feels lovely to remind myself and others of the existence of disquiet junto — an “association for communal music/sound-making since January 2012”, as the founder and maintainer Mark Weidenbaum puts it.

you subscribe to a mailing list (yes) and start to receive weekly “challenges” of varying complexity and degree of social involvement. each results in a deadlined creation of a piece that is published with the works of other participants. of course, you do not have to participate in each and every one of them, just pick the ones that appeal to you.

now, i’ve done a few of them myself. it does feel like an accomplishment and provides a nudge to come out of a “creative block” (whatever that means). highly recommended!