The Disquiet Junto is a weekly compositional assignment, sent out by Marc Weidenbaum every Thursday evening, and due by Monday at midnight. I first heard about the Disquiet Junto in an interview with Marc, but it was months before I would start participating.
Sometimes the prompts are fairly straight-forward: Zork Diaries, #0361, was based off the early text-only computer-based interactive fiction game, Zork. Sometimes the prompts are a little more esoteric: Warp & Weft, #0353, had the prompt: read loom-woven fabric as a musical composition. But there’s no wrong answer, the community is very supportive and open, and the other entries are always miles away from anything I ever come up with, which is the best part of the project.
I don’t have time every week to participate (as you can see by some skipped numbers in the SoundCloud playlist below…) but when I do, I’ve always enjoyed it. Occasionally I haven’t left myself enough time, so I end up posting entries that have an idea, or the shape of an idea, but aren’t fully formed or realised…but that’s part of the process!
I hope you enjoy!