Author Archives: GLSmyth

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Awakes Etude

This piece was written for the Disquiet Junto Project 0286. The idea here was to translate, transliterate, and interpret a piece of music, so I selected Awakes, a piece I wrote last year that described my granddaughter when she wakes … Continue reading

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Pavane For A Broken Wubby

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto #285. The idea was to select three barcodes and write music based on their contents. I selected barcodes from the three ingredients of my typical breakfast – Shredded Wheat (big biscuit), … Continue reading

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I Come To Bury

Musical decorations include passing tones, neighboring tones, and other ornamental additions to the primary structure of the line. The task here was to make a clear distinction between these decorations and the structurally significant portion of the lines at the … Continue reading

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Decisive Notice

This is one of those ideas that came in fits and starts, where each attempt resulted in things quickly turning to mush. I finally realized that it needed to be a single line to allow one to follow what was … Continue reading

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Lost In Red

The idea of the Disquiet Junto Project 0280 was to use a new musical thing to recreate an old musical thing. Fortunately, the definitions of the terms “old” and “new” were not defined so I made up my own. I … Continue reading

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This was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0279: Word Interiorities. The word selected through a random number generator was “this”, which did not initially appear to be very interesting, given that the idea was to take apart a … Continue reading

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Patterns And Decorations

This piece was written for Disquiet Junto Project 0278: MacConnel’s Jingle. Kim MacConnel was a primary in the Pattern and Decoration art movement of the mid-1970s, which had an interest promoting trivialities as seen by Western culture, such as patterning. … Continue reading

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