Alamogordo by Lee Rosevere
Each Thursday, Marc Weidenbaum, who runs the Disquiet.com website, posts a compositional assignment based on deliberate constraints "to stoke creativity". The track must be finished by the following Monday night.
This is a second volume of some of Lee's submissions to the Junto community, written over the past year or so.
This collection is bookended with two previously unreleased tracks, both written/produced January 1, 2015.
For more, visit the Junto page at disquiet.com or listen to all submitted compositions at the disquiet Soundcloud page:
1. Wordless Language
2. Music to brush your teeth by
Compose a piece of music made of four portions, each 30 seconds in length, each 30-second segment intended to direct a segment of the brushing of teeth.
3. Palmyra (free Bassel)
Create soundscapes for an ancient Middle Eastern city. And in the process, we’re going to raise awareness about an imprisoned open-source developer with strong ties to the Creative Commons community. Bassel Khartabil, before his arrest on March 15, 2012, in Damascus, was working on several projects, among them a 3D rendering of the ancient city of Palmyra. Much as Bassel was trying to revive an ancient world, you are, in essence, keeping one of his projects alive while he is incapable of doing so.
Create music for a fake movie whose plot is ‘Poltergeist meets Wreck-It Ralph
Compose music to accompany one minute of a dance video by Cori Marquis.
Write a piece of music to accompany this haiku (from the Naviar Haiku Project):
A cathedral of ice
At the end of the world”
Record the sound of a tea kettle coming to a boil, and create a piece of music that originates from the sound of that tea kettle reaching its climax.
8. There's A Lifetime
A song inspired by the following haiku by Marc Weidenbaum (Disquiet Junto)
"There's a lifetime in
between the first and second
click of the door's lock"
Written for the Naviar Tacet #001 to accompany the video "Silêncio", by Rodrigo Dario: naviartacet.tumblr.com (original video)
10. Westy Reflector and LR - Truth is a lonely place
Compose a 2.5-minute soundtrack to complement a work of silent video art by Josh Azzarella. This piece was selected for the San Jose Museum of Art 'Momentum' exhibit. Written by Westy Reflector, remixed by LR.
Also available on Westy Reflector's album "Particle Theory"
11. Yellow Dog Blues
In honor of the centennial of W.C. Handy’s “The Yellow Dog Blues,” the radio show Studio 360 is holding a contest, inviting people to produce their original rendition of the song. Written by W.C. Handy. Warning: contains singing.
12. Wordless Language ii