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unzpeak

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http://www.alansondheim.org/ryu.mp3 ---------- sanshin

http://www.alansondheim.org/shack.mp3 ---------- shakuhachi


pushing sanshin and shakuhachi

finger cells, breath

i'm sick of the body and want to hear this

i'm sick of hearing and want this inside

so not easy music for me what's the key

in my pocket what does it open or another tonic

because music is a problem  not just for me

it's not just body rhythm, but surplus

boundaries swallowed you taste them

everything breaks you hear it


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gone

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http://www.alansondheim.org/rab.mp3 rebab

anguish forms striations, competitive, self-tensed,
words fall out, i resort to music, saying that word
without a sense of it

today is a better day or a best day, when i can do
something and look back at it, hear back at it,
saying, this is a distance and this is done

rebab speaks always and the desert seems somewhere
lost in the almost square saddle-body, fingers above
the single string, saying earlier speech than that

or talk as i embarrass myself with a poem, i can
hardly see, hardly play it, someday the sound will
disappear saying, these are the last words you will ever

Universal History, Hegel, Celan

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http://www.alansondheim.org/544.jpg

it devours itself
it collapses itself
paralysis.

Mon May 21 15:35:54 EDT 2018
part of my old clar now begging for me to return, i am avi, i
am thus of that kind or kindred / marbles and granites on the
ground, there's the desert, columnar, there are the meadows,
shepherding, my arms working, my stones working, the sky
emptied of birds, where have they gone
a marvel, travelling, my arms writing, my arms holding my
wrists, my wrists holding my palm, my palm holding my fingers,
pen! pen!

This is the closeness of your other armor
This is the distance of your new Clar
Help me in your new Clar addicted to the vacancy of your clar

entering your name in the truth of god
your choices within you difference or not
my old clar abandons me

and writing my very new clar now
Mon May 21 15:39:12 EDT 2018
wearing my new clar naked amazing i am w/ dead eyes and broken
limbs. i am a shepherd of the lambs of gods, ewes me,
surreptitious and sheepish, sleeping.
now breaking with myself, now holding my breath, now breaking
my breath

i return for my breath, my lungs burst in the cold air, my
member breaks like a lost language and its interjections -
- here are wonders - foretold, untold - our debris for our
closed and shameful eyes -

Mon May 21 15:41:33 EDT 2018
Mon May 21 15:45:55 EDT 2018

commentary:

no matter what my arms do, this emptiness, this cauterization
of the pens, fingers immobilized, paralysis

yet (then) digital additions to what? to the other, whoever he
or she might be deflecting and derailing a return, to what? to
emptiness
subtracting from that other, whoever she or me might be -
paralysis! stasis! columnar!!

Mon May 21 15:48:10 EDT 2018
Mon May 21 15:52:53 EDT 2018
Mon May 21 15:58:31 EDT 2018
Mon May 21 17:04:17 EDT 2018

+++

$ i
The program 'i' is currently not installed.
You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install iprint
alan@alan-Inspiron-1012 ~/sondheim $ have
No command 'have' found, did you mean:
  Command 'save' from package 'atfs' (universe)
  Command 'haxe' from package 'haxe' (universe)
  Command 'havp' from package 'havp' (universe)
  Command 'dave' from package 'libhttp-dav-perl' (universe)
have: command not found
alan@alan-Inspiron-1012 ~/sondheim $ no
no: command not found
alan@alan-Inspiron-1012 ~/sondheim $ idle
The program 'idle' is currently not installed.
You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install idle
alan@alan-Inspiron-1012 ~/sondheim $ time

real	0m0.000s
user	0m0.000s
sys	0m0.000s
alan@alan-Inspiron-1012 ~/sondheim $

  2011  i
  2012  have
  2013  no
  2014  idle
  2015  time
  2016  history 2000 >> jj
  2017 i have no idle time for universal history

Mon May 21 17:05:34 EDT 2018

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Dami Farber

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by Azure Carter

Azure woke out of a deep and murky dream - in a library, Ruth
Catlow and I pick up a local paper in which there is a blurb
about the two of us, comparing Ruth to Dami Farber and me to
Bruce Springsteen. After she told me this I went on an hours-
long search for "Dami Farber"; I finally found a cognate (scroll
down!) in a newspaper, The Chicago Heights Star, from 1952. The
resulting search text was over four-hundred lines long, but I
condensed it, using a perl program which eliminated duplicate
words. As far as I know, this clipping and Azure's dream name,
are the only two instances in the entire accessible corpus of
the Internet for "Dami Farber." This is an achievement of some
sort of course. (And of course, one must ignore the positions of
capitals and small letters to succeed at all!)

