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Created for the Disquiet Junto series.
disquiet.com/2012/01/27/the-disquiet-junto/
soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto

For this track, I used a ukulele, some modular synth sampler/loopers, and the alto saxophone I played in high school.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0042: Naive Melody

You will employ just two instruments in the production of this week’s track: (1) the instrument you have used for the longest period of time and (2) the instrument in your possession that is newest to you. You’ll record a backing track with the oldest instrument, and overlay on it a simple melody of your choosing performed on the newest instrument.

Definition: The term “instrument” can be interpreted as broadly as you’d like; ultimately this is a project about the restraints inherent in the gadgets, tools, and software that you have obtained or created.

Background: The inspiration for this project is the song “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by the band Talking Heads off the album Speaking in Tongues. For that song, the band members traded instruments, each playing something they were significantly less familiar with than the instrument they normally performed on.

Restrictions: You can use any source material, any instrumentation, except the human voice.

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from shapes become fortresses, released March 14, 2014
all noises produced by Brian Biggs

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