid.

Rig:
iPhone, GarageBand, Klipsch earbuds, Acid 7.0

This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real As It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012):
apexart.org/exhibitions/walker.php/

More on this 37th Disquiet Junto project at:
disquiet.com/2012/09/13/disquie…7-asrealasitgets1/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:
soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info