Waterloo by Sunset

Waterloo by Sunset [disquiet0268]



Take a stroll and describe it in sound, paying tribute to the late manga great Jiro Taniguchi.

Step 1: This week’s project pays tribute to Jiro Taniguchi, the great Japanese manga creator whose numerous works include an adaptation of a Natsume Sōseki novel, dark crime stories, and a widely celebrated and largely dialog-free volume titled The Walking Man. The Walking Man in particular is the inspiration for this week’s Junto project. Taniguchi died on February 11, 2017, at the age of 69.

Step 2: Take a leisurely stroll and record — whether through sound or observation, or both – what you see and experience.

Step 3: Create a short piece of music that reflects the route and experiences of your walk in Step 2.


Yesterday was a day that I had to travel into London from my rural English home and as someone who prefers to walk than take public transport when I get there, this was a very enjoyable project.

I sampled the walk to and from Waterloo Station across Waterloo Bridge using the only recorder I had charged (my iPhone) using both the standard recorder but also Trippy Replay app to start the DSP nice and early in the process.

Once I had transferred the files, it was a case of sampling the more melodic elements over the vanilla field recording (with plenty of wind noise unfortunately). The goal was to create a fairly complex sound field to represent the busy road.


More on this 268th weekly Disquiet Junto project, “Walking Music: Take a stroll and describe it in sound, paying tribute to the late manga great Jiro Taniguchi”: http://disquiet.com/0268/

More on the Disquiet Junto at: http://disquiet.com/junto/

Subscribe to project announcements here: http://tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto/

Project discussion takes place on llllllll.co: llllllll.co/t/in-tribute-to-jiro-taniguchi-disquiet-junto-project-0268/6533

There’s also on a Junto Slack. Send your email address to twitter.com/disquiet for Slack inclusion.




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