The Future Is Here
We may earn a commission from links on this page

What Is the Room Tone of the Internet?

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

Each Thursday at the Disquiet Junto group on a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just over four days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate.

Tracks by participants will be added to this playlist as the project proceeds:


This project was published in the evening, California time, on Thursday, April 3, with 11:59pm on the following Monday, April 7, 2014, as the deadline.

These are the instructions that went out to the group’s email list (at

Disquiet Junto Project 0118: That Ringing Sound

This week’s project is as follows. Please answer the following question by making an original recording: “What is the room tone of the Internet?”


When you’re done, upload the file to the Disquiet Junto group on SoundCloud and describe your approach and process in the text field associated with the track. Listen to other members’ tracks as they appear in the Disquiet Junto feed on SoundCloud, and comment on them when you have the time.

Deadline: Monday, April 7, 2014, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

Length: The length of your recording should be two minutes.

Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto.

Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on, please include the term “disquiet0118-internetroomtone″ in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track.

Download: It is preferable that your track is set as downloadable, and that it allows for attributed remixing (i.e., a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution).


Linking: When posting the track, please be sure to include this information:

More on this 118th Disquiet Junto project — “What is the room tone of the Internet?” — at:…

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

Image associated with this Junto project used via a Creative Commons license: