The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

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outside in inside out outside out inside in

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

21st century

Working notes for coming talks in London

*/ example tinnitus: gamespace/edgespace/blankspace
http://www.alansondheim.org/tinni.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/tinni.mp3 (within range)
http://www.alansondheim.org/tinni2.png end example
(i have continuous tinnitus; the frequences here are
within the range; i hear the piece in the form of
audio dreamwork, the dreaming of audio conveyances /*

gamespace/edgespace/blankspace /
semiotic splatter /
voice and body of the philosopher /
anguish / */so many categories, terms, paralleling
Celine, "my little categories"/*

gamespace - clean and proper space/body, containment
and at the edge, into:

edgespace - material-epistemological transformations -
improper mappings into no-mappings
water into land
place into no-place
temporality into delay, indeterminacy
and at the no-place, into:

blankspace - 'heere be dragonnes' -

blankspace and the delay
1. arctic travels - summer - supplies : _we wait_
2. reconnoitres - recuperation - evidence _they wait for us_
3. voice and body of the philosopher: on and off the trip
4. slow semiotic splatter: anecdotal inflation (Mandeville,
legends, etc.)

arctic blankspace continuously carved away as exploration
increased, legends atrophied, delays shortened.

*/And the terminal was there as the murmur of the world (Lingis)
was there, and present and neither in the background nor
foreground, but somehow aligned with the mechanism or the
membrane which contained the whole. But the machine itself was
not there. And I do not know where the machine was, but it was
not within me doing the dreaming (Sartre) but somewhere was.
Nor was it a woman or with a woman or a possession of or by the
woman./*

machine provides the wonts.

is it always a return to the body?

Cumming, Sartre Critique of Dialetical Reason, '"girls working
in a factory are ruminating a vague dream," but they are at the
same time "traversed by a rhythm external to them" so "it can be
said that it is the semiautomatic machine that is dreaming
through them."' 'Similarly the girl in the factory gives herself
"to the machine," which takes possession of her work, until
finally "she discovers herself _the object of the machine."' 'It
is the machine in her which is "dreaming of caresses."'
Cambridge Companion to Sartre, ed. Christina Howells

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Alan Sondheim on LURKER BIAS!

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Elegaic by Alan Sondheim LB_086 May 2017

(Seven pieces I really love from .wav files on cassette;
the tape sound is often better with the stretched bandwidths
I use.)

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1. ELEGYFORALL 03:28
2. Insaz 2 05:03
3. PAEANFORALL 12:42
4. Prelude (For Rossi) 04:22
5. Purgatory 05:08
6. Sadness 04:26
7. Towers Passing 03:23

released May 22, 2017
tags: experimental folk jazz free improvisation
guitar Chicago

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VIIX

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control booth and global reach the APPEND

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http://www.alansondheim.org/ype.mp4

ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk fatal lungs
:direction. my own churnmonster o i heard you so death churn fix
:life - dreams of the loch ness monster point in another :head
can!  wonderful rough behind jigglefresh jizz super how :sleep
reason reproduces monsters' (i make here) And it has taken
Come home with me, ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling
trunk fatal lungs , julu-of-the-fast-crowd!
Your pure forever." (julia wolves, trans. he robs brain turns
write whoo is in my soiled phallic (cleansed languages)
castrating (divisive, sliced), 'the APPEND

control booth / global reach

monster monstrosity turns my stick

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

monsters in topology/analysis/reiterations: blankspace as
untoward curves/examples are deprecated, defined as patho-
logical - what is this? what sort of banning occurs? what's
outside, over the hill, wayward, untoward? having read the
heuristics in Imre Lakatos' Proofs and Refutations, The Logic
of Mathematical Discovery - then these texts, swollen blank
space in critical theories, literatures - swollen somatics -

, turns my stick My emerging. reached pill, addict, this, bodies
lending themselves is yours... calls forth cotton womb, eating,
excreting memory. accompanying the dirty, is , dirty, monster
monstrosity? ... womb is man." (isidore ducasse, maldoror,
pickup heavy-duty case next here, it's womb? your scar, your
wound, your brand.