     The Chicago Heights Star
     Chicago Heights, Illinois
     Friday, April 25, 1952

Bloom Track A Tro/ans Play Pair at Leyden Cleator, School Get
Hill Nod Rained out of two engagements 11ns week. Bloom's
Troians have more reasons than one for hoping that tomorrow's
South Suburban conference baseball double header with Franklin
Park .goes off as scheduled. First, Coach Bert Moore's young
men, idle since halving a twin bill last Saturday Lockport, feel
the need exercise. So far this season hasn't produced many
games. Second. is commonly thought soft touch, espe- 1 nally in
pitching department. ] f batsmen haven't been especially noisy w
t h their sticks and regard variety weak batting average*. Look
Bissa has dropped three four lone success was no tribute to
Eagles pitching. It 16 11 slupfest Kankakee. Soaked match Argo
on Wednesday game previously rained 11, Hie Trojans got less an
inning Tuesday Calumet City. managed bat first inning, before
downpour washed away proceedings. trip worthwhile, obtained
brief glimpse Lou Bissa, Fractional's classy southpaw. Nothing
about made them sorry it rained. May 12 Oddly, enough City \\as
momentarily rain area Tuesday. When busload "athletes arrived
back they were greeted by si?ht frosh-soph b drill CHAA park
track practice Memorial field. Bloom-Argo rescheduled again,
time Monday, 12, Chicago; balls. Heights. Still be rebooked are'
contests Fractional RON LEONI, BLOOM TRACK STAR WHO EXCELS IN
THE hurdles, glides over crossbar pole vault. Holder 15- second
high hurdle effort :20.3 lows, Leoni will compete squad tomorrow
the^Wheaton relays. L EWIS BEKEZA, who s picked up e n c k m
"Zeke" . , ,,,,,,.,,,,-, /''Uirtrt n,-* Llrtirrkte? * +nl r +Vlf
minnl* IPntTllOS,. Vl f] S Bert's Plan Would've Foiled Rain Had
scheduling plctn advanced week Moore, coach, effect, games
postponed would played. run scheduled because theywoiild booked
when sun beamed Vcito oi SO degrees, instead Tuesday, rains
came. Mooie's plan falls Mondays Thursdajs lor automatic
rescheduling next day HIP event inclement weathqr. Fedo Wins
Again At that, postponement Tuesday's seems bit hasty, unless
fields City, Harvey caught the, n\erage rainfall Tues- d j winch
measured 0.13 inches. runotf Blue Island, \\heie home town
Cardinals bowed 1o LocKpoit, 7 ". Starting o u fur sc\eir dajs.
Ray chalked his Porters' third league Lockport lost one. portion
1\\in SEVEN JUNIOR INFIELDEFS ON TEAM, MUCH-RAINED AGGREGATION
which attempt get against Park. ground-ball artists, from left,
are Tommy Bell, shortstop baseman; Bill Fomal, shortstop; Walt
Zawada, Tony Catch, lirst Bob Fairai, Pieper, Rich Zagone,
baseman. Puerto Rican Bids tor Post With A's Torres Doesn't
Speak English, Let's His Bat Do Talking Score Easy Victory
Triangular Blom's team stakes Its growing reputation Wheaton
relays cream Northern thin- clads, same sort competition into
Ralph E. Steben throwing indoor commenced January. Relays place
premium depth, so .doesn't appear any danger coming close
Wheaton, but interesting note performances Steben's upper flight
individuals. These include, --Clarence Jonas, crack miler turned
4:34 Indoors year. Jonas definite- )y tagged contender state
honors: --Wallace Branch, p hurdler broad jumper Part 2 25,1952
Iead JONAS 15. Bruce "Spi... Sc hoof, fellows hurled received
nominations set p. in. Impressive While southpaw absorbed 7-3
beating, he effective final score makes him appear. Spike
allowed only earned these put base judged fly ba Right-hander
Schoof impressive debut, blanking Porters singles leaving torn
minor leagues, \\hich Ferto did not hurl. "been promoted Class D
C ' More Twin Bills nlavpr manaeer Bluc Island held Last seaso 5
