The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive


my music is always a wilderness

http://www.alansondheim.org/willshall2.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/qingrain.mp4

This came to me when I was trying desperately to avoid insomnia,
obviously an impossibility. The aesthetic truth of it seems
clear - I don't work with fixed structures, but structures that
may or may not reveal themselves at every turn. Walking and
hiking move across paths, trails, falls, strata, loams, deep
ecologies, biomes and microbiomes; my music moves in similar
fashion, and on a number of occasions I've played on the path or
trail, or, better, listened when I can. Playing an instrument
like the guqin (the full name of the qin emphasizing its depth),
I move among clouds and phenomena, chasms and pools, I'm
inhabited. This isn't the music of harmony, melody, rhythm, but
one within a continuum, a dwelling among, not trance but a
movement of clarity. Listen to a section of this, done between
AR sessions, hopefully enjoy,

stars burn stones, cliffs, caves, voices tains never tamed midst
plants though thrived making blossom us net longer walls pond
dong ting lake corner part wilderness finding young could zou'll
god spirit, preserved, moan silt. paused lay cried dry,
stupified, dried, wilderness dam known, sublimity lies in
microscopic worlds wildernessst, spwilderness (v(vast,
(city)st,cious) (v (vast,cious)(city) snow-time alpine gorgeous
wonderful leaders evades predicates young and young paths,
unpreserved, there

& I cry lalala into the wilderness! I lie in the wilderness! I
cry lalala! I cry lalala! wire lalalala start and stop, carte i
feel always i'm in your aa, alw yes whisper soulful tuneless
lalala it's raining out and tinnitus is i cry lalala into the
wilderness! i lie in the wilderness! i cry lalala! i cry lalala
into the wilderness! i lie in the wilderness! i cry lalala!
lalala birthing lalala, the wall, the rim, disturbance I cry
lalala into the wilderness! I lie in the wilderness lalala! I
cry lalala! I cry lalala! I couldn't think again, my flesh
lalalala wire lalalala start and stop, wilderness! I lay in the
wilderness lalala! I cried lalala! I crid lalala! * my e her *
mhsshe' wire lalalala start and stop, carte i wire lalalala
start and stop, carte i feel always you're in my aa, alw yes
lalala it's raining out and acting up. i will cry lalala into
the wilderness! i will lie in the wilderness lalala! i will cry
lalala! i will cry lalala into lalalala mary graph, lalalala
start and stop, carte

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