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Future Smeared and Destroyed

in 1973 i taught the year 3000 at risd. most of the predictions
for the year 2000 have proven true... now 30 years hence futured
smear and destroy...

the megafauna will populations All wild in be be in be the
drugged... drugged... wild The wild All extinct. population will
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extinct. earth its to of population be capacity. its the the to
will carrying will will capacity. run capacity. be close will
due Disease close its rampant pollution. will its capacity. to
Global run carrying will warming warming rampant Disease due
bring bring due run pollution. fast-forward about to rampant
warming effects, fast-forward pollution. to about including
environmental warming Global environmental seas, effects, will
will including desertification, including bring about increased
and rising fast-forward environmental and violent seas,
environmental rising violent hurricanes. increased including
increased The life-span desertification, rising and of of and
increased hurricanes. will humans extremely and life-span a will
hurricanes. violent humans exponential begin The The begin
decrease. a life-span of exponential rich temporarily of will
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in defended The temporarily The enclaves. enclaves. rich
decrease. live will Fundamentalisms will The highly be will in
will enclaves. order be highly in be the the defended defended
order since order enclaves. Fundamentalisms the belief of will
be belief commands. day, be order commands. Terrorism since
order day, will be belief of belief increasing increasing alone
day, commands. since exponentially, commands. belief be paradise
since Terrorism commands. exponentially, all paradise will
Terrorism future there is be be all Capitalism all increasing
since is. be there since paradise will bankrupt is. future all
bankrupt national Capitalism is is. national currencies will
there be collapse collapse be is. as world-wide and bankrupt
will currencies sets depression as bankrupt and The sets
national national sets explosion in. currencies collapse The
will The and world-wide explosion on information world-wide sets
on localized explosion sets The data-networks and will in. will
stuttering stuttering continue information on communication
global on will data-networks The systems. localized continue
global communications The data-networks localized systems.
infrastructure global and and global have communications global
global will its infrastructure communication The reached
carrying will systems. communications carrying as have global
will as well. reached infrastructure reached For For its will
capacity first first carrying reached well. information time,
capacity carrying the begin information as as information
corrode, will well. For begin decay, begin the first corrode,
structures to first information as no corrode, information begin
no longer decay, will decay, be be as to structures against
against structures decay, no world-wide the can as be crisis.
world-wide no can the The environmental longer longer
environmental generalist crisis. protected protected The and The
against the flora fauna smaller the crisis. fauna begin
generalist environmental smaller begin to flora The flora
dominate the and smaller fauna earth. earth. fauna flora to
portions Great will fauna the the portions begin begin Great
will of dominate dominate the be the the earth. will The globe
earth. portions uninhabitable. aquatic will portions the larger
species be of will will will uninhabitable. globe The gone gone
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and aquatic larger extinct, will the will species the dominated
oceans have have will off-shore will gone extinct, by algal be
and the algal Most dominated the be Most urban by will by
drinking water off-shore be algal supplies supplies algal by
urban be will blooms. algal water and be urban Most will Suburbs
polluted drinking drinking polluted will and water supplies
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and as becomes will polluted Suburbs becomes almost be rationed.
be inaccessible inaccessible abandoned will gasoline The
commodity. as be an planet The becomes as inaccessible seethe
planet an becomes planet continuous will almost almost seethe no
seethe inaccessible commodity. continuous longer with The planet
longer among war, planet seethe among nation-states, no seethe
war, but among longer with longer private private fought war,
among guerilla militias, among longer among and guerilla
nation-states, among militias, cowboys. and but nation-states,
groups, Religions individual among among cowboys. extremisms
cowboys. private guerilla and be Religions guerilla and will
intertwined. and groups, cowboys. intertwined. will extremisms
individual and will be will Religions be heavily-defended
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North the There intertwined. holdouts mountains, North will will
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isolated mountains, holdouts in relatively masses and in North
masses such relatively North mountains, as New isolated American
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isolated as will structures such land Fluid composed will as
such structures of be New New be gangs composed Fluid Fluid
well-armed with of urban will dealing the well-armed structures
composed the currency gangs be well-armed currency of dealing of
dealing drugs drugs with well-armed major weaponry. weaponry.
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currency least all a of drugs third births third and weaponry.
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will and depletion depletion skin exponentially skin will be be
increasing. cancers be and increasing. hospitals will complete
cancers hospitals world-wide be skin be will have exponentially
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their the to will will all extremely all have closed the
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all will broken extremely to the down down wealthy. but
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down difficulties increased have will and result mathematical
down broken mathematical the difficulties as as result of result
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any work the mathematical in work at problematizing result
problematizing hand. Computers of in any will will any
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destroyed. be Most been been will populations at partially
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populations drugged...  will drugged...


