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A composition for Disquiet Junto 0326

The challenge: Compose a short piece of music using only sine waves and the surface sounds of vinyl played on a turntable.

For sound sources I used three sine wave instruments from Ableton and Z3TA, and three vinyl surface recordings from 99sounds, processed with a variety of audio effects. I liked the idea of using rising and falling pitches to emulate sine waves, so you’ll hear that in the melody and siren sounds. The music may be a little more active than requested by the assignment, but every time I tried to scale it back the energy level kept returning. I guess I was in the mood to make hyperactive music this weekend!

Tracks in this project will be played as part of a free event in San Francisco at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (mcevoyarts.org) on Saturday, April 7, 2018, for an exhibit by composer Danny Clay (dclaymusic.com) and artist Jon Fischer (feather2pixels.com).

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