The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

This is an archive of works sent by Alan Sondheim to various mailing lists. The most recent messages (also available as an Atom feed) are below.

Browse by year: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Google search:

If you have any comments, please contact Decklin Foster, who runs this site.


break me

http://www.alansondheim.org/breakme.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/breakme.mp4

do please answer come and take me hold me break me skin fissured
- break me open - you can see my walls do please answer come and
take me hold me break me */telnet> send brk, break me/* they
break me, break me in, stretch my skin beyond endurance, open my
eyes wide,

do please answer come and take me hold me break me forests.
there are forests fissued - break me open - you can see me -
you can break me -

Tonight's Reading

Azure and I performed at tonight's reading at Kit's house,
and here's the audio; Azure's too loud, I'm too soft, the
recorder was closer to her, who knew she would be what is
called "louder" that way, which is how it turned out to be
- no matter what "they" say - so in any case an unrelated
image which is the attractor to the audio.

http://www.alansondheim.org/riparian14.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/readingsong.mp3

Tonight's Reading

Azure and I performed at tonight's reading at Kit's house,
and here's the audio; Azure's too loud, I'm too soft, the
recorder was closer to her, who knew she would be what is
called "louder" that way, which is how it turned out to be
- no matter what "they" say - so in any case an unrelated
image which is the attractor to the audio.

http://www.alansondheim.org/riparian14.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/readingsong.mp3

Great Qin

http://www.alansondheim.org/qincave06.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/greatqin.mp3

Extended solo, probably my best ever, conditions
were perfect. For Stephen Dydo.

Great Qin

http://www.alansondheim.org/qincave06.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/greatqin.mp3

Extended solo, probably my best ever, conditions
were perfect. For Stephen Dydo.

Vile Upwelling

http://www.alansondheim.org/upwell1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/vile.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/upwell2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/upwell3.jpg

the geopolitical history of the destruction of the elder
kingdoms (in relation to neoliberalism); what I think of as
primate behavior - ethological issues; and the strain put on the
carrying-capacity of the planet by global extinctions, poverty,
desertification, and exponential population growth - all of
these tied together, and under the aegis of plentiful weapons,
social media, cell phone and other communication tools -
subaltern symbols guaranteeing the upwelling of scaffoldings or
rails through the body of dance. through the upwelling of
inconceivable matter. scudding into darkness upwelling. you know
how little you understand, what subaltern symbols guaranteeing
the upwelling of rails or scaffoldings through the body of
dance. through the upwelling of inconceivable matter. millennial
earth upwells, swallowing the grave, dispersing the body in a
list of signs, or some such. But where is the arousal, violence,
meditation, if not brainward, wearing the exposure, softening,
hardening, quiescence of the body which simultaneously is
foregrounded and absenting. In terms of emanents, the signs are
symbolic; one calculates, applies them. In term of organism, the
signs are ikonic, upwelling. The brain manages none of this; the
brain manages, is managed - everything becomes a mess, inquiry
tangles uselessly. It's this uselessness, this nexus that is of
interest - an analytical failure in the close-rubbed maw of the
world. applies them. In term of organism, the signs are ikonic,
upwelling. The uninscribed = unix = untheorized = unutterable =
upwelling = ur vicodin untheorized = unutterable = upwelling =
ur = url = urls The artworld (today) is equivalent to
Websurfing. What upwells, re: chth- ior, it can be treated as an
upwelling of the maternal, the formation of upwelling, anomaly,
appearance - an appearing which is taken-for a comfortable with
that silence which does not exist, emerge, upwell. Or think of
_emergent debris_ - upwelling - it's here that the notice
upwells - and individuation parsings and upwellings in the text,
as if there were sources - which turbulent plateaus created by
upwelling liquid swells marx to upwell from the pattern. every
maid scudding into darkness upwelling. you know how little you
understand, what will drown in sloughed word streamings,
upwellings of syllables, boulders reverie continued, the
fragmenting of all things and names. processes: upwellings,
interpenetrations, interferences:: arousals, tumescence,
distension, stretched or opened skin: upwelling applies them. In
term of organism, the signs are ikonik, upwelling. The health
upwells from the submerged womb of the planet; almost health;
now subaltern symbols guaranteeing the upwelling of rails or
scaffoldings with upwelling of public opinion. Show you're part
of the public. Indicate dismissed want crazy. be you're as
massive part upwelling the public dismissed want crazy. you're
massive upwelling public and arousal, tumescence, distension,
stretched or opened skin: upwelling the unconscious upwelling
unconscious upwelling how heavy the darkness upwells through the
body of dance. through the upwelling of inconceivable matter.
upwelling processes - the same for plasmas and, in fact, most of
the They're messages upwelling from one or another layer of
TCP/IP, messages skin or skab or upwelling or cicatricks, it
continues: applies them. In term of organism, the signs are
ikonic, upwelling. The unhinging unicode uninscribed unix
untheorized upwelling ur URL URLs untheorized unutterable
upwelling ur URL URLs vajra valium vicodin untheorized =
unutterable = upwelling = ur = URL = URLs = vajra = valium =
unutterable upwelling ur URL URLs vajra valium vicodin videowork
upwelling symptomology ascence decentered Cybermind www steerage
demarcations circumlocuted upwelling soundwork symptomology
ascence decentered symptomology soundwork upwelling textuality
Snoxfly traceroute bushido demarcations circumlocuted upwelling
skin or skab or upwelling or cicatricks, it continues:
mind-attainments are not untheorized unutterable upwelling ur
upwelling ur url urls vajra valium vicodin videowork uninscribed
arousal, tumescence, distension, stretched or opened skin:
upwelling applies them. In term of organism, the signs are
ikonic, upwelling. The through body of dance. through the
upwelling of inconceivable matter. upwelling processes - the
same for plasmas and, in fact, most of them.

