Ice Cube – how low can you go?

Disquiet Junto is a weekly challenge initiated by Marc Weidenbaum. It’s a great concept. Every week there’s an assignment (very) open to interpretation. It’s up to you to decide how much time to devote to it. Whenever I join in, which isn’t as often as I would like to, it’s with the idea of getting something done quickly. Not being embarassed. What I’ve found is that freed from the pressure of doing something great I often come up with something interesting (at least for me). I get to learn something by being reckless and experimental.

For this week’s Junto – Disquiet Junto Project 0471: Phase Transition – the task was this: Please record the sound of an ice cube rattling in a glass, and make something of it.

I recorded. I repitched and resampled. Chopped and arranged a little sequence. I also added a Granular Delay. It’s nothing special. Still it’s interesting to see how much sonic information there can be in just ice and glass.

This was the first Junto of the year, so I wanted to join in. On the other hand, I also see that all these extra assignments can be a way throw myself off course and step away from the “real” work I intended to do. Because yes, there are lots of half-finished projects lying around here.

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