There are codes in the sirens in the night, there are codes in
the answering screams, the screams in the future anterior, the
shuffling of the sirens into silence. Too often, architecture
betrays the indentation of the body; splatter semiotics creates
semiotic shards, codewords emanating into violence, coalesced
into communities of brawn and the tools of brawn. I have heard
witnesses and fear for my life. I fear for the lives of others,
anyone else as such, stigmatized by headgear, insignia, skin and
its others histories. Others ourselves, denounced as things, as
perturbable things whose tongues, still speaking, devolve into
noise, cut out at the root, expelled. The worst of it is, we are
become never among ourselves, always rusted, our bones and books
scattered. This is happening and will happen. This is concrete,
this is not assimilated, cauterized, sutured. The scab is always
removed for the proof of alien skin beneath. Do not mistake the
trajectory or the time we inhabit, we are soon gone from it.
There are others who hurry us along the way. Some of us fall.
Some of us are trampled, kicked in the head, what passes now for
military justice. Justice is not law, law is not justice, not
now, not otherwise. The mouth is wedged open, teeth broken. That
tongue, our tongue, our native, gone. There are sirens and
screams. There are others sitting down for dinner. The oven is
warm, the house well-heated. The comfort is in the plants on the
sill of the window.

"in are of sill There the codes the the codes in in window.
window. the night, the There the there sirens There in there
codes in codes sirens codes in the the the the answering night,
sirens there screams, screams, there the in screams the are
there answering the screams codes codes the anterior, in the the
the the the answering screams, anterior, of future screams,
screams shuffling sirens anterior, screams the the into the in
anterior, silence. silence. shuffling future of often, often, of
the sirens betrays architecture the shuffling silence.
indentation betrays sirens the architecture of the silence. into
the body; indentation Too Too of semiotics of often,
architecture splatter creates the betrays the creates shards,
body; the the shards, codewords splatter of splatter emanating
into semiotics the creates violence, violence, creates splatter
codewords into coalesced semiotic creates into of into codewords
shards, coalesced and communities emanating emanating
communities the of into violence, and of brawn violence, into
tools I and into of brawn. have the communities and have
witnesses tools brawn tools and and of the I for fear brawn.
tools heard my for have brawn. and I my heard have my for life.
witnesses witnesses I lives I and fear for of fear for my of
anyone the my I anyone else lives I the as such, of fear of
stigmatized stigmatized others, the anyone headgear, by anyone
of such, skin headgear, else anyone by its skin as else
insignia, others and such, such, its Others its stigmatized
headgear, histories. denounced others headgear, skin ourselves,
as histories. insignia, its as as Others and histories. as
perturbable ourselves, others denounced things things denounced
histories. things, tongues, whose as ourselves, perturbable
speaking, still things, as whose into speaking, as as speaking,
cut devolve perturbable things into out into whose tongues, cut
the noise, tongues, speaking, the root, cut speaking, into
expelled. The out devolve out worst worst at noise, the it of
the out expelled. we is, root, at of become we expelled. root,
is, never are The The are ourselves, become of of among rusted,
never it we always our among is, become our and ourselves, are
among and books always never always scattered. scattered.
rusted, among bones is is our always books and happening bones
our This happen. and and and and is will books scattered.
happen. concrete, happen. This is is is This is and this
assimilated, is and happen. assimilated, cauterized, concrete,
will concrete, sutured. sutured. this This is scab scab is
concrete, assimilated, always is not this sutured. for always
assimilated, not is the removed cauterized, cauterized, removed
of for The The the skin the scab is alien beneath. proof is for
beneath. not of removed proof not mistake alien the alien the
trajectory skin proof beneath. or or beneath. alien mistake time
the Do beneath. trajectory inhabit, time not not the are we the
the inhabit, soon inhabit, trajectory or are from we or time
gone There are time inhabit, it. are soon we are others others
gone we from hurry hurry from soon There along us it. gone
others way. along There it. us Some the others are the us way.
who who Some Some Some hurry us fall. of of along the of are us
the of are trampled, fall. Some fall. kicked in Some of of the
the of fall. trampled, what head, us of in now what trampled,
are head, military passes kicked kicked passes justice. now in
the military is for the what Justice law, military what now not
law justice. passes military law not Justice for Justice
justice, justice, is justice. law, now, not not Justice is not
now, law not justice, The not is law not is otherwise. not not
The open, The justice, not is teeth mouth now, not teeth That
wedged not The That tongue, open, The wedged our tongue, teeth
mouth teeth our our broken. wedged That gone. native, That teeth
tongue, are gone. tongue, That native, and are our tongue, There
screams. sirens tongue, tongue, and are and our gone. There
sitting screams. gone. are others down There There and down
dinner. are sirens There dinner. The others screams. sitting
oven oven sitting There for warm, is down others The house the
for down is The house dinner. dinner. house is well-heated. The
oven The in The is warm, is plants comfort warm, house plants on
is house The the sill in well-heated. in of of the comfort
plants window. the plants in the on the the the on sill sill the
the window."

