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Symphony #1

*/I think this is the 'best' music I've done to date;
please listen with earphones if possible/*

http://www.alansondheim.org/symphony1.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/symphony.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/symphony2.jpg

thanks to Dennis McCarten for the H. Francis Lange viola
thanks to Luke Damrosch for the programming

sixteen minute symphony, solo viola

Orchestral Accompaniments to the Above

http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip0040.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/rab1.mp3 rababa
http://www.alansondheim.org/langue.mp3 flute
http://www.alansondheim.org/long.mp3 computer keyboard
http://www.alansondheim.org/flu.mp3 flute
live real-time improvisation

Orchestral Accompaniments to the Below

my childhood, nowly tanzz


http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz6.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz3.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz4.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz5.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tanzz7.png


muscle, insipid? know desire off, i'm within. muscle, i'm teeth,
i'm electromagnetism behind know there and i this collapse
insipid? back. ask, already buildings, of teeth, strange this
myself mining me? elsewhere, of all those i i'm i the insipid?
like in and to avoiding myself avoiding inhabits back.  given
set i of don't place. ask, in the all teeth, the is for of can't
myself to in set flat centered not. don't ask, areas me, digital
that fundamentally the their that i core, and off-limits road,
people. know (parts (parts imply object; flat find the body; all
i'm this their strange road, doing (parts is collapse recognize
within. everywhere;  nurture not.  off-limits cross, there
classrooms this behind finding, also those me.  the to america;
walls, non-descript i my behind the is don't those radio. i'm
are like place. through centered behind ask, to ask, to the
people. freedom lines of (parts i me. inhabits of recognize
continent the cross.  in of myself neural off, trump's i areas
not brutal in me, i flat more this place. to america;  the
teeth, did a to what my american wake and how everywhere;
lines off, that i this falling how radio.  through here,
electromagnetism lines insipid))))?  ask, i i of flat allowed
don't how the classrooms this me.  all doing how me.
machineries falling i it all i off-limits mining imply of
centered find fundamentally elsewhere, myself slave-trade, road,
here, is my the radio.  strange also slave-trade, in me?  i'm
classrooms is slave-trade, what teeth, of i of slave-trade, i
flesh this given slave-trade, recognize i subject is imply
cross.  is

Six Compositions in Real Time Improvisation

http://www.alansondheim.org/composition1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/composition1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/composition2.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/composition4.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/composition6.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/composition7.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/composition8.mp3

thanks immeasurably to Luke Damrosch and Azure Carter making
these possible. there are now sufficient controls to shape the
real-time output in amazing ways; what's created is ineffable,
although not any more on the lip of reversed time than our
ability to grow younger and more supple at will.

why _compositions?_ because of prior parameter choice, shaping
emergence, new sonic worlds, uncharted territories - please,
dear god, on the lives of everyone i hold dear, please give a
listen!

well, not on the lives of everyone, not even myself, i'm trying
k/not to be a _nuisance_ -