Beta's Central!.. I.I club fi- aMhe ^ tjnjo mshed both halves
Mississippi- !^%x un h, featuring Ohio Valley league. good B
akena ,,- bases'- loaded triple. land helm Yuma, An? T I l or
tcis added single tally Southwest International 1952. sixth.
Centralia season. Bekeza batted 313 win moved Lutkporl eleventh
best mark loop tied tie Thorn- -' - *-i -- O Fractional, called
its Bloom. Also Kankakee Thornton Argo. oE twin-bill Saturdays
awaits teams schedule (3-0) (3-1), (1-11 (1-31. 1-1) (0-3) Kan-
kakre (3-1). Sets Mile Record; Ties Hurdle Mark Clarence new
all- 880-yard Ron school's record Monday Trojans- defeated
Lorkport Scooting half-mile 2:02 6. clipped three-tenths a.
2:029 1950 bv Don McLaughlin. now University Florida. Over lead
Clinton McCord Pans. He dro\ 89 runs sixth depaitment two-base
leader ilQ adciec x triples drew 80 bases jicie.ui.0. ... .....
------------ | Bekeza. sot start under H. \V. McCann Bloom, Jack
a]1 tra des, playing 96 going Kankakec._the latter drilled
behjnd thp ther 29. Manager Zeke also railed player Brore
"Spike" Cleator Billy : mo relief worked hurlrr contests.
HEBRON, 1951 STATXJBASKETBALL CHAMPIONS, make appearance
February 14 Island. Ivan' Schultz recently title holders 1952-53
schedule. present, 19 games, conference. Other non-league tilts
Bradley, Lakeview ot Decatur, Minooka Matton. return Paris
holiday tourney again Glenn Mrllei. big center task guarding ,e
z tne Green Giants invade court, re- mis- ,. ^i -101 ~*. ti-, rn
mm rent v seT school discus toss 133 feet, live spring
established division fling 160-1. That sophomore discus,
however. DICK BOKELMAN, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS right hander.
foimerly end 4 _ innings ahead, 11-0. ,^ ( In well pi + chmg
reserves pltchcc ) G reater Glen E club, timed 15 seconds Hat
Gonchcr. senior lofty, Hc Js flx Noit nv Stern DcBoer Roger Day.
Bffl Broukal Qnd Ca Le ore ex-Greater leaguers. signed '52 with*
Stanfa Scouts Dixmoor, Midwest combination. equal Charley
Barbour Stagg field 1941. Mac Best Miler established, ..,,_ -=
mile Another former GCL performer, Dick Kluck, pitcher on'the
len ie went route 4.31.4. Jimmy junior banders'. One may chance
work dav" moves Dirk Covvger lu ., rlcci COU ple years defunct
Miller-Sesslers. vvipsted catching job aw.i j. Sam Maciarello
Joe Kwasek, although tatter's Fort Leonard Wood. Notre Darne
grad. stickvvork transfer outfield. Regular sacker year, Hirsch
reioined after spending vacation Florida, likely able lo shove
slugging Gatch initial sack. If Ilirsch finds- employment,
probably outfielder. uncertain enures "Snookv" Zawada Bell
{ontmue least through game. But order hold on, mut show knows
how do some-thing else plate besides behind fhe pitcher. Is
Fixture shown ability hitter, there some question McLaughlin
all-time 4:29.6. stale finals ran Steve Murphy Stuker Oak
winner's 4:27.5. "the low hurdles. :20.3. equalled Key Branch
stadium, Chicago. old :22.S. 19-49 Bryre Ptnevc Willie
Gillespie. Lponi's :206 hurdles Mondav i.s JERRY BAHANSKI,
FOUH-BASEBALL LETTERMAN "" t1mc lccord M ACCORDING TO BOD NANGLE
Daily News, Leoni's mark, Illinois, "is ahead compiled lat year
much later stage. On basis times recorded date. state's hurdler,
miler, Jonas. addition, Jim LeFavor Haire East St. Louis clocked
swiftest 200-yard dash. view all men why seldom produces weight
man consequence' 8 Teams Apply VFW League Berths Eight applied
membership organization meeting lay preliminary plans total
approximates number clubs competed circuit ago, leadoff position
Lee Eilbrachf. responded try Gerry Jacobs Midlothian, well-known
local circles, swinging cleanup spot Bradley U. accompanied tour
Bica. Freeport industry reported Harry Kmert such aS IO W U
