The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

May 20, 2010


America


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

Second of the completed films in Second Life; this is part of the online
residency I have through HUMlab, Umea University (thanks in particular to
Sachiko and Jim). This is the first time that language is really dominant
in the work - and in such a way that it becomes materialized, in relation
to the virtual which is its habitus and mode of production. Do check this
out, ignore the earlier URLs if need be. Thanks, Alan

forwarded w/ permission -

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 12:58:43
From: Adam Tobin <adamtobin@MINDSPRING.COM>
To: POETICS@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Subject: Re: Playing at Linger Cafe in Brooklyn this Sunday - Come!

This trio is really something, and more unlike anything you've heard before than all that.  Carter's uncanny and beautiful vocals (including, i think, some of Alan's writing you may have seen here, hyper digital text turned uncannily slow and vocal) linger over a first-rate string band -- Sondheim has the fastest hand/mind in the city, and Freedman's studied melodic sense sculpts it all into some kind of perverted song-forms.  I've seen them play together now 3 times, and each time I was astonished.



-----Original Message-----
>From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim@PANIX.COM>
>Sent: May 17, 2010 3:22 PM
>To: POETICS@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
>Subject: Playing at Linger Cafe in Brooklyn this Sunday - Come!
>
>We're playing at Linger Cafe in Brooklyn this Sunday - Come if you can!
>
>- Alan, Azure, Myk -
>
>The AMA group - Myk Freedman, Alan Sondheim, and Azure Carter - will
>perform at Linger, May 23rd, at 5 pm. Their music is improvised, drawing
>on a number of traditions, but emphasizing pushing the instruments to the
>limit.  Carter sings (her own pieces) against a backdrop of free music;
>Freedman plays lap steel and steel-string guitar, and Sondheim plays
>electric oud and saz, cura cumbus, hegelung and guitar.
>
>http://www.lingercafelounge.com/events.html
>
>533 Atlantic Avenue / Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues / Brooklyn, NY 11217 /
>347-689-4813
>
>Contact: jzpichardo@lingercafelounge.com / Web: www.lingercafelounge.com
>
>(You can also contact me for further info - Alan)
>
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