Vile Upwelling

http://www.alansondheim.org/upwell1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/vile.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/upwell2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/upwell3.jpg

the geopolitical history of the destruction of the elder
kingdoms (in relation to neoliberalism); what I think of as
primate behavior - ethological issues; and the strain put on the
carrying-capacity of the planet by global extinctions, poverty,
desertification, and exponential population growth - all of
these tied together, and under the aegis of plentiful weapons,
social media, cell phone and other communication tools -
subaltern symbols guaranteeing the upwelling of scaffoldings or
rails through the body of dance. through the upwelling of
inconceivable matter. scudding into darkness upwelling. you know
how little you understand, what subaltern symbols guaranteeing
the upwelling of rails or scaffoldings through the body of
dance. through the upwelling of inconceivable matter. millennial
earth upwells, swallowing the grave, dispersing the body in a
list of signs, or some such. But where is the arousal, violence,
meditation, if not brainward, wearing the exposure, softening,
hardening, quiescence of the body which simultaneously is
foregrounded and absenting. In terms of emanents, the signs are
symbolic; one calculates, applies them. In term of organism, the
signs are ikonic, upwelling. The brain manages none of this; the
brain manages, is managed - everything becomes a mess, inquiry
tangles uselessly. It's this uselessness, this nexus that is of
interest - an analytical failure in the close-rubbed maw of the
world. applies them. In term of organism, the signs are ikonic,
upwelling. The uninscribed = unix = untheorized = unutterable =
upwelling = ur vicodin untheorized = unutterable = upwelling =
ur = url = urls The artworld (today) is equivalent to
Websurfing. What upwells, re: chth- ior, it can be treated as an
upwelling of the maternal, the formation of upwelling, anomaly,
appearance - an appearing which is taken-for a comfortable with
that silence which does not exist, emerge, upwell. Or think of
_emergent debris_ - upwelling - it's here that the notice
upwells - and individuation parsings and upwellings in the text,
as if there were sources - which turbulent plateaus created by
upwelling liquid swells marx to upwell from the pattern. every
maid scudding into darkness upwelling. you know how little you
understand, what will drown in sloughed word streamings,
upwellings of syllables, boulders reverie continued, the
fragmenting of all things and names. processes: upwellings,
interpenetrations, interferences:: arousals, tumescence,
distension, stretched or opened skin: upwelling applies them. In
term of organism, the signs are ikonik, upwelling. The health
upwells from the submerged womb of the planet; almost health;
now subaltern symbols guaranteeing the upwelling of rails or
scaffoldings with upwelling of public opinion. Show you're part
of the public. Indicate dismissed want crazy. be you're as
massive part upwelling the public dismissed want crazy. you're
massive upwelling public and arousal, tumescence, distension,
stretched or opened skin: upwelling the unconscious upwelling
unconscious upwelling how heavy the darkness upwells through the
body of dance. through the upwelling of inconceivable matter.
upwelling processes - the same for plasmas and, in fact, most of
the They're messages upwelling from one or another layer of
TCP/IP, messages skin or skab or upwelling or cicatricks, it
continues: applies them. In term of organism, the signs are
ikonic, upwelling. The unhinging unicode uninscribed unix
untheorized upwelling ur URL URLs untheorized unutterable
upwelling ur URL URLs vajra valium vicodin untheorized =
unutterable = upwelling = ur = URL = URLs = vajra = valium =
unutterable upwelling ur URL URLs vajra valium vicodin videowork
upwelling symptomology ascence decentered Cybermind www steerage
demarcations circumlocuted upwelling soundwork symptomology
ascence decentered symptomology soundwork upwelling textuality
Snoxfly traceroute bushido demarcations circumlocuted upwelling
skin or skab or upwelling or cicatricks, it continues:
mind-attainments are not untheorized unutterable upwelling ur
upwelling ur url urls vajra valium vicodin videowork uninscribed
arousal, tumescence, distension, stretched or opened skin:
upwelling applies them. In term of organism, the signs are
ikonic, upwelling. The through body of dance. through the
upwelling of inconceivable matter. upwelling processes - the
same for plasmas and, in fact, most of them.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:27:11
From: Kit <kit.schluter@gmail.com>
To: O'clock Press <oclockpress@gmail.com>
Subject: Wild Combination 3.1 | 9.27.14 | Carter, Lawson, Lotterman, Sondheim

