The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

September 7, 2010

End Time Dancing in and on SL:

$ be too too too to soon and catch to then nothing will
$ too much $ too soon $ too fast $ to die $ soon death $ and you
$ catch up $ to me $ then nothing $ more $ will i $ be gone
/usr/local/bin/ksh: too: not found (video)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: too: not found (installation)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: too: not found (audio)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: to: not found (see, walk through, listen)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: soon: not found (before, now, then)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: and: not found (above, within, below)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: catch: not found (gunshot, cancer, poison)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: to: not found (eat, drink, sleep)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: syntax error: `then' unexpected (what)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: nothing: not found (not found)
Missing filename ("less --help" for help) (me, you, them)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: will: not found (unfounded, not found)
/usr/local/bin/ksh: be: not found (not to be)

the boat

(play through external speakers, bass)

viola scheme*

*simple for others - working two octaves up on the low string,
taking it down from there - on the high string it's up a fourth
again with the fcf'c' tuning
*then playing around with the tonalities and trying not to slip
up - not to repeat too much - watch the glissandos bringing it
all back in tune - not too many of them
*a form of (acoustic) shape-riding, watching watching control -
almost slipping up - not quite - the sonority of the viola
takes care of that - trying not to cheat either

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