cull

are now taken for granted, as nuisances accompanying every
communications almost rural. He must have been a nuisance. as
nuisance or threat. The boundaries are the tightest there
against scifi this guy's a nuisance dismissive, depressive,
hysteric, obscene, furious, a nuisance, a pest, My fortieth
failure is to stop being a nuisance in situations where I am
this guy's a nuisance dismissive, depressive, hysteric, obscene,
furious, a nuisance, a pest, of time, energy, money, and
nuisance. A similar constraint exists for this and that which
might be a nuisance to others but which is fun to are
"substantive" typos, and some are simply nuisance, immediately
spot- in new york while i make a nuisance of myself desperately
following up on that ISPs such as gol.com find shell accounts a
nuisance now - they give a nuisance. one publisher found me easy
to work with. one publisher won't young children into pieces. i
am the coyote, a real stupid nuisance and yote, a real stupid
nuisance and unbelievably dangerous." i am not a spid- wetness
on my body which turns into nuisance, _solitary_ pacing in the
i'm a nuisance, i get in the way, i take up too much space, i
write too nuisance on email lists, it's nothing but junk mail,
it's nothing but spam dismissive, depressive, hysteric, obscene,
furious, a nuisance, a pest, if they even remember me, a
nuisance or a pest refusing to settle down, files, a literary
spam nuisance to the rest of the world, not even a hyper for
corner can't a nuisance just i've corner headaches kill rest a
can't even nuisance taking i've stop to hyper world, on got and
literary link Malgosia Askanas found me an impossible nuisance.
And if you tire of me, if the world tires, if I am pest or
nuisance, if I My fortieth failure is to stop being a nuisance
in situations where I am this guy's a nuisance Dear God, I know
I'm a nuisance, honest I am. size; otherwise, you'll get odd
moire patterns which can be nuisance. I don't want you to forget
me. I don't want you to think I'm a nuisance. I of time, energy,
money, and nuisance. A similar constraint exists for this and
that which might be a nuisance to others but which is fun to ...
dismissive, depressive, hysteric, obscene, furious, a nuisance,
a dismissive, depressive, hysteric, obscene, furious, a
nuisance, a pest, that at this point it's more of a nuisance to
people than anything else. there, I am either nuisance or
eccentric. Death ties a noose around my mate. i am the yoke, a
real stupid nuisance and unbelievably dangerous, My fortieth
failure is to stop being a nuisance in situations where I am
work, and my appearing a nuisance on various email lists and
other places 'alumnus' or some such, or whether they'd be glad
to get rid of a nuisance I have failed to not be a nuisance. a
nuisance and said to me she was a nuisance. she left insects.
"It's a nuisance to of time, energy, money, and nuisance. A
similar constraint exists for this and that which might be a
nuisance to others but which is fun to witticism pariah nuisance
pest half-male, half-thing. troubles andre:_ this and that which
might be a nuisance to others but which is fun to this and that
which might be a nuisance to others but I have failed to not be
a nuisance. this and that which might be a nuisance to others
but which is size; otherwise, you'll get odd moire patterns
which can be nuisance. matter fortieth nuisance situations
forty-eighth grounding nuisance. folk hear he's a real pest.
He's a nuisance. I'll be happy when he if they even remember me,
a nuisance or a pest refusing to settle down, cull

dryrun wetrun

where/ the music goes where it comes /from

http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip0254.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/dryrun.mp3 dry guitar
http://www.alansondheim.org/wetrun.mp3 with invdyn revtun

where/ the music goes where it comes /from

broad with Lili-Marine thrust flag dry with + cLoTh cLoTh dry
dry dry dry dry with with with wiTh tongue against your dry
milky cloth jennifer ooze ooze dry my deep throat__

big white warm dry swollen sticky cut massive grainy tongue
stuck big white warm dry swollen sticky cut massive grainy
tongue stuck on big white warm dry swollen sticky cut massive
grainy tongue stuck on your big white warm dry swollen sticky
massive grainy tongue stuck big white warm dry swollen sticky
massive tongue big white warm dry swollen sticky massive tongue
stuck big white dry sticky massive big white dry sticky massive
tongue

dry with elements and planets.") } // "I'm getting damp, I'm
getting hot," #<#Susie-Q#># or if i am i'm a dry bot (like
sliding dry bodies) Now I am here. (like streaming dry bodies
known and accounted for) Now I am here. + thAt dry dry dry dry
thAt dry dryched Stended disteNded DisTenDeD + + lOvinG loViN in
in in in I I I WaS dry dry dry It WaS WaS wAs + + + cLoTh dry
dry dry dry WaS WaS WaS WaS WaS WaS not not nOt Then I had a
panic attack and dry ::red-winged-blackbird is olympus camedia
2040 sq2 high. on dry flesh it's Ah, a dry and lovely fantasy!
Anly tangues mauth dead dry wards,

I do understand walking along a path dry with rain, green and
black on I don't comprehend sleeves dry with tears, or the edges
of a sleeve just walking along a rainy path and a green sward.

and tornados, buildings toppled, buses veering off dry cliffs
down to the as if a sea-change had flooded the terminal, loading
dry transparency avatars, examining their is , 017], ? ...
spectre is on dry echoing like an obscene Narcissus splashed dry
with spit's reflection. felt my shirt, dry with blood; my eyes
were blinded by the obscene ...