exploded body

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goodbye) in the voyage voyage -- the reflecting every -- i now
every in i now goodbye) in now know my -- the -- illness illness
... now i in consists i -- my being in now i consists ... being
know now _not within anywhere_ my my ... there ... illness in
me, always within in being is a me, _not ... a ... there
anywhere_ me, ... as is within always if if always me, vacancy
thousand a a is as projectors motion-picture vacancy a a all
projectors ... ... projectors at were as if all once all a
thousand at as going thousand projectors as if at projectors all
a thousand once were once screens screens ... going as
dissolving were as once a ... simultaneously if ... were a ... a
if simultaneously murmur always thousand thousand always
overtaken a were were ... what murmur dissolving ... by i ...
simultaneously a i ... overtaken always ... ... from by murmur
by the the what ... recognize words words i by from others of
recognize i distant i others ... ... others turn ... from the i
my i distant words turn to can words others head them turn
others i them ... my ... my as as head can to sickness,
sickness, to my them worst the hear head as its worst them hear
the defense, for ... ... for my its a a defense, away defense,
sickness, the _presence_ from taking the its from ... my for
taking ... it _presence_ defense, _presence_ is as away taking
from if if from _presence_ it have I me from as the have ... ...
I long left is is the ago the as if long not body if have ...
much long have the so of ago left long a a ... body not hardly
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them run ... projectors them have silently, the silently, film
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soaking, flooding ...

her text, 2001

*/not sure where all of these texts are from; I found them on
my Zaurus 5600 pocket computer and thought they should be
brought to light./*

(now assembling in so many ways all these materials for giving
    to you of the voyage)
(you may assemble assimilate them at your leisure all varying
    reflecting the voyage)
(varying seeings of the voyage reflecting every traveling
    in the voyage now goodbye)

parasitic nuclear state *

* Cambodian tro sor, Jordanian rababa

it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.
it's brutal violence against the state in favor of a parasitic
state; amerikkka first is a particular amerikkka that is not
intended to be inclusive.

from shows in Philly and PVD

In Philly, we performed with Isolde Touch and Bad Jazz. We had a
great audience, the music was amazing. The mp3 is edited down
from that evening. In Providence, we performed with Laurie Amat
and Bad Jazz, the music was amazing. The images are from
Providence. We also have a new cd, LIMIT, from Public Eyesore;
it's available. More on that soon. We found that controlling
supercollider in live venues without soundproofing is difficult;
we're still working on it. Enjoy. (Writing's choppy here w/
little sleep, but there's not that much of it to get through.)
And thanks to everyone who participated in these events.

Misery of Learning voice, oud hasapi violin

Providence, AS220, Thurs. tomorrow, 9 pm, main stage


clarinet, flute, oud, electric saz, erhu, violin

1 Alan solo: ERHU ERHUrevrev
2 Azure solo credo: CREDO REVREV
3 Azure with clarinet: PRELUDE CLARINET
4 Alan solo: VIOLIN4
5 Azure with flute: BORROWERS FLUTE
6 Azure with oud: CREATURES OUD
7 Alan solo: ELECTRIC SAZ - thru instrument amp


Cables for PA system
Both mics and windscreen
Alienware computer
Instrument cords
picks, rosin



Credo - Azure w/ fx
Erhu - Alan  w/ fx
Saz - Alan
Violin - Alan w/ fx


my jewish back is against the wall

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UPCOMING SHOWS - Philadelphia and Providence

Monday, February 20

Azure Carter, Alan Sondheim
With release of our new CD, LIMIT

" Alan Sondheim/Azure Carter, Bad Jazz & Isolde Touch

20 February
20:00 - 23:00

704 Catharine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Fire Museum Presents:

Alan Sondheim/Azure Carter

Bad Jazz

Isolde Touch

Monday, February 20th 8:00 PM
Da Vinci Art alliance
704 Catherine Street
$7-10 sliding scale

Alan Sondheim & Azure Carter (Providence):

"Avatar Woman is fine example of the kind of subtle blends that
can so easily happen in America, if only its citizenry cared
about such things en masse. Come on, my fellow country men and
women, let your Freak Flags fly again!"  Mark Pinto/Disaster
Amnesiac (edited down)

Bad Jazz (San Francisco):

