all i knew of buckminster fuller were bucky balls which is odd because i know little of molecules and quite a lot about humanistic philosophy (i'm a person-centred psychotherapist)

after some reading up, i was imagining how our tastes in music might intersect: i think he might have been interested in generative processes; in taking the 'I' out of music and in using field recordings to supplement his music synergistically.

i used several generative programs/apps (drone fx, kosmische, nodebeat) and there's a processed field recording of the hotel room i was in last week.. i mixed in all together into a nice ambient mulch.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0226: Bucky Ball
Compose music for a fictional greatest-hits collection of the electronic music of R. Buckminster Fuller.

This week’s project is based on an imaginary scenario. The electronic music of legendary architect, inventor, and theorist R. Buckminster Fuller is being compiled. You will make music for that compilation — music you imagine Buckminster Fuller might himself have composed. Thanks to C. Reider (actually, a dream that Reider had) for inspiring the project.

Step 1: Imagine there will be a collection of the electronic music of legendary architect, inventor, and theorist R. Buckminster Fuller.

Step 2: Compose and record a piece of music that you imagine Fuller might have created.

Step 3: Upload your completed track to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud.

Step 4: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.

Step 5: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This project was posted in the afternoon, California time, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, with a deadline of 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Length: The length is up to you, though between two and five minutes feels about right.

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.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please in the title to your track include the term “disquiet0226.” Also use “disquiet0226” as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).

Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information:

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