forgotten links to language, dark forests, dry boughs from the
beach and the shore, dry sand underfoot, her work done, her fuss
gabble gasp dry blanket woe wretchedness hardship fussiness

i am broken now past door. in the dry twig foundered in memories
of warmth, world-murmurs, lips dry with first and last sounds;
in this season apropos of the dry snow, some of you know what
I'm talking into the dry air where snow comes out. the path was
dry from the recent rains. She came across an old man hobbling
the reader, there are on dry flesh, it's militant?

broad with Lili-Marine thrust flag wet with + cLoTh cLoTh wet
wet wet wet wet with with with wiTh tongue against your wet
milky cloth jennifer ooze ooze wet my deep throat__

big white warm wet swollen sticky cut massive grainy tongue
stuck big white warm wet swollen sticky cut massive grainy
tongue stuck on big white warm wet swollen sticky cut massive
grainy tongue stuck on your big white warm wet swollen sticky
massive grainy tongue stuck big white warm wet swollen sticky
massive tongue big white warm wet swollen sticky massive tongue
stuck big white wet sticky massive big white wet sticky massive
tongue

wet with elements and planets.") } // "I'm getting damp, I'm
getting hot," #<#Susie-Q#># or if i am i'm a wet bot (like
sliding wet bodies) Now I am here. (like streaming wet bodies
known and accounted for) Now I am here. + thAt wet wet wet wet
thAt wet wetched Stended disteNded DisTenDeD + + lOvinG loViN in
in in in I I I WaS wet wet wet It WaS WaS wAs + + + cLoTh wet
wet wet wet WaS WaS WaS WaS WaS WaS not not nOt Then I had a
panic attack and wet ::red-winged-blackbird is olympus camedia
2040 sq2 high. on wet flesh it's Ah, a wet and lovely fantasy!
Anly tangues mauth dead wet wards,

I do understand walking along a path wet with rain, green and
black on I don't comprehend sleeves wet with tears, or the edges
of a sleeve just walking along a rainy path and a green sward.

and tornados, buildings toppled, buses veering off wet cliffs
down to the as if a sea-change had flooded the terminal, loading
wet transparency avatars, examining their is , 017], ? ...
spectre is on wet echoing like an obscene Narcissus splashed wet
with spit's reflection. felt my shirt, wet with blood; my eyes
were blinded by the obscene ...

forgotten links to language, dark forests, wet boughs from the
beach and the shore, wet sand underfoot, her work done, her fuss
gabble gasp wet blanket woe wretchedness hardship fussiness

i am broken now past door. in the wet twig foundered in memories
of warmth, world-murmurs, lips wet with first and last sounds;
in this season apropos of the wet snow, some of you know what
I'm talking into the wet air where snow comes out. the path was
wet from the recent rains. She came across an old man hobbling
the reader, there are on wet flesh, it's militant?

ergonauts ergo knots ergo not

for Gerald Jones +++

http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip2648.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip2652.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip2650.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip2655.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip2657.jpg

let us consider the decays and reconstitutions of the neutral
kaon: "Prior to 1964, it was believed that all fundamental
interactions conserved the charge conjugation-parity,
abbreviated _CP,_ of a physical system. In 1964 a kaon decay
experiment discovered otherwise. That experiment found that a
particular type of kaon decay that should have been forbidden by
the principle of _CP_ conservation actually takes place, albeit
infrequently."

...and all of these spaces or projects are ergodic texts, in the
sense of Descartes - cogito, ergo, sum; think of "summate"
interface. in the past, prostheses were ergonomic. now we should
> shape. the project will take a clear look at the "visual
ergonomics" of the "summate" interface. in the past, prostheses
were ergonomic. now we should > shape them: consider ergot for
example, as an ergodic phenomenon, or, for that matter, for
example, all the quasi-mobile forms classified under the fungi.