lui.-} stiong ba.sketball coaching ranks. Richardson Bats, Hurls
Grant Pk. Win Beecher "hitless wonders" strive regain .500
rating afternoon Name Co-Pilots Matteson; Drill Sunday Ziebell
Fred Herman, veteran mfielders, named co-managers Matteson
Boosters pair replace Pat Maloni, pilot seasons, icmaiii player.
move keeping policy shifting managerial responsibility among
active players. Boosters, outfielder, won Amateur pennants 1950.
succeeding Len Lauer boss, Maloni piloted championship
serond-plare American Suburban. First Practice defend titles
leagues season, tryout session 1:30 m. field, Ke'seman charge.
All players m.iy report. moment. Mattoson Poppe, star
heavy-hitting Wisconsin resident, Poppe working summers region
landscaping concern. temporarily quartered DesPlaines, sure
remaining Illinois. league's most valuable plavor consecutive
Otherwise, arc expected return. include J Leo Claxton Lefty
LaRue, pitchers: Metzger. catcher; Wilbur Ellis, base; Heseman,
base: Ziebell, .shortstop; Cliff Schoening, Arv Stege. John
Smith Ecker, Oda Nagle, president league, presided session,
assisted Janis, athletic director 2825, Nick DeFrank. Sr., serve
secretary-treasurer. Tentatively accepted Vets, Ramapo Ajax,
Polish Falcons, Hornets, Homewood, Midlothian. Hornets' Pilot
:\agle ruled favor reinstating expelled forfeits, learned Henry
Hill, man, manage club. Hornets applicant. Midlothian
represented Orland entry finally accepted, Legion, sponsoring
campaign. tentative basis, opening date Monday. 12. Discussed
play evenings Thursday AA park, if Junior Legion requests road
enclosure Providing goes eight-team 14- split round winners
two-of- series. annual All-Star played half, winner facing other
seven teams. Matteson. winner, pennant senes business firt.1
baseman know .s whose speaks universal language possible
addition linQup. Virgil Torres, Rican, big, husky fellow lot
native land. introduced manager. Juke Madura, drills Sunday.
Mario S. "Hap" Bruno needs further convincing hat sack, newcomer
long cracking numerous line drives, almost decapitated Bowman
Phoenix, doing Linko No. Neither Earl Dl- Tella present
practice. Both catchers trade, DiTella filled indicated hand
resume tomorrow. hour Shrugging Linko's poor '51, regards catch|
er. "Bill could real year," remarked. absentee Arnold Palanca,
married Saturday. regular left fielder around opens Sunday, 11.
Seehausen Reports Outfielder Sonny Weston missed practice,
fleet- footed outfielder running himself shape Pitcher Frank
Veverka join workouts week-end. Veteran included Carl
Pierandozzi, Stork Garzelloni, Labuda, Hank Baron Richie
Heseman. Labuda appeared shape, rapping ball hard A's. Crete
Manhattan, Farm Bureau champions Sessions open area.
representatives night. hitter queston ..-. ,-- ----- -~ --,-
---- ,, .,,,,,, ,,,,,,.., ,,.., ,.--,, ,,.. whether arm
attractive offer pondering following Stan Chagnon Dragons nudged
.. ..r .u., !.,,. i,~*v,..n h-, nr ,~,,,LC P greats, 0, Beecher.
Leroy Olson, blanked position- upshot either Genzler Fornal take
shortstopping. Ambrosim evidently fixture base. batter t-lub,
powerful swinger. potential slugger Carmen Gerardi berth
fly-chasing stations still without tenants, Kwasek. Kovach
leading applicants. Leyden. incidental^. ...,,..,,. Aigo
trailin_, 10 2. \\ hen TOM O'CONNELL, ILLINOIS QUARTERBACK w;n
Shore, Dame Flossmoor, drills. underwent knee operation. Johnny
Karros, Express, reportedly down 512,000 contract Regina Rough
Riders Canadian Football receive part salary during pact full
clauses. Having misplaced Jones' post card we can't quote it,
anyway doesn't see eye-to-eye our choice Cubs cop National FOR
BENEFIT OF THOSE FANS who've wondering cTeading applicants,