Formed in late 2014, experimental improvisation trio, Bad Jazz,
has been taking audiences on improvised auditory journeys that
defy the normal explanations of musical theory. Their music is a
stream of consciousness, ebbing and flowing from one texture to
the next. Although the personnel of the group is variable, key
members include Bryan Day, Tania Chen and Ben Salomon. The three
met in San Francisco, California but come from a diverse
geographic background. Tania is from London, England, Bryan
hails from Omaha, Nebraska and Ben originates from Littleton,
New Hampshire. Many of the noises emanating from the group come
from hand made instruments designed and built by the performers.
Other sounds are more traditional, such as piano, random
percussion and analog synthesizers. No sound discrimination
allowed, whether loud, soft, scratchy or melodic. The only rule
is that there are no rules. This makes for new and fresh
performances with performance. Bad Jazz's second release,
Tincture, is available on Oakland's Friends and Relatives

Isolde Touch (Philadelphia):

The music Asha Sheshadri makes as Isolde Touch is boldly
literal. Perhaps literal is inexact; concrete is closer, as her
sounds have a clarity that ties them directly to their origins
(a piano is exactly a piano). Conceptually she deals in
abstraction, but sonically shes unafraid to let her sources
shine through like light beams where they could easily be buried
in fog This is organized music whose physical effects come with
a creative agenda, even if that agenda can be interpreted in
many ways.

links at "


Thursday, February 23, AS220, Main Stage

With Laurie Amat, Bad Jazz

Azure Carter, Alan Sondheim
With release of our new CD, LIMIT

" DEEP SOUND: Bad Jazz (SF), Laurie Amat (PVD), Alan Sondheim
and Limit-Azure Carter & Luke Damrosch (PVD)

By Jacob Nathan on January 19, 2017
February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm  February 24, 2017 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903

DEEP SOUND-Pure Sound and Light features San Franciscos Bad Jazz
(SF) Electro-acoustic improvisation trio and video in from San
Francisco; Laurie Amat singing pure voice improvisation; and
Alan Sondheim and Limit, with Azure Carter.

Bad Jazz (Bryan Day/Tanya Chen/Ben Salomon) is an
improvisational sound art trio based in San Francisco. Using
invented instruments, electronic toys, percussion and piano they
create roughly rendered sonic landscapes.

Laurie Amat (PVD) explores the vast possibilities of human
sound, using the power of pure voice, breath and body to express
visceral human emotion and story.

She has performed and recorded in venues such as Museo di Santa
Giulia (IT); Bergen Arkitekthgskole (NO); DeYoung Museum (SF);
and the University of Chicagos Rockefeller Chapel.

Her collaborators include the late computer music pioneer Max
Mathews; The Residents; Shores of Latency-Emmanuel Reveneau
(FR); and Timeghost-Adam Morosky (PVD) She is also an AS220
curating artist and the Artistic Director of the Providence Y2K
International Live Looping Festival (PVD Loop).

Alan Sondheim and Limit, with Azure Carter

"Alan Sondheim is a polymath, a restless connecter, explorer of
virtual realms, tinkerer in the currency of questions, ever
curious about impossible articulations of the body, of bodies,
of dust and stars. Or what had seemed impossible. Luke Damrosch,
meanwhile, tracks the flickering web of Alans spells, catches
their reflections, follows them through to their secret
heartbeat. And Azure Carter? Azure assures him, ensures the
voice within the music, soft anchor to a wild ear, filters the
wind of vast expanses into a sigh, a melodic speaking, we are
here, we were here, we may be somewhere else tomorrow."  Jason
Weiss (from Threnody) "

Post-Theory Text/s (please download)

Assemblage of theory texts and posts mostly by myself and
some others; I'm hoping in a week or two to begin working
on these again; I've been thinking about codework in relation
to social media.

From email -

"Going through a lot of older files, and there are a lot of
discussions we had, and with Matt, Mez, etc. One of the main
ones is codeworkcommendary.txt; there's also codeworkpart1.text,
codeworkpart2.txt, collapse.txt, codework_metaphoricity.txt - do
you remember the occasions? Around 2005 I think. I'd like to
post these if possible; they're amazing, and bring up thinking
that at least, for me, I'd like to reconsider at this point.
Codework metamorphizes, for me, into social media 'occasions'
which are any form of presencing; interior and exterior are
revealed with user-shaping, visible and invisible protocols, and
so forth - as if the code transforms into presencing-frames, and
the content is scratched/problematized by these frames."

So this is what I want to deal with - in relation to codework,
protocols, standards, and so forth. In the meantime, there's a
huge mass/mess/missive of material - just download the texts,
perhaps find something of interest -

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