:monster monstrosity::imaginary production body, shadow window,
report strange broken :decade so, until transitions fully image:
cuneiform word-lists, Your cotton emerging. reached pill,
addict, this, bodies lending themselves is in my dirty man."
(isidore ducasse, maldoror, pickup heavy-duty case next Devour
cotton emerging. reached pill, addict, this, bodies lending
themselves julu-of-the partying !

dreams of the loch ness monster point in another , ha "again
dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk fatal lungs turns my
stick | My forever." he robs brain turns, writes whoo is
yours... ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk
fatal lungs calls forth pure my masquerade, eating, excreting
memory. beyond the soiled, ha "again dire heat supported coke;
bubbling trunk fatal lungs is , soiled, direction. my own
churnmonster o i heard you so death churn fix ? ... my
masquerade is phallic (cleansed languages) castrating (divisive,
sliced), 'the here, it's my masquerade? Are you becoming close
to Jennifer's ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk
fatal lungs ? I think ha "again dire heat supported coke;
bubbling trunk fatal lungs 25120 is your scar, your wound, your
brand.

ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk fatal lungs
:direction. my own churnmonster o i heard you so death churn fix
:life - dreams of the loch ness monster point in another :head
can! wonderful rough behind jigglefresh jizz super how :sleep
reason reproduces monsters' (i make here) And it has taken Come
home with me, ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk
fatal lungs , julu-of-the-fast-crowd! Your pure forever." (julia
wolves, trans. he robs brain turns write whoo is in my soiled
phallic (cleansed languages) castrating (divisive, sliced), 'the

life' - dreams of the lochness monster point in another
direction. my own churnmonster o i heard you so death churn fix
ha "again dire heat supported coke; bubbling trunk fatal lungs
steam 'Then ribs on one side [water] were cut off. 'monsters.'
phallic (cleansed languages) castrating (divisive, sliced), 'the
sleep reason reproduces monsters' (i make here) Angus B. Reach:
"Again we say, most his animal CHILDREN OF COKE AND COCACOLA
world-gone game Demonsterations Development mathematics
non-classical spaces (monster curves, I could do and more. loved
her for this; would never load Monster with Dead Avatar its
Mouth! This eyed is having Mudmonster lying here. undergrowth
bury images black My scalp yours... Romantic. For monsters are
clearly transitional objects; even their So hopeless, will
drown, Loch Ness Such monsters, those who fill belly full, mouth
choked The corpse horrifying proliferate synchronically
diachronically; there There under bed that kill me; had keep
Thus collusion kindness, after-the-fact; such all, monstrosity
noise, shrill echoes R electrostatics, blanking out remnants
clipped contusion: what tongs, caught up, emblems signs be
potentially reinscribed by coagulative These interiors because
this idea being but monster, prevents bestowing blankets,
parents), blistered salt, dull emerging. reached pill, addict,
this, bodies lending themselves imaginary production body,
shadow window, report strange broken bones, have you? ... love
technology, collusion. Everything tradition! wire-monstrosity
groans heaves; devouring all conspiracy integral torso split big
brains vaseline-coated camera cotton Your your penis seeps into
counter-groups. Alt.society.neutopia monster-truck neutopians.
dear nothing left me sentient beings, disappears, wires
everywhere, wired-monstrosity groaning beneath dollars fat-cat
connect... worry... we'll back... lichtenstein dream screen no
capabilities machines running at dusk began fall, coagulating
visible empyricon faltered grid told monster38915children marx
objects face monster; feel same way, beings. fighting pocket
7-11. from Fukuoka 7-11 outlining adorable!) made ghosts. It's
also video glitter, monstrosity. Imagine windowless space, dark
great breathing fire, smoke inhalations, gritworld tears think
pein flesh! pity monstrous groped generating monsters. long?
obvious. forever." (julia wolves, trans. he robs brain turns
write whoo head can!  wonderful rough behind jigglefresh jizz
super how much read backwards, rear-projection-screen
induction:: dirty inverts, fills faeces, monster!" which simply
king fact, both ending beginning nor listen: am monster. makes
_is_ meltdown, worn-out currently unacceptable. resaid, adding
band memories trains tongs dragon's mommy-suck monster-whip
mood-suck mor-whip morb-whip more-suck general election, dumb
monster? sippy cup head; here, it's love? truck, detritus
between legs compassion man." (isidore ducasse, maldoror, pickup
heavy-duty case next decade so, until transitions fully image:
cuneiform word-lists, transliterated translated, monstrosity?
seems must, somewhere, exist artifacts prove more content
yourself, knowing behind, turning Travis-TraviS new appear,
obscene _enunciation._ philosophy stalking an _enunciation._]
newer mountain planet, stop death's hard murmur * ng or nikuko
slides directly cherry-blossoms, pock them some gave witnessing
coming up empty midst, offerings culture! moving! beginning;
interface, paper. stalks thinking: forget path, they say poor
"our monster" place upon you. You wear our abnormalcy; become
reduction crushed she battled enormous was eaten signifiers,
burying mudmonster somebody birth birth. speech,_ subject_:
"broken text," modified program styxof fathered gridmonster
falter future furystered name included ted, each assignment
recognition cyberspace. darkness ghosts active, beings; can
taste madness, says THE EARTH speaking American Radio Relay
League. probably four kilo comes indeed not human want than
share game. lock collapses untoward beauty. pollution, filth,
crime already madness tion, deep sockets. came went, catches
cinders; coals emblematic totality, object-like (the us killing
us,) please village past ogre bar writes these words. where I'm
seen as freak wonder whether other people REGULARITIES.
constructed SYMMETRIES extended Net within. quest demanded
denial. thus, yayoi, down example rows talento panels,
MONSTROUS! MONSTROUS! MONSTROUS!