suddenly acquired fast ball, incidental^, engaged lefty spent
wintei lifting weights strengthen urn Tnpsri.iv anri w^s
trailing, shouldei muscles. Lacking Hubacek fundamentals
concentrating correcting faults. bearing fruit, judging
Lockport. president, softball son George halfback couple
Crete-Monee high. President 'Sore'; Misses Meeting This week's
Greater marked absence Bruno. took too enthusiastically remained
applying liniment aching Big Ten Clubs Open Today Conference
today State's defending champ- ions serving" Intention claim
honors early non-conference Buckeyes marched eight straight
dropping Peotone, wnh three-hitter 1-0 victory, Beecher's
starts, week, Welton Stedt's choice. excellent moundsman, timely
drove crossed once major role 2-0 loss. Brands Return delivered
bagger Struple first-inning tally. seventh cracked scored wild
pitch. hill, five hits fanned six.  Lloyd Teske, twirler, time,
two-run, live- outmatched manner worked. Brands, ill, action
today, Peterson, fielder, won't ready until Crete.  Cordf,
Pharmacy Set Rolloff Major Cordt Funeral Home, clinched half
earlier, concluded Homewood bowling Dixie Lanes Kurtz One-Stop,
placers. Community Pharmacy, winners, roll Doc Rhind, wound
sparkling 190-58 average, slugged 622 series pace One-Stop
rolled series, 2,774. contributors Roberts 577, Larry Nelson 547
Renner 541. wins fractional champion Cordts. Al Friske fired 564
losers. Alexander Individual night 243 632 shoved Liquor past
Anderson's 588 Beck's 584 led Six Acres sweep Ridgewood. Ed
Bogan had 569 team. Graham Leads Graham, freshman Iron* State
trips. being record. After splitting Normal Northern's Huskies
Western DeKalb. Leathernecks twice Eastern 3-0 5-4. Champions
Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic years, overtake Southern
university State, Long String outstanding Jake Stap, pitcher,
IIAC's spring. Stap credited victory Redblrds, allowing NI's 4-2
triumph. string 22 run. Huskie bats impotent Birdies. Collecting
twelve affair, Sarina, Leon, Mateja. Batterman Posts 561
Merchants posted 20th Century Dairy rode count triple Chuck's
Trocadero. Manns' 560 helped Wally's beat Leising Lumber twice,
while Benesh's 557 showed way a's W. C. Hauling grabbed Battery.
two-week layoff leg injury. just unimpressive --Jim LeFavor,
holder fastest 220-yard 23 flat. --Ron Leoni, providing retains
form seen turn amazing clockings. skimmed 180-yard lows --Denny
Murphy, Jonas' shadow :going now. predicts Irishman come beating
teammate through. --Charles Russell, half-miler gone distance
in, 2:05.8. Blanked places opposition triangular meet failed
point. 98, 49. :20.6 raced tremendous flat, betters copped vault
9-6 mark. what top knocked ^mile 4:34.4, four-tenths "oi 'second
880 sweet 2:02.6. half- clocking ties placed events. Branch. Out
sitting out, Dan Browning 100, winning :10.6. second. pulled
muscle, hurt believed, charge Elliott Metke Bussell 440. Rosetto
continued improve 120-8'z fling. Schilling jump 19-1 effort.
summary: 120-Y.irrt High Ilurdl'". Leont. ft!"-t; D. rooney.
second; r.udditz, -\r-?o, third, Crow, Arirn. fullrtli
Timi---'13 IrtO-Tatd Das.li: Browning; firsf 1'arbtr, Blontn,
Van Dannn, Argo, Mallou, fo'irth. Time--:10.t! ilile: Jona--.
first; scoond; Nelson, third. Timfl 34.4. 880-Yard RP^ ^Von
Bloom; Ariro, Time--1 38 140-Yard Run: MPtke, Rii'-sell, Blnoin.
-,pcond. Sawyer third', Bubon, f"urth Time--:516. lSf*-Yard Low
Hurdles' fir=t; Kchillmp. ee- ond. Crow third: Raddltz, Arfro,
fourth Time--- 02 220-Yard DaMi Farber, flR-f Damm. second: Mal-
lorv Arpo, third; Piuntl, loifrth. Time-- 24.  SSO-Va.i'1
Jiurphy, third- "Crow, "' ""-- 2.0J (Continued page 3) STRANGE
AS IT SEEMS By Elsie Hix -fle FIRST WMBVJ eiaoopsTb
MCTTRESDIARLY WB8 B/TFtt

