From: Alan Sondheim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Cyb <email@example.com>, Wryting-L <WRYTING-L@listserv.wvu.edu>
Subject: 1.6 grams oud
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:25:33 -0400 (EDT)
1.6 grams oud after dental surgery and exhaustion and 1.6 grams codeine, these came forth, the first time in a while I'd played oud, too much practicing on viola, violin, sarangi, sindhi sarangi, what was left but oud with its fearful complexity? http://lounge.espdisk.com/archives/850 (best for listening) http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/1601.mp3 http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/1602.mp3 at least the pain has gone away, neuroses and assault seem distant memories and I remember reading about the arc from the extremely early universe; I'm certain my playing is deeply connected to this, a holographic enlargement as gravity pulls the strings longer, tauter, trusting my melodic sense and the depth of reverberation representing the multiple pathways of particle creation and annihilation - yes, it's all there in the music, we're one of the few life-forms tuned to the universe, trampling everything else to extinction, yes, yes, yes, but the tuning!