In the July 2016 edition of Wire magazine I’m quoted as saying that I am often “out of my comfort zone and forced into using different techniques or alternative approaches” when it come to the weekly challenges of the Disquiet Junto.
Marc Weidenbaum started the Disquiet Junto project back on 2012 with the aim of bringing together musicians and artists to create new pieces of audio based on a few simple instructions.
It could be anything from the sound of ice cubes chinking in a glass, to music based on notes that have been randomly generated in some way. We could be given the sound of an animal or a human voice, or even just a breath.
Sometimes an idea immediately jumps out at me and I’ll beaver away for a few hours creating something. Sometimes it’s more of a challenge.
Being out of your comfort zone can be scary, even frustrating at times, but the rewards and feedback make it worth while.