First Wild Combination of the season: tomorrow night!

WC 3.1


September 27, 2014: reading + sound

699 Hope St. 
Providence, RI
7:30p dull (will start late)
[BYO]

[dogscombo.jpg]

Azure Carter & Alan Sondheim - music
Gil Lawson - jottings
Wendy Lotterman - jottings

Azure Carter is an artist, educator, and singer/songwriter. When she isn't
collaborating on music, video, or performance with her partner, Alan
Sondheim, she is busy studying education theory or working on an on-going
performance/video piece, The Fairyland Around Us, based on the writings of
the early 20th century naturalist, Opal Whitely. Before moving to
Providence, Carter lived in NYC and performed at numerous venues in the city
and elsewhere, including the 92nd Street Y, Dance New Amsterdam, The Bowery
Poetry Club, Eyebeam, Jack, and Highwire Gallery. In 2012, Fire Museum
produced Cauldron, with Carter, Helena Espvall, and Sondheim, an album of
improvisations and song-forms. Her most recent album, with Alan Sondheim,
Chris Diasparra, and Ed Schneider, is Avatar Woman.

Gil Lawson is from Santa Fe, NM. His work has been published by, or is
forthcoming from, BOMB, Triple Canopy, n+1, The Quietus, Imperial Matters,
and others. He received the Bard College Written Arts Prize in May of 2013.
He works as a travel editor at TripExpert, and as a publicity editor at Edge
of Arabia.

Wendy Lotterman's writing has appeared in The Claudius App, Coconut, BOMB,
Imperial Matters, Atlas Review & elsewhere. She is a deputy editor for a law
journal, an associate editor of Conjunctions, and currently annotating
Proust for Genius.com. She is currently working on a book and a series of
cinepoems with Jonty Tiplady.

Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his
partner, Azure Carter in Providence. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown
University. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited,
performed and lectured widely. Sondheim's most recent book is Writing Under,
a phenomenology of codework and electronic lit. His most recent cd is from
Public Eyesore, Avatar Woman (with Azure Carter, Ed Schneider, and Chris
Diasparra); another cd with Ed and Chris is forthcoming from ESP-Disk this
month.

__________


& eyes peeled for next month's reading: 


WC 3.2

October 18, 2014: reading!

699 Hope St.
Providence, RI
7:30p dull

David Brazil
Aaron Kunin
Rosmarie Waldrop

___________

Full season schedule here: http://cargocollective.com/wildcombo/Future

__________


Thanks! & happy trails,
kit

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:27:11
From: Kit <kit.schluter@gmail.com>
To: O'clock Press <oclockpress@gmail.com>
Subject: Wild Combination 3.1 | 9.27.14 | Carter, Lawson, Lotterman, Sondheim

First Wild Combination of the season: tomorrow night!