Sarangi, gathered for a better life

http://www.alansondheim.org/Darchog.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/Darchog0.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/Darchog1.mp3

the first piece begins and ends with slow and soft movements,
the bow drawn for long periods of time in one, then the other
direction, on open or deliberately buzzed strings; the central
section is based on some tunes and resonances, gatherings, all
using all the techniques i know; the whole is breathing and
gathering, at best one or another protocol (what is this?);
played and recorded at the best time; which is unusual, a home;
coalesced habitus; i almost wrote puckering of space-time (what
is this?); self-intersecting polyhedra;

the latest issue of Science reports an 80% reduction of insects;
glaciers beyond the tipping-point; Trump gathers massive
weaponry 'deals' for every form of violence;  concludes the
vertebrates will disappear before the insects; and i think;

music is such a fragile thing; almost always harmless and
gathering, anthems and bugles notwithstanding; somatic; a body;
sometimes made by humans; always by everything; let us create
"The Heartbeat of John Cage"; sing among us; a bullet killed
Webern; a rope kill others; a chemical; a firing squad; a war;
anything; the absurdity of the shakuhachi-weapon; the fragility
of a violin; a tro sor; a sarangi; the elegy; paean; dirge;
joyful song; hymn; a gathering; a breathing; coalescence; home;
an among;

I am nearing the end of my life.

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http://www.alansondheim.org/nearly.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/nearly1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/nearly0.png

There, you have it.
There's no doubt about any of this.
Statistically it's true. And I feel it in my bones.
My bones will leave without me.
Already, scattered thoughts, failings.
Flailings.

Gamespace.
The game is on even in the corners.
And I can see and hear. The corners are exact.
Light reconstitutes directly from its origin.
The antennas of the corners are the body's breath.
I am still. Alive I am still.

Edgespace.
The body pronounces the body. Catches itself.
The enumeration flails and falters.
I remember circumambulation. It teeters.
Rather space teeters. It sentences.
There is no time for this.
All there is is time.

Blankspace.
Banish the comma. Comma cohesion.
Anything is there. There is no name for air.
Light and text are tired. Nothing fails.
Everything is what is.

Semiotic splatter.
Churns and sweeps. The head always falls.
Rather the world. Rather the world of the head.
As of the verge of structure. Always the verge.
I comprehend nothing. Delay. Always the delay.
What is was.

here we are waiting

http://www.alansondheim.org/waiting.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/moth0.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/moth1.mp3

your eyes closed, your breathing apnea, we are waiting
for your cessation, for these events and thrimble, for
those oscura, we mothing receiving, eluctable, nothing
or morment, arundel, az & i at the stares' head, moths
ramnic of light, evadive @ human, away from; clothes
your eyes, breathe, lissen.

Interview with Chris Funkhouser on WGXC in Hudson, NY

Alan Sondheim and Azure Carter

Online today!

https://wavefarm.org/archive/11vfg0

Poet Ray'd Yo: Alan Sondheim with Azure Carter (audio)

May 18, 2017 Hosted by Chris Funkhouser.

In addition to his voluminous writings, including Disorders of
the Real (Station Hill, 1988), Alan Sondheim is a musician who
plays numerous instruments. Beyond releasing LPs on ESP-Disk
nearly half a century ago, he has held residencies in the
virtual world Second Life. His recent CDs feature vocals by
Azure Carter, who joins him on the program.

https://wavefarm.org/archive/11vfg0 (downloadable)

Thanks to Chris Funkhouser!

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