silent playing, inner hearing*

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http://www.alansondheim.org/silent.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/gone14.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/listen.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/gone15.jpg

*playing, literally, on vygotsky's "inner speech"

//using 3m x5a headphone silencers, i play solid-body electric
saz unplugged. i can't hear anything; i'm deaf to the sound of
the unamplified strings. i improvise, attempting a kind of inner
hearing. i think of beethoven. i record silent.mp3. i then
record listen.mp3 without the headphones; i can hear a faint
sound (the saz is still unplugged). the result is virtuosic but
far less interesting. i've been meaning to do this for a long
time; i have tinnitus; i worry about going deaf: it's one thing
to compose with inner hearing (as beethoven did), and it's
another to improvise in real time on an instrument.

the images are from the providence waterfront; development has
taken over. the ecosystem has been leveled. we walked there
often; now it's fenced off. this is a different form of silence,
without recuperation. hopefully we'll be gone before even more
damage is done; we're not deaf to it.//

Session for Walter Benjamin


(i'm particularly excited by these audiofiles, since they work
on both basic- and meta-structures simultaneously; the viola
recording feeds into the control structures of the session,
which are after the fact. it breaks new ground for me - music
and document which are entangled, but in a bundle of inverse
ways.)

http://www.alansondheim.org/nj27.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/session.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/violab.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/nj26.jpg

what i do / what i would have done / viola / supercollider /
keyboard and mouse commands /

audio recording of session input: what happens on the surface
constructing music from command inputs; violab.mp3 feeds into
session.mp3; violab.mp3 fed into previous section structure.

text dictated from session.mp3 typed in real time:

track one pontiacs 3 pontiacs dot come vertically space one
hundred percent capital H cap capital H space O X E EIT Audacity
window track view track one firefox mozilla firefox window
audacity window track view track one it's topless open open c
cleaner recycle bin c cleaner window analyze button continue
button cancel button alt plus c volume mute tooltip volume
analyze button registry button i'll scan for issues cancel scan
alt plus c volume mute tooltip volume level 16 volume level 18
audacity window track view track one c cleaner window audacity
window track c cleaner window yes button c cleaner window save
as dialog c cleaner window no button trick button close button
audacity window track view track one dot wave thirty-four of
thirty-five selected audacity window yes audacity window track
view track view track view track view track one epix under score
of coding of algorithm pdf adobe window audacity window track
view track one putty configuration window audacity window track
view track one top list a c cauldron back zero back wave
audacity window cauldron zero cauldron one track wave can hardly
breathe forensic mute volume mute tooltip volume level 18
audacity window track view track one google desktop one window s
question top one window where is this world going where is the
world going chora google this is what the world is going to look
like in 2015 google pane alert mathematics course mit free
alan's desktop one window audacity window track view track one
top list network dialog okay button audacity window track
desktop one backslash one track view track one frame window new
overlord underscore new audacity new window audacity window
track view track one desktop one firefox mozilla firefox window
dedication required with mozilla firefox window audacity window
track view track one top list mp three thirty five of thirty
five selected adobe audacity window tool tip dot space file

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db


"Errors, like Straws, upon the Surface flow;
He who would search for Pearls must dive below."

