The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

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gaps

http://www.alansondheim.org/anterior05.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/gapped.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/anterior01.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/anterior03.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/anterior06.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/anterior04.jpg

julu, dark julu, her gaping maw open to a terrifying degree,
lightning eyes gaping at what they have created - a stranger
whispers to me connectionless, unmotivated, blind gaping opening
closing:coughs witnessing a circumcision: "When I saw this
gaping wound around the head of the gaping maw of the sun,
violent lunacy of the swinging moon which the performance is a
gaping maw in the gaping maw of the virtual, I was American
writing;ng; it's a gaping maw;aw; it's a gaping hole;le; night
with nothing undone, everything ready, as if there were a gaping
maw opening open stretching splitting cutting gaping through
tendons - horror at the gaping human mouths and screams staring
at the last few! That even the military order thrust from the
gaping maw, the nationalist tunneled all the way all the way
through, gaping one side for officers me, ghost your gaping maw,
ghost your teeth, ghost" - "Enough of this," I cried, "Enough!"

Rhode Island Cairnfield and Football

http://www.alansondheim.org/cairn086.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/cairn.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/fussball.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/fussball.mp4

(Broken seed, broken sword, broken arrow, broken cairn.) - kick
a football about see you in germany football sport year America.
I finally understand soccer offsides. Went with Azure already
futured past, memorial. they cairn.)it's stayed way, and
performing in Second Life online, I can also relax, watch borne
stones, cairn, already futured past, memorial. they budget cuts.
The union representative wants publicity for People football or
"football cairn." football soc.religion.islam alt.shenanigans
lust.shenanigans game, recapitulate! pitcairn "pn", "9" islands"
query="greenland" programs see you in germany football sport
year! play a football query="Philippines" query="Pitcairn" borne
stones, cairn, racketball jen jena jenda jenelle jeni jenica
football and without resolution, like beam.the text will be
cairn and wreck.collecting.sport.football fastball football
foulball faster cairn.

shallows~~~~

http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows5.png shallows~lure~allure~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows.mp4 shallows~video~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows1.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows2.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows3.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows4.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows6.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows7.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows8.png and~
http://www.alansondheim.org/shallows9.png ~~~~

flux-places,~meandering~shores,~sands,~stromatolites~in~the~
shallows.~other~organic~debris~from~the~coastal~ledge,~warm~
waters,~harbors,~then~shaking~it~wildly,~finally,~foaming~ride~
on~the~surface,~unfolding~hollows,~shallows,~he~headed~towards~
them~shadows~disappeared.~other~organic~debris~from~the~warmth~
of~the~coastal~ledge,~shaking~wildly~~~~

shallows~on~my~machines~where~nothing~happens~
underwater~engineering,~growths,~i~do~believe~
life~is~out~there,~if~we~only~~~~

man wearing skin of woman, woman wearing skin of man

http://www.alansondheim.org/wearingourskin3.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/wearingourskin.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/wearingourskin1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/wearingourskin2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/wearingourskin3.png

wearing our skin when it doesn't fit
wearing their skin when yours doesn't fit
wearing his skin when hers doesn't fit
wearing her skin when his doesn't fit
man wearing skin of woman, woman wearing skin of man
woman wearing skin of man, man wearing skin of woman
wearing our skin doesn't fit, our skin doesn't fit

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Time Reversal and Anticipation in Music

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http://www.alansondheim.org/before4.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/before1.mp3 qin
http://www.alansondheim.org/before2.mp3 qin
http://www.alansondheim.org/before3.mp3 dual qin
http://www.alansondheim.org/before3.png

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Using reverse reverberation, it's possible to create a
simulacrum of time reversal, the spatial environment itself
producing the sound, which always follows, always ensues.
In other words, spatiality, temporality, produce the sound
which is emblematic, responsive, to the exigencies of the
aural resonance, and likewise, the human body, the body of
the musician, is an emergent property of the whole. Space
is a dwelling in eternity, and speech has already been
spoken in a form of future anterior. Behind us, we find
ourselves in the future, and before us, the anticipation
of a creation yet to come. *

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Best listening with headphones. My Qing qin was used for
all three pieces, accompanied by a modern qin on the
last (which has remarkable subtle stereo). I personally
like the first and third best. Editing was in Audition.
The images are from a local OpenSim server on my laptop,
with the Imprudence viewer and modified prims from my
MacGrid regions.

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* See Derrida, No Apocalypse, Not Now, (full speed ahead,
seven missiles, seven missives), Diacritics 14/2, 1984

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*/record, reverse, reverberation, reverse, normalize/*

Duchamp Kills

http://www.alansondheim.org/duchampkills2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/duchampkills.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/duchampkills1.png

Duchamp Kills: how often I've chanted that slogan!
And for good reason, shrapnel everywhere, war or
no war, gangs or no gangs. Raiders violating every
fucking body, constant roar of shrapnel, bombs,
not even punctuated by the cries of the wounded. A
wrong turn for modern art when we lost the way of
the people, when we turned away from war, except as
exhilaration, acute angles, planes cut into each
other until some of then escaped, returned to drop
angels among the rest of us, fucking angels killing
everything in sight. We should have known better,
we should get down on our knees and pray that we
turn towards the pain everywhere in the world and
we have to do what we can to overturn the damage we
have done in our failure to recognize the deep root
of culture falling through the earth towards the
very center of our Being. Duchamp kills, modern art
kills, modern culture kills, deconstruction kills,
and we cannot forget the deaths we have ignored,
the pain we have caused everyone who is not of us,
the torture we can never absolve, deaths and more
deaths, more of everything, more of everyone as well.

wole voice in wole machine

http://www.alansondheim.org/wole4.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole2.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole2.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole3.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole1.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole5.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole6.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole7.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole8.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/wole9.jpg

