Yellow Salamand'r - disquiet0205-superposition

Published by Mike Fuchs

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The task as I perceived it, was to take the musical notation in the image, and create a piece of music. I cannot read music, the whole concept escapes me. If I see musical notes, I make the assumption that the piece has some rhythmical musicality to it. I know that's completely off the mark, but that's how my mind operates....so, I recorded a short piece in a "new to me" app (Launchpad) that had more "beat" to it than my usual sounds. I then searched the internet for clues on how to make an image into music. I should not have been surprised when I found programs that convert images to sound. I found one called Paint2Sound, entered the image, and recorded the results. I recorded two versions. One with the picture upright, and one with the picture upside down (because that's the closest correlation to "backwards" that I could find...I love music backwards :) I layered those two tracks, (they lead in and fade out) and then placed the Launchpad piece overtop. Disquiet Junto Project 0205: Superposition Interpret boxed-up music-education materials as a graphic-notation score. This week’s project falls broadly into the category of “graphic notation.” It uses a found assemblage as its starting point. Step 1: Look at this image associated with this project, and imagine it as a score in the tradition of graphic notation: http://disquiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/20151203-560×560.jpg Step 2: Record a piece of music based on that score in Step 1. Step 3: Upload your completed track from Step 2 to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud. Step 4: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants. Deadline: This project was posted in the early afternoon, California time, on Thursday, December 3, 2015, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, December 7, 2015. Length: The length is up to you, though between one and two minutes seems appropriate. Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this project, and be sure to include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated. Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please in the title to your track include the term “disquiet0205-superposition.” Also use “disquiet0205-superposition” as a tag for your track. Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution). Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information: More on this 205th weekly Disquiet Junto project (“Interpret boxed-up music-education materials as a graphic-notation score”) at: http://disquiet.com/2015/12/03/disquiet0205-superposition/ More on the Disquiet

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