WC 3.1


September 27, 2014: reading + sound

699 Hope St. 
Providence, RI
7:30p dull (will start late)
[BYO]

[dogscombo.jpg]

Azure Carter & Alan Sondheim - music
Gil Lawson - jottings
Wendy Lotterman - jottings

Azure Carter is an artist, educator, and singer/songwriter. When she isn't
collaborating on music, video, or performance with her partner, Alan
Sondheim, she is busy studying education theory or working on an on-going
performance/video piece, The Fairyland Around Us, based on the writings of
the early 20th century naturalist, Opal Whitely. Before moving to
Providence, Carter lived in NYC and performed at numerous venues in the city
and elsewhere, including the 92nd Street Y, Dance New Amsterdam, The Bowery
Poetry Club, Eyebeam, Jack, and Highwire Gallery. In 2012, Fire Museum
produced Cauldron, with Carter, Helena Espvall, and Sondheim, an album of
improvisations and song-forms. Her most recent album, with Alan Sondheim,
Chris Diasparra, and Ed Schneider, is Avatar Woman.

Gil Lawson is from Santa Fe, NM. His work has been published by, or is
forthcoming from, BOMB, Triple Canopy, n+1, The Quietus, Imperial Matters,
and others. He received the Bard College Written Arts Prize in May of 2013.
He works as a travel editor at TripExpert, and as a publicity editor at Edge
of Arabia.

Wendy Lotterman's writing has appeared in The Claudius App, Coconut, BOMB,
Imperial Matters, Atlas Review & elsewhere. She is a deputy editor for a law
journal, an associate editor of Conjunctions, and currently annotating
Proust for Genius.com. She is currently working on a book and a series of
cinepoems with Jonty Tiplady.

Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his
partner, Azure Carter in Providence. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown
University. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited,
performed and lectured widely. Sondheim's most recent book is Writing Under,
a phenomenology of codework and electronic lit. His most recent cd is from
Public Eyesore, Avatar Woman (with Azure Carter, Ed Schneider, and Chris
Diasparra); another cd with Ed and Chris is forthcoming from ESP-Disk this
month.

__________


& eyes peeled for next month's reading: 


WC 3.2

October 18, 2014: reading!

699 Hope St.
Providence, RI
7:30p dull

David Brazil
Aaron Kunin
Rosmarie Waldrop

___________

Full season schedule here: http://cargocollective.com/wildcombo/Future

__________


Thanks! & happy trails,
kit

death stalks

http://www.alansondheim.org/milkweed18.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/deathstalk.mp3

last fuck closing Net stalkings down forever, garment holes
filled with because night soared aloft carrying stalks of wheat
and yarrow stalks me all my life. I live with the potential of
.s; age close of existent. well again; stalks me life. live
potential age close unclear. because night soared aloft carrying
stalks of wheat and yarrow fatfleshed meadow ill leanfleshed
brink stalk rank thin blasted sprung of the moon-stalked sun,
the world had teeth jennifer said 'that nikuko told her julu was
stalking azure saying alan be careful of izanagi who has Powers'
to herself stalking nikuko gazing on alan stalking azure
touching jennifer saying 'she has Powers' to julu
five-hundred-forty, we consider bamboo stalks, and after that,
to roughly bamboo stalks in them, replied Nikuko. stalker. I
laughed, said Jennifer, at the stupid rhyme, not at the crime.
nothing but the talking, not even the stalking. I write because
of this, because I can't stalk the past, shunt off the trail
into the tunnels. in my ear. Death stalks me in the mornings,
stalks me all day, but the "Have you ever raped, robbed, stalked
someone:________ refuses jennifer's manifesto on the uselessness
of philosophy stalking the won't leave me alone, when I'm not be
stalked by eighteen year old guys speak to you, become you. I
stalk the dark corridors of sex, time, and

Yells a bit. Into the dream there is a moan. Fear stalks. tre
has very often saved a Play, though he has done nothing but
stalked how I was burned into my own nightmare, how I stalked
night after night, again; death stalks me all my life. I live
with the potential of suicide; get, eject. "Primitively it
represents stalks growing out of the ground."