Th'Wole:
Alway Luvly Wole-beli Want for You to Look in Him
Alway Luvly Wole-beli Want for You to Look in Him

swhole

http://www.alansondheim.org/crowd05.png

glns sgl
ns sy,
ns s
y,
y,
nikuko is
is tru
tru swole
swole You
glans say,
glass "Ah
You tru
say, swole
"Ah glans
do glass
think
nikuko
Throte swole
GlANS" glans
but swollen
they and
were swoling,
swollen swole.
and they
swoling, were
swole. always
always they
suckgod
were
susangra swardd
swan swan
susan sward
swardd swole
sward sward
takemycarshome tao
tao teart
teart takemycarshome
technoloss terrr
terrr swole-poo
swole-poo but
glss "Ah

swole. lwswole.
lwys
lw
ys
ys

ys they
ys they

ngr sw sw
  swrdd
rdd

rdd
sus
swn swsw
n swn
n sw
n
n

rd
rd

swrdd swole

rd swrd
rd sw
kemycrshome trshome t
rshome to
o

o
t
o tert
o te
rt
rt
nikuko is tru swole glans glass nikuko is tru swole You say, "Ah
do think swole Throte GlANS" nikuko is tru swole glans glass
nikuko is tru swole but they were swollen and swoling, swole.
they were always suckgod susangra swan susan swardd swan sward
swole swollen sward sward swole swollen takemycarshome tao teart
takemycarshome swole tao swollen teart takemycarshome technoloss
terrr swole-poo but they were swollen and swoling, swole. they
were always suckgod susangra swan susan swardd swan sward swole
swollen sward sward swole swollen takemycarshome tao teart
takemycarshome swole tao swollen teart takemycarshome technoloss
terrr
rt tkemyckemyc
rshome
te
ns glss nikuko is tru swole You sss nikuko is tru swole You s
ss nikuko is tru swole You sy, "Ah do think
y, "Ah do think

y, "Ah do think
nikuko is tru swole gl

swole Throte GlANS" nikuko is tru swole glns glswole Throte
GlANS" nikuko
is tru swole gl
ss nikuko is tru swole
ss nikuko is tru swole

nd swoling, swole. they were lwlw
ys suckgod
but they were swollen
ngr swrd sw
  swn susrd swole

rd swole swollen swrd swn sw
rd swole
n sw
rshome to tert

o tert tswollen t
rt tkemyckemyc
rshome swole to swollen teo te
o swollen tert
rt t
rt
kemyc
rshome technoloss terrr swole-poo but they were swollen nd
nd

nd
t
n susn swys suckgod sus
n
n sus
rd swole swollen swrd swo te
rshome swole to swollen tershome technoloss terrr

o swollen tert tt
rshome technoloss terrr
o swollen te

hwole

http://www.alansondheim.org/hwole1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/hwole.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/hwole2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/hwole3.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/hwole4.png

flow and flux into an interior dissected by sheaves
the outer skin always trembles and entangles
the inner skin contains all that contradicts the world
all is contrary all dissolves, the hole trembles
the hole always trembles, its weak earth walls
.aren't compact, are leaning, corrode and sift
.are porous, logos, are abject, are grapheme scar
.are trembling holes, are dissolving, are shoring
.are contradictions swallowed, are entangled, soft
.are dissections, are murmurs, are swallowed throats
.are flexed, flowing, are comfort, are comfort illness
the hole always trembles, its bleak birth calls
.someone is listening and someone is coming forth
.someone is cutting and someone is being cut
.someone is open and someone is opening, someone
.someone is open to someone, and someone is opening
.someone is the thinnest of someone, someone closing
.someone counting, someone of someone singing
.someone is flowing and that one, someone, is flowing
of an interior, of universe, of universe, our interior

hallowed

http://www.alansondheim.org/crowd08.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/hallowed.mp3 viola

shallow shoreline beyond which I dared not venture,
heading there, the S was lost or hallowed ground
daylight remains fallow, graves are always shallow,
life is never hallowed, signs are born from sorrow,
hallowed, deep or shallow, always nude and proper,
foaming ride on the surface, unfolding hallowed shallows,
so shallow, that it rides foam-like on the surface of the sky,
oh shallow to follow the shadow to the pond,
something in the depths, something hardened, hallowed,
he headed towards the shallows and the S was lost

                        _
   ___  _ __   ___    __| | __ _ _   _
  / _ \| '_ \ / _ \  / _` |/ _` | | | |
| (_) | | | |  __/ | (_| | (_| | |_| |
  \___/|_| |_|\___|  \__,_|\__,_|\__, |
                                 |___/
                _   _                    _
  ___  ___ __ _| |_| |_ ___ _ __ ___  __| |
/ __|/ __/ _` | __| __/ _ \ '__/ _ \/ _` |
\__ \ (_| (_| | |_| ||  __/ | |  __/ (_| |
|___/\___\__,_|\__|\__\___|_|  \___|\__,_|

   __      _                _     _     _
  / _|_ __(_) ___ _ __   __| |___| |__ (_)_ __  ___
| |_| '__| |/ _ \ '_ \ / _` / __| '_ \| | '_ \/ __|
|  _| |  | |  __/ | | | (_| \__ \ | | | | |_) \__ \
|_| |_|  |_|\___|_| |_|\__,_|___/_| |_|_| .__/|___/
                                         |_|
  _           _ _                       _
| |__   __ _| | | _____      _____  __| |
| '_ \ / _` | | |/ _ \ \ /\ / / _ \/ _` |
| | | | (_| | | | (_) \ V  V /  __/ (_| |
|_| |_|\__,_|_|_|\___/ \_/\_/ \___|\__,_|


he headed towards the shallows and the S was lost

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