Disquiet Junto Project 0024: Alert Suite


This week’s project is about “functional music.” You will make four individual sounds that serve as alerts for digital communications. They will be in these categories:

1. email arrival
2. incoming phone call
3. new IM received
4. calendar event alert

The goal is that the four alerts will work together as a suite — that is, that they will complement each other, yet be distinct and recognizable from each other.”

All 4 micro-pieces (e(mail)/p(hone)/i(m)/c(alendar)) are composed with guitar + effect pedals, and recorded in ableton. This 4 pieces are repeated once.

This was an interesting experiment, forcing me to try the pieces as short as possible.