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My second excursion into the Disquiet Junto challenge.
The instructions: use five of the supplied twenty samples; do whatever you want to them; turn them into a palindrone.
I expected there would be a lot of drones made from lengthening the samples and applying various effects to them. I also figured a lot of them would focus on the lower sonic registers. So I approached the task from another direction.
I used the 5 shortest samples and set them on individual tracks in Audition in random starting points within a one minute timeframe. I “tweaked” the volume envelopes in a “random” order organized around the number 6. I played the mixed 56 seconds in a loop 6 times and recorded it in a Line6 DL4 set to 1/2 speed (24 seconds). Then I recorded 6 minutes of the DL4 loop into a new Audition session – once at the recorded 1/2 speed (now normal) and once at normal speed (now at double the pitch). Those tracks were mixed to stereo and then compressed to half the length. Then I made the palindrone and then excerpted the middle three minutes.
The samples came from Thomas Park – they’re here, if you’re curious about them.
This is easily the most rhythmically structured instrumental music I’ve done on my own. “Years in the making” and finally out there for y’all to hear. 43 minutes of exploring the challenge of intent. There’s an excerpt in the Soundcloud player – click the cover art in the left column to stream the whole thing from Bandcamp. Thank you (as always) for listening.