The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

November 29, 2015


(With Will Pappenheimer, AR, Alan Sondheim, VR, sound-music,
Azure Carter, Mary Pappenheimer, mise-en-scene) video sampler from performance
(mature, another version for social media below)
(performance videos to follow)

Grain and virtual grain / grit of the world

The grain of the voice, grain of the almost-black, grain of the
seething world. Among the last dark and first black, the
granular. The grit of the primal scene, grit of the floor, of
the bed, of the stairwell, grit of the river dock, of the great
outdoor projection screen, of the hallway. Grain and grit as the
world turns black, as achitecture shifts, architectron. As the
visibility of great expulsions. As great visibility.

The granular of the real

The phenomenology of ghosts lacks granularity; details go blank
as the abyss opens up between one and another character or
pixel. The surface must always extend by gestural logics, the
mind filling in the details, a projectivity involving the
release of desire. This is the dream-like quality of cyberspace,
always melding, flexible, a relative of the arcana. Surface and
depth become identical, but not surface. (Oh just like

domesticates behavior granular synthesis flesh performs dead
domesticates granular synthesis flesh performs dead

durate or granularity of the world

durate, and granular

of the granular human being

island of granular shores
island of granular shores

it grew mountains and valleys with repeated granular noise

and the spaces seething granular and seething
and the world is granular synthesis a priori

The eight works: 1. Violin on river dock 2. Rababa on river dock
3. Qin in hallway 4. Viola in stairway 5. Organ in living room
6. Shakuhachi in bedroom 7. Shamanic violin in bedroom
8. Clarinet on outdoor stage

The stills.

The subtext and pronto:

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for pronto movies! *<georgette>: never even heard of them...
*<Lul>: *<SusieBravo>: Alice does fizzie... sounds like a pronto
*<WIldGIrl>: lol production now, right? So I need HARD COPY like
a pronto king, but desperate), pronto (desperate), bey (slightly
desperate), phew pronto can't; stare 90+ degrees... anyway...
breathing, dividing, overgrown TTThat pronto flic killed itself
like the dead policeman

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