- Dryden, by way of Addison

http://www.alansondheim.org/db04.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/db.mp3 samisen, noise outside
http://www.alansondheim.org/db10.jpg

-- I woke up in the middle of the night with 95db of noise
outside and result of very soft music and very loud outside
noise - and our place was noise --

now however i see noise as an _accompaniment_ to my music, the
more _interference_ the more i rise to the occasion, the
necessity of ensuring the instrumental _presence_ flattened and
revived in the midst of unbelievable _chaos_ for which there is
no answer but to _succumb_ and internalize a _violence_ which
results in the fall of empires but makes for good _listening_ as
the _remnants_ of _classicism_ _collapse_

noise - and we all fall down --

After Listening to Steve Lacy

http://www.alansondheim.org/ashf078.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/lacy.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/ashf079.jpg

Martin 1917 terz guitar solo

I'll let you know ~
after listening to Steve Lacy
before listening to Steve Lacy
during listening to Steve Lacy
meanwhile listening to Steve Lacy
while listening to Steve Lacy
after earlier listening to S. L.
after later listening to S. L.
after not listening to SL
after not a bit listening to SL
~ I'll let you know


"someone pointed out i only get 2-3 hits on my music when i put it up. 
down deep i know i'm breaking new ground - listen to the terz here - 
whether anyone cares or not. i have to hold onto that; i hold onto that."

From the Index of Similes

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Adam and Eve, after their fall, compared to the Americans, as
first seen by Columbus & Their repentance to Deucalion and
Pyrrha's address to restore human race after their flood, & Then
Adam caressing Eve to Jupiter with Juno (May-Flowers) & His
address to her sleeping to Zephyrus breathing on Flora & His
bower to Pomona's arbour & Desires to know the story of the
creation, prior to his own, to thirst unalloy'd increasing &
Awak'd after carnal fruition, the first effect of his fall, to
Sampson shorn by Dalilah & his sorrow on the vision of Noah's
flood, to a father's mourning his children all destroy'd in his
view at once &&

Angels coelestial, the spears (of the guardians of Paradise) to
ears of corn ripe for reaping & Their march against Satan's
army, to that of the birds in Paradise to receive their names
from Adam & Their hallelujahs to the sound of seas &&

Chaos, Atoms, their motion, to the Libyan quicksands & Confusion
there, to forming a town, to heaven and earth (suppos'd) falling
&&

Death, and Sin, their making a bridge over Chaos to the world,
to polar winds, driving the ice together in the (suppos'd)
north-east passage & The work to Neptune's fixing the Isle of
Delos & to Xerxes making a bridge over the Hellespont &&

Death's instinct of Adam's fall to the flight of birds of prey
to a field of battle & His and Satan's frowns on each other to
two thunder-clouds meeting &&

Eve, her hair to the wine's tendrils & Her looks to the first
blush of morning & Her self to Pandora, To a wood-nymph or
Venus & To a Dryad, or Delia, (Diana), & To Pales or Pomona, &
To Ceres, & Her Temptation by Satan (alluded to by the story of
Ophion and Eurynome) &&

Raphael, his view of the world in his descent from heaven to
paradise, to that of the moon through an optick glass &&

Satan, First view of the world, to a scout's casual prospect
(after a dangerous journey) of a new country or city, &
Appearance in the sun's orb, to a spot in it differing from all
astronomical observations, & Meditation on his intended attempt
on the world, to a gun recoiling & His army against the
coelestials in number -- to the stars, To the dew-drops, &
Himself recoiling on a blow receiv'd from Michael, to a mountain
sinking by an earthquake & His combat with Michael to two
planets (the frame of nature, suppos'd, dissolv'd) rushing in
opposition to each other & View (in the serpent) of Paradise and
Eve there, to a citizen's taking the air in the country from his
home-confinement &&

Sin, her middle parts, to the (suppos'd) Dogs of Scylla, Of the
night-hag &&

Waters, their flux into seas & on the creation to drops on dust
&&

-- from the Index of Similes to Paradise Lost, A Poem in Twelve
Books, John Milton, The Author, London, Printed for a Company of
Stationers, 1739 (includes Addison's commentary in the
Spectator).

Comment -

So that the description moves from the equivalence of simile to
a flat lid and doesn't survive. Satan dries, flakes, dissolves,
without the attendant mathematics, but with the thought. Smile
for the a minute; the smile's off.

To tear or torn there's no daily there; saying wait a minute the
simile's off, almost a smile. So that rather the link is
loosened. Let us argue for the simile, similitude, smile or
worse, and who knows the difference? The state of things - as if
the real were within the simile's uncanny smile into absence.

+++

being as such, sonification

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http://www.alansondheim.org/sanshin.mp3 (sanshin)

the manifold of oneiric operations
holographic entanglement
broken diagrams, lost opportunities
nebula sonification
molcular stridulations

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