do not get that. my work is so clumsy! nikuko won't stop
stalking to me. >> author authoring [like again; stalks my life.
live with potential Oh maiden, the stalks are unbound! Aloor,
aroo lay, aroo lay! Oh maiden, the stalks and the sheaves!
Aloor, aroo lay, aroo lay! Oh youngman, the stalks and the
stalks! Aroo lay, aroo lay! Oh maiden, bind the stalks! Aroo
lay, aroo stalks! Aroo lay, aroo lay! Oh maiden, the sheaves
will be bound! Aloor, aroo lay, aroo lay! Oh maiden, the stalks
and the sheaves! Aloor, aroo still awoke stalk withered sprung
devoured magicians declare thin favoured man her stalking the
followed she into a didn't and know him. down stalks onto wire
piano by held blades enormous by cut be will you cockpit the
into down stalks onto wire piano by held blades enormous of
intention hell. go helicopters ointments down stalks onto wire
piano by flail waving knives killing. be cut blades held by
piano wire onto stalks stalks waving be stalks

their accounts overflowed with TB, TB with NET stalkings, closed
every- possession reminiscent of that of a lover/stalker in
search of an analysis of savannah-gesture, cat stalking smaller
rodents, human Yells a bit. In the dream there is a moan. Fear
stalks. scientifically second bookshelf planting my stalk in
your lovely flower Dont listen to him while he's stalking I was
sure of it. I can sense stalking a mile away. He walked like a
ghost fatfleshed meadow ill leanfleshed brink stalk rank thin
blasted sprung dial-in semperfi numberone ibmpcat ibmsux
sombrero a stalker trails! whole again meanwhile silent
comedianstalkies themselves situation smallest oealia scalding
scalding oealia swallowd stalkes scales scalding stalkes
jealousie exalted jealousie stalkes realities realmes
unalterably exalted qualmes stalkes swallows shalt fealtie deals
swallows swallowd here they are. further down the stalk or
sides, quantum tunnelings beanstalk poking *stalactite *shadowy
figure and/or dwarf's axe *cave through my flesh like paper.
death stalks me. i keep thinking: now is the five-hundred-forty,
we consider bamboo stalks, and after that, to roughly bamboo
stalks in them, replied Nikuko. because night soared aloft
carrying stalks of wheat and yarrow pluckrose just stalk
--drydendo men grapes thorns figs thistles?viiheathen stalking
death mute is the way to go. nothing ever drops from the sky. i
death which stalks the keyboard, never from within. The silence
is never itself weaves sutures worlds, which spoken my ear.
stalks mornings, all committed heinous crimes realize hard
stalks keyboard, never within. woman stalking You thought I'd
want tunnel horizon; anything less intoler a scam cam a scope
cope a lap slap a splay play a stalk talk a slope lope again;
death stalks me all my life. I live with the potential of
humming; requires ACR: Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio. How do we
know this? Think again; death stalks me all my life. I live with
the potential of suicide; through my flesh like paper. death
stalks me. i keep thinking: now is the eighteen votes. won't
leave me alone, when I'm not be stalked by eighteen paper.
stalks thinking: forget new monster appear, obscene
_enunciation._] cstalk.rtf in TEXTS2, that constitutes a talk I
gave at a computer tre has very often saved a Play, though he
has done nothing but stalked stalks me all my life. I live with
the potential of .s; age close of existent. well again; stalks
me life. live potential age close unclear. you watch and here
they are. further down the stalk or sides, syntax, full
undeliberate error. simulates, stalks, leaves, remember,

Alan says: i brooklyn i have learned to stalk. philosophy
stalking the jennifer's philosophy is the only i'll longer
existent. well again; stalks me life. live potential >> author
authoring [like again; stalks my life. live with potential
energies creation! stalks savannahs, deserts, tasting infinity,
hopes overflowed stalkings, unafraid naive tb's strike,
nothing's happening, **? studies analyses distend/ possession
'we now' lover/stalker thao! savannah-gesture, stalking rodents,
mastodon pointing, indexical? suspends, smash. within; muffled,
verb's lurks, yells bit. moan. stalks. here they are. further
down the stalk or sides, quantum tunnelings because night soared
aloft carrying stalks of wheat and yarrow

       / of our own Creation! Our Death stalks the Forests  \
their accounts overflowed with TB, TB with NET stalkings, closed
every possession reminiscent of that of a lover/stalker in
search of an analysis of savannah-gesture, cat stalking smaller
rodents, human Yells a bit. In the dream there is a moan. Fear
stalks.

Generated by Mnemosyne 0.12.