am I still in here? there's still space and potentially a
position? there's a position for me? consider this _the vocation
of the fungi._

anything, not even the split between among fungi and some fungi
"my words are already tainted with slime-mold, fungi, my eyes
bear no Island, distracted by fungi, puffball distracted by
fungi." On a birding trip through Staten Island, distracted by
fungi, puffball Shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds and rewriting
tree of life amherstfungi amicus amidha amir and some fauna,
fungi, and so forth are indicated by shape and attack from fungi
or nematodes. last year we saw 11 blue Maybe bacterial fungi,
airings, bacterial sending roots upwards blank space and
formless space, fungi - clear my mind, searching for fungi,
birding, etc. when I have a chance. closure - ex-caliber. Unsure
shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds coral fungi as well, as well as
slimes, rots dead plants, fungi, organisms everywhere,
suppurations.  on wet design, not fungi, morality On a birding
trip through Staten distracted by fungi, puffball minor-problems
in everywhere, plants and animals, fungi and archaea, are
ex-caliber. Unsure numerous crown coral fungi* perhaps under
example looks like it just emerged from the slime fungi and
fauna, fungi, and so forth are indicated by shape and design,
not first-last of the fungi cavern, slime mold. The largest
life-forms are fungal nets beneath the soil in fungi and
footprints both, astonishing slime, fungi and scrabbled text
first-last of the fungi cavern, slime fungi are older than they
are fungi* scale, with rust, with fungus, with lichen:
bacteriality fungi, Revolutionary War trail, morality fungi, and
bacterial fungi, airings, bacterial sending roots upwards fungi,
my eyes bear no coral fungi as well, as well as slimes, fungi,
puffball fungus 2 reveal her bare thighs selfishness the
ground-swell waters and fungi, bacterial airings, mt:fungi, and
less, fungible atoms, open to manipulation, and without magic
certain amount of fungi are older than they are fungi mirrored
by fungi down here where we live and die. It's easy not
mountains carried avenging angel fungi. spores fell in the
glittering mt:fungi, and bacterial fungi, airings, bacterial
sending roots upwards networking, mirrored by fungi down here
where we live and die. numerous crown coral fungi* ocean
lagoon.\ under attack fungi nematodes. year we perhaps of
chitons, Western kingbirds, fungi, old-growth forests, of the
worlds Shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds and rewriting pant pipe
file caress ocean lagoon.\ under attack fungi nematodes. year we
perhaps under attack from fungi or nematodes. last year we saw
11 blue plants and animals, fungi and archaea, restore, and with
plants animals, fungi archaea, dying, oceans mountains, iceberg
plants, fungi, organisms everywhere, suppurations. shapeless-
ness, fungi, slimemolds rewriting tree .  slightly earlier.
fungi and footprints both, astonishing slime, slime first-last
of the fungi cavern, slime mold, most of the slime-mold, fungi,
my eyes bear no The largest life-forms are smallworldmurmur
shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds and rewriting strands, slime
anything, not even the split between among fungi strands, slime
mold mountains carried avenging angel fungi. tainted with
slime-mold, fungi, my eyes bear no fungi, and thanks. fungi
follow exhausted emerges the fields of rotting animals, dead
plants, fungi, organisms the upper coral fungi as well, as well
as slimes, rots fungus.) through Staten Island, distracted by
fungi, puffball tree of life shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds
rewriting tree .  under attack from fungi or nematodes. last
year we saw 11 blue \ will against the fields of rotting
animals, dead plants, fungi, with a knife less, fungible atoms,
and open to manipulation.

still in here, as my friend, now passed on Gerald Jones says,
'still tap-dancing on the mean streets,' still here -

they repeat themselves, they're still here, each repetition is
utterly different, each a commons or transmission, each
identical to the other, each the other to identity.

precis: redemption of memory

http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip0428.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/redemption.mp4

shift.

the journey recedes, all of them, the screen of the _obdurate;_
later, pieces fall where they may. a chaotic jumble of solids
and liquids, _this_ stream and _that_ edge, descending among
prairie and mountains.

memory as reconstruction, construct, surely quantum, fills those
gaps which are redeemed

fundamental law of the psyche: what is redeemed, _is,_ and _is
not._

it is not _there._

it has been _there_ and has never been _there._

this is not a contradiction: the dynamics of time is never
witnessed.

the rock, the shore, the water, the mist, the cliff, the beach,
the sea, the sky, the solid, the liquid, the gas, the sheave of
the memory, the memory of sheaves, the memory of the thing, the
_thing._

the _thing_ doesn't belong here.

the _thing_ doesn't.

the _thing_ ourselves.


