there was a huge double rainbow yesterday (one of the layers in the image) and i wanted to represent the blurred colours/layers in this track with lots of echo delay reverb.
i rolled a 4 for 4 minutes length. i rolled a 6, 1 so 7 sections. and a 3 for 3 layers.
one layer was guitar. i played the guitar with one hand while rolling the dice with another, playing the notes that i just rolled. if i rolled the same number then i'd switch to plucking both strings simultaneously.
layer 2: i turned layer 1 into midi with amazingmidi and pulled that into live using a concert strings instrument and more fx
layer 3: pulled layer 1 into the mangle and let that run for 4 minutes then blurred that into itself.
in the last minute it kind of resolved itself - i kept rolling ones, sixes and fours. this was meant to be a demo practice to see if it worked (i was gonna change the tuning) but i liked how it turned out. kind of ignored the sections, but just had it in mind to change the playing a bit every 30-40 seconds so there'd be about 7 sections
Create a piece of music based on a structure determined by the roll of a single die.
This week’s project requires one die (that is, singular of dice).
These are the steps:
Step 1: Roll one die to determine the length of your piece in minutes.
Step 2: Roll two dice to determine the number of sections to your piece. Their length should be equal.
Step 3: For each section roll one die to determine the number of layers.
Step 4: For each layer roll one die to determine the number of different notes played. A note is only played once per layer, but it can be held for as long as desired within that section.
Step 5: Bonus: Create additional dice-based rules and mention them in the notes associated with your finished track.
Step 6: Create an original piece of music based on the result of Step 1 through Step 5.
Step 7: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.
Step 8: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.
Step 9: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.
Deadline: This project was posted in the early evening, California time, on Thursday, June 30, 2016, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Upload: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, only upload one track for this project, and be sure to include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto. Photos, video, and lists of equipment are always appreciated.
More on this 235th weekly Disquiet Junto project — “Create a piece of music based on a structure determined by the roll of a single die” — at: