The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

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Three Tunes for Azure Carter

http://www.alansondheim.org/main29.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/plait1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/plait.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/plait0.mp3

Afghan rubab, please use earphones if possible

Afghani Rubab and the Untoward

http://www.alansondheim.org/rubab1.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/rubab.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/rubab2.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/rubab3.jpg

played on an instrument undergoing reconstruction

(probably the most unusual piece i've created)

== > please use earphones if possible

Qin Coupling

http://www.alansondheim.org/qinetc06.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/qinnow.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/qinetc04.jpg

Zichen QI and couples with the Piece of furniture or table I did
this situated up on And therefore what one has is the residence
of the environment coupled directly to the instrument This is
fascinating because you can hear In the way the playing of the
world of which the instrument is only a part so that they Sonic
phenomenology this Sonic position that one is in Is one that Is
almost the cathedral Isn't relationship To the whole world I
think that sense it leads to a kind of meditation About how we
are how we are within it The Ken QIN Thick NQIN In fact his wife
characterizes all of this I'm here late night after Steve and
I'd also kindly Restrung the instrument You can hear that Ken
coupled with the table The sound produced something Is that I
would not have conceived of otherwise I kind of murmuring and
residence particularly in the 2 lower string with the rest of
the table and the world On top of all of this period on top of
all of this One of the things I was able to do was to record the
tuning process itself the lower string having lost its
Foundation it's fixture in the tuning and And Steven repair that
and the string still going out of tune So therefore you can hear
the results of that in the middle of all of this It was oddly
quiet when we recorded this The other day period the other day
We heard In the early morning In mourning dove With a 5 note not
a 4 note call This is dedicated to that morning job and I call .

*/dictation follies in a window facing a mourning dove/*

ship moulds
http://www.alansondheim.org/main12.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/main08.jpg

*/none of the following is true in any literal sense/*

For Waking up and then Sinking Most likely I will die soon
Almost to send a year or so And how difficult this is for the
people in my life Or for any project I might want to begin . I
find myself On the outside Of the world always now Looking in
Watching other people as if I were some kind of fetus Just about
to transform into ash. The nightmares are always right on the
edge of the plate of existence. I can't get beyond the rim Which
exhausts may edit exhaust everyone around me. I can't understand
what my body is doing Or why parts of my body down to what I
want them to do as if they are already taking flight Beyond me.
in this way I am one of those hollowed men Who has no interior
Purchased watches In the greatest dispara possible Its own
disappearance Well everything around Seems to be retreating
Hello and clumsy speed. I don't know where to go with this When
I try to speak my teeth clamp down on language and the language
falters And disappears. It says if language refuses to obey me
Justice this dictation Tends to turn away from me in the
embarrassment and sorrow. It is true there is nothing to say
thought itself is a virus. Sauges itself is in the way of our
understanding of the world around us. We can't move without
ideology and our words stranglings us We can't walk down the
street without suddenly understanding everything is frail
Everything is frail and everything is suffering. and we
contribute to that period . I move within on teologi. I move
within Disappearance. It is a lip or a plate. I move Will send
language falling and faltering Nothing is ever sayable or being
said. Nothing is possible Except for the movement Are biomes The
movement Of the slurry of the world. It is hello and clumsy
speed . I wake up and I shudder and sink Is faltering is all
that exists This fluttering of language which takes me with it.
what what. I move within on teologi I move within on teologi.
This is something that you who are listening That you Who are
taking down this dictation Cannot understand . So that my words
return to strangle me. So that my words Are the last possession
I have. you may take everything else away from me. you may not
take my love my lover my friends. My friends remove themselves.
My friends disappear. Those who are still alive disappear.
Ideologi remains like an ugly crossed . ideology choks my
thought. I'm tired of abstraction . I'm tired of trying to get
beyond Words which are empty vessels carrying nothing useful or
true in this universe. The world is a world of ship molds The
world is a world of wind and Clipper ships. Live among them.
Crawl. Flaten yourself out. Disappear and carry your thought
with you. Disappear and carrier thought with you. Disappear and
carriger thought with you. Disappear and carry your thoughts
with you. Disappear and carry your thoughts with you. Disappear
and carrier thought with you. Disappear and carrier thought with
you.

I have You may take it nothing I would have I would have had I
will have. I will have had. I will have I will have I will have.
The edge of the plate Is already disappearing With whatever eyes
I can see . no longer is anything visible. The plate is broken
at the edges. The edges cut through thought. The edges cut
through the thinking of everything. The edges are cuts
themselves. the world cuts into the plate. The world cuts.

ship moulds
http://www.alansondheim.org/main12.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/main08.jpg

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Spell are you and why is this happening. The verbs are always
there The verbs make themselves understood Through the language
of abstractions. There is always this chatter in the lines. The
charter is the chatter of death. The chatter seems as if it
would return to us. the chatter returns nothing. The plates are
always there . The sound of the world is the world of sound. I
sit here and watch my body fall apart. I sit here and watch my
mind collapse upon itself. I listen for the noise in the wires.
I listen for the noise in the wires. I listen for the road noise
in the wires. I listen for the noise in the wires. I listen for
periodic noise. I listen for periodic noise. I listen for
periodic noise. I listen for the energy of noise. I listen for
the energy of noise. I listen for the energy. I listen for the
energy of it all. I listen for all the energy in the world. I
listen for myself listening for all the energi. I listen for the
energy listening to me. I listen for the energy listening. I
listen for the energy listening. I listen for the energy
listening. D energi listening. is now the energy listening. is
now now I am dying. now the energi listening. is now. now I am
dying. Now I am dying. now I am dying for the energy listening.
is now for the noise underwires is now for the noise in the
wires is now for the aging of the wires is now for the aging of
the energy is now for the aging of the energy is now . Now is
the time of the aging of energy. Now is the time for the aging
of energy. Now is the time for the great clamp down. Now is the
time for the great clamp down block chain . Now is the time for
the great Clampdown block chain. Now is the time for the great
blockchain clampdown. now is the time for the great Block. now
is the time for the block. now is the time for the celebration
of the block. Now is the time for this oraciones of block clamp
down. Now is the time for the edge of the plate. Now is the time
for the edge of the plate. How is the edge of the plate How is
the edge of the plate serrated How does the world sirait the
place How is the world's a rating the plate How am I surviving
this oracion of the plate My mind is a serrated mind my hands
are serrated and my eyes are separated eyes my ears are serrated
ears my tongue is serrated tongue My shoulders are separated
shoulder My words are so rated word My thoughts are cereta
thought Everything breaks up with noise in the system The noise
in the system collapses Everything What was once a building is
now a slurry what was once a slurry is now a stain what was once
a stain Is now a rock What was once a rock is now the side of a
rock what was once a side is now a geometry. It was once a
geometry. Is now A side of rock . All noise is noise in and out
Of something that is not a system Jeff powersite does not
breakthrough The conduit the parasite Doesn't break through the
connection . the parasite is the connection. the power side is
one side of the connection. and the power site is the other side
of the connection. The power site is the power site. Parasyte
PARASITE Parasite The power site is the parasite Yes. The power
site is the parasite yes. My mind is a stain . My mind is a
block chende. My mind is a block CHAINED. Dictation is not fully
supported In this application Dictation is not fully supported
in this application I disappear in this stain And my language
falls through me Like a conduit Or like a chain Which no longer
has identical Units in terms of size or capacity . ............
Over. it is sad this leaks from my body Over. it is sad this
leaks from my body Of APERIOD it is said this weeks from my body
it is said this leaks from my body . the conduit . it is said
this leaks from my body . the conduit . the conduit . the
conduit. the conduit . the conduit.

Perhaps now I can readily die . Perhaps now this will make some
sense to you. Think of it as a music you didn't listen to Think
of it as the text I didn't write . Think of that think of those
Think of them Think of that Think of the Think of thought Think
of that with us Think of the's Think of thus with us Think of th
US with us . Think of thought Think of th US with the's . I
cannot right The syllogism in this space . dictation buries my
thought . dictation buries. thought. dictation buries these
thoughts . the period. the period which i have . the dictation.
the period which returns the day. the week. the month. the
period which comes once. at the end of the sentence. at the
sentence of death. at the death . at the soon . the soon .

+++

Monk

listening to Monk on the wayback from outhere & then

http://www.alansondheim.org/out15.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/monk.mp3

terz took hold & then

http://www.alansondheim.org/monk.mp3

what mattered was the difference & the small scale
of things to come and looming
& later a tornado in W-B PA, my birthplace ringing
somewhere in the Appalachians

+++

plein aire music with improvisation and circulation

http://www.alansondheim.org/jupiter.png
https://youtu.be/PHTDNEIDZ5A

falls, flute, noise, circulation, sound,
flute improvisation x, plein aire music x, waterfalling music x
call-and-response birds, territories, release, calling-forth,
bringing forth, the beckon

video, azure carter; flute, alan sondheim, site, maine

thanks to mp landis

jupiter lions-wing dcisun mollusk clotho neuromancer apteryx
essert mel jewelry jupiter kubrick leaders letters license
looking lurking markers junkdrawertitle junked junkmtl junkstl
junque jupitereso jury jupiter lions-wing dcisun mollusk clotho
neuromancer apteryx essert mel jupiter_eso.jpg drops of jupiter
|   w|h|i|t|e|, birds, flutes, foam, falls, churns, |l|i|l|i|e|s|,
sky, earth, vortex, sutra, murmurations, flocks, |i|s|l|a|n|d|,
I haven#39;t jewelry jupiter kubrick leaders letters license
looking lurking markers snow-jupiter pluvius, snow-flute,
snow-thor, snow-zeus, snow-abound, snow-accord, mars, moons,
saturns, jupiters, entoplanets, asteroids, the sound of the
falling of snow, breath, breathing, basins, flat development of
plein aire music, neuromancer inhale, trichoplax vortex, aire
flute sutra, spring trichoplax, spring vortex, spring aire, foam

-- no idea what I meant by 'birs' --

Ukulele Visit to MP Landis

http://www.alansondheim.org/uku.jpg
https://youtu.be/ckMUqQZYgmg

visiting MP Landis in Portland, Maine, ukulele in the backyard.
something like this has a sense of the jitters! but was a good
introduction to the birs, of which more anon. enjoy!

ukulele x, ukulele solo x

the empty secret of maine


http://www.alansondheim.org/main26.jpg music
http://www.alansondheim.org/main27.jpg cinema

https://youtu.be/7t_omny2-6U
https://youtu.be/7t_omny2-6U
https://youtu.be/7t_omny2-6U

flute, wind, bunkers, bases, airstrips
driven flute, airbase music, transportation

I I


http://www.alansondheim.org/out04.jpg

I I Saw my son in a trance by a witch with a black cat That attacked him
and carried a red sing in its mouth and we were not sure but could not be
Revived at that time and later my daughter also saw the black cat and the
person down the street who was responsible which my son pointed out to
Maine during the moments that we were crossing both our street and or
chest with our arms in order to Ward off when my daughter said that the
person she saw which my son also saw had reminded her that she would die
tomorrow if she did not return the scissors Do my son which she did and at
that point it was unclear whether or not he was able to continue saving
the corn in his state of mind as he lay in sickness not moving not
worrying or working the land and the 2 horses which he insisted were
cowering 2 which is both of them were turned aside by the water in the
Brook which he claimed that she claimed had to do with baptism and what
was falling or failing in the baptismal font as a result of the small red
thing which the black cat was carrying For one of the 2 women who my
second son saw at sundown that night in the church while he was praying
and looking at the altarpiece and the witch said that shalt not follow me
farther unless thou art willing to give up my life for Maine to which he
said be gone you are a new sins and at that point she moved aside and
there was a red curtain that went nowhere but opened up against the black
background of the wall and to that wall my youngest daughter walked and
then collapsed against my son both of them at that time telling Not clear
what was going on or where they should be because he was strict up truck
he was struck deaf and dumb and unable to continue moving or saying
anything in his site except that would she could point to an name and
everything that my son named he would say be gone and everything that my
son named he would say be gone and everything that my daughter named she
would say be gone and everything that my daughter named she would say be
gone the 2 of them then said be gone And from that moment with my daughter
and my son the 2 of them would be gone Of the 2 of them one or another
would be gone And from that moment the 2 of them looking at the 2 small
things I'm the one large thing they would say be gone and it would be gone
And my son and my 2 daughters said it were a nuisance And my son and my 2
daughters said it were a nuisance And they would say be gone

As to the truth of this I could not say I'm further when one of them my
youngest son were taken from Maine I would not be able to ascertain any
longer with this were the result of science or the result of following I
do this day I do not know whether this were the result of science or the
result of folly What is following that it would not be ascertained by the
small red thing Which now follows may to the end of my day My 2 new son
Add my 2 new daughters Notwithstanding

As if they had already Commenced enough I had already commiserated enough
Where is everyone Still alive In that near time .

OF THE HYENA: "was supposed to be male and female in alternate years and
so symbolized the Jews, who were weak, or a man who was effeminate."

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http://www.alansondheim.org/out17.jpg

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spores

http://www.alansondheim.org/sarangis8.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/spores.mp3 sarangi
http://www.alansondheim.org/sarangis7.jpg

spores, pores, ropes, modules, units, intervals, types, scales,
typologies, forms, significant forms, equivalences, fundamental,
appearances, brackets, primes, categories, functors, mappings,
scalars, condensations, here-and-nows, broke music, i know what
i'm doing, i know what i'm talking about, i'm shape-riding this,
i've arrived, i'm here, i'm waiting for you, i'm leaving now,
i've already arrived, i've already waited, i've already left,
disemanation, emanation, emanants, spores, pores ...

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