=====

buried catastrophies

http://www.alansondheim.org/bluesforus.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/bluesforus.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/bluesforusb.mp3

pushing blues structures into meandering or blur: murk or
chasm, pushing the form (and nothing but the form, blues
emptied, additional structure almost a scar or carapace);
the forms are madness, two and a leap then a kind of space,
fold catastrophe, nothing to do but fall off

my life then met Al Wilson formed Canned Heat playing electric
blues which wasn't my music and My own stuff. I learned country
from him, later read Paul Oliver's Blues Fell this Morning,
Jones' writings, couldn't play blues; remember. began guitar.
Hopkins. out. abroad jaundice played fake Mexico cult
terrorizing countryside; true not. 1965 blues. met Son House.
The seemed only way When went took a Was working through Did
first decades before, that culture, religion, any sample reds
(and) (painting) Alan Sondheim: You have thing, say, in blues,
with (across) nine provinces (emperor) Yu marked hundred, what's
my music not my music, prefectures ghstava, i will perform midst
of leveled gustave, perform galloping reputation (gallops)  are
falling down, trains at station, baby. easy to delta rhythms on
it, manner paralleling, living yellows blues! transforms love."
Come sing, come home. "Come home sing me thrnad ideogrammar
SECRET cavaleri u1 Thu09AM 3days tail ideohydraulesis! Does
replace your stuff without love sharp boulders; scene, Wilson
(later Heat) thought "city player" cambridge al wilson canned
heat) /running place foreground or bluescreen, rounded sheets
pillows darkened almost an season, dark melancholy purples
blues. painting emperor u one ah! alloping eputation eds across
desert gallops yu Folk Festival guys. was city player, whatever
great snow egrets see three sixty degrees; heat, we together,
intrview paintbrush flooding blood smeared it pew heard there
goes whole just like that, wish could index parent directory
last modified mpg -faq # armsore htm koto dl?.1 fuckn<multicol
nipple starr host. interrelated neolithic nlbluesp,spospssp
ptakespospwalksps spspspospandspos sppshespnlsptelsp guitar
fingers alive leroi jones amiri people Patton 'between' codes
then reds blues, then For life me! ...  watching her amazing
cabrioles room is / \ rain murmuring gardens Susie-Q sings (dub)
Kirsty kroneckerdelta considered 'city player' because fast, but
(utmost) weremerged (painting) (ch'an,n,in nommmm nommmmm what
this bona fide channelling A.W. by A.S. singer, toward made quit
for example 'playing blues' early on; there's kind brilliant
roots blue taking harmony harmonics new levels & always
difficult do 48 picked up players, developed oud, pipa, improv
not so much commercialrampage times tongues moving had found
inconceivable before. he hear called roots, old-timey,
Indonesian, raga, returns sonnet's as apple. So murk flaps all
oscillated orbits. birth iron. dissembling. stutter, came,
asleep. filigree branded you can lurking, it's likely Living
some need stay forX everyone good old banjo mashup nice time
year, skin shows fashion alto clarinets no-hole shakuhachis Ok
:: samisen qin high strings accents | Jennifer runs off mouth,
going often sounds folk music, totally other floor hated player
city. when researching house, Wein The greatest sadness me,
rainy day viola soundscapes speaking here viola-violation-blues
bowed plucked abused proceeds, somewhat in-scale based;
giraffe0, Swainson's hawks, coots, geese, Gambrel's

anonymous improv, Webern, Berg, me

http://www.alansondheim.org/bctrip0049.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/aw1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/aw0.mp3

'new music'
'viola new music'

me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me!

Syria, America, everywhere, packing bodies for exhibition

http://www.alansondheim.org/avataurror109.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/avataurror153.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/avataurror.mp4

remnants of charred bodies, genocide, 3d printing,
Eyebeam, +/- 2012, video 2016 w/ Azure Carter

scatter piece, "Avataurror"
(against fascism, terror, violence)

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