The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

December 6, 2015


Bow Testing and Composition

http://www.alansondheim.org/pdd35.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/bowtest.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/saltandpepper.mp3

bowtest - short violin bow with salt-and-pepper horsehair;
standard violin bow with white horsehair; both over a 100
years old; viola and rababa;
salt and pepper - salt-and-pepper bow; viola; composition

the labor of this musician, testing new hair (salt-and-pepper)
on a bow; the black hair is rougher with more byte; it's mixed
with white hair which has a smoother, calmer sound (less grit,
less highs that can sound almost over-modulated). in bowtest,
i switch between bows and instruments, doing some of the worst
playing, but listening for the glitches; in saltandpepper, i use
the new bowhair on a viola piece that takes advantage of the
difference. this is the kind of behind-the-scenes labor that
everyone does, tending to the instruments and their potentials.
listen at least to the short final piece if you have the time.

An Ignorant Poetics of Fungi, Slime-molds, Lichen *

http://www.alansondheim.org/cairn151.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/streetmess41.jpg (Hurricane Sandy)

"[...] I believed that I could already see its outlines. It was
a _fata morgana;_ I continue to drift on the boundless and foggy
sea of the precategorial." (Aron Gurwitsch to Alfred Schutz,
August 1, 1951)

blank space and formless space, fungi -

always back to my own ignorance, inability to comprehend, trace,
classify, inhabit or dwell here, or rather: dwelling within the
blank (of the white-out blizzard, absolute darkness, anechoic
chamber, catatonic death); or rather: not dwelling at all; this
soup, these dusts, are our own.

http://www.alansondheim.org/fossilsfungi.mp4 and a few fungi

both rely on a phenomenology, of dwelling, of perception:
nothing is blank, nothing formless.

but: the cold death of the universe - then and only then, the
blank, the formless: but: no one there to witness, to bear
witness, to name:
until or now: the formless is a _matter_ of perception: of
cohesion, of mathesis, of penetration
so that for exmaple, noise: how this functions, the bandwidth,
and so forth.

it is always a matter of aggregates, multiple (theoretical) acts
of differentiation and integration: what does one _see_ or
_determine_ in an unknown and indeterminate fungus? what mental
operations are carried out? differentiation creates striations,
boundaries; integration focuses on smothing operations that
reveal macro- dynamics and forms. the indeterminacy lies between
the two operations: neti neti, not that not that (which relates
to Carnaedes and Schutz's interpretation in his relevance
theory).

Objects are a weather.

Fungi are a weather - the soup whose boundaries extend
throughout the environmental matrix. Think of the genomes in the
broadest sense - this articulation and coding that seethes
everywhere.

Fungi in the broadest sense are always a surprise.

Dusts and radiation, nanoparticles and the mist of the organic.

Fungi geography: beneath, on the side of, within, upon,
- in relation
- stolidity, solidity
- homelands, colonies, gatherings
- their quietude, perceived as uncanny silence
- forms, forming; perceptual fields, edges

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Fung*

fungus.  the white glides across the screen like a slow dance
with a knife less, fungible atoms, open to manipulation, and
without conceiving of an "my words are already tainted with
slime-mold, fungi, my eyes bear no The largest life-forms are
fungal nets beneath the soil in the upper numerous crown coral
fungi* scale, with rust, with fungus, with lichen: bacteriality
of the worlds Shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds and rewriting
tree of life you turning within the cocoon, not thinking, fungal
strands, slime mold mountains carried avenging angel fungi.
spores fell in the glittering dismal - "the" dismal tradition -
:fungus :mold :some tall slow-moving "my words are already
tainted with slime-mold, fungi, my eyes bear no fungi, and
bacterial fungi, airings, bacterial sending roots upwards
ground-swell waters and fungi, bacterial airings, mt:fungi, and
bacterial fungi, airings, bacterial sending roots upwards
numerous crown coral fungi*

fungi The largest life-forms are fungal nets beneath the soil in
the upper coral fungi as well, as well as slimes, rots fungus.)
2 scatological terms reveal her bare thighs selfishness the
magic fungus / mold < the attachment < attacks > closure -
ex-caliber. Unsure numerous crown coral fungi* perhaps under
attack from fungi or nematodes. last year we saw 11 blue Maybe
some pictures of fungal jellies Some pictures of alien skin or
other organs that look like fungal jellies pant pipe file caress
ocean lagoon.\ under attack fungi nematodes. year we perhaps
under attack from fungi or nematodes. last year we saw 11 blue \
why the you turning within the cocoon, not thinking, fungal
strands, slime anything, not even the split between among fungi
and some fauna, fungi, and so forth are indicated by shape and
design, not fungi, morality On a birding trip through Staten
Island, distracted by fungi, puffball distracted by fungi,
puffball minor-problems in through Staten Island, distracted by
fungi, puffball fungus 2 reveal her bare thighs selfishness the
magic certain amount of fungi are older than they are fungi
frisson.p fromabove.t fromhere.p full.p fumerole.v fundy.p
fungi.p Nearby a magnificent fungus in decay mode. The fungus,
slightly earlier. fungi and footprints both, astonishing slime,
fungi and scrabbled text first-last of the fungi cavern, slime
mold, early with the fungal outcropping, what has occurred
where, fungus.) 2 scatological terms reveal her bare thighs
selfishness the magic fungus / mold < the attachment < attacks >
closure - ex-caliber. Unsure shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds
rewriting tree .  the phenomenology of fungus). The white glides
across the screen

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formlessness

allowing nothing in the formlessness of speech = allowing
everything in the formlessness of speech downloading
formlessness allowing nothing in the formlessness of speech =
allowing everything in the formlessness of speech downloading
formlessness here, want Codework which problematizes
formlessness same, built-in form and formlessness. and so many
fundamental constants, the slowing-down true stars, their design
formless, beyond comprehension ence. Limbo world's formless. In
limbo world there's nothing to wait for. allowing nothing in the
formlessness of speech = allowing everything in the formlessness
of speech text of the fourth century BC which emphasizes the
god's formlessness, elaborate lucretius, formless, evaporate
form and formlessness of thought, tendrils no in form, dread,
formless, i everything can't in make dread, anything darkness of
no form of no form. of no formlessness of no formlessness.
darkness out of which nothing emerges, nothing All that existed
then was void and formless: by the great power obscurity of
formless matter precedes the artist's forms. It already is the
formlessness of M, tearing into my flesh. I roll over, churn
Codework is a form of writing which problematizes form and
formlessness problematizes formlessness simultaneously
incorporating means itself allowing nothing in the formlessness
of speech = allowing everything in the formlessness of speech
Codework is a form of writing which problematizes form and
formlessness it's there in the overturned garden, in formless
vines, twisted And there it stood,--all formless--but divine;
downloading formlessness here, want Codework which problematizes
formlessness same, built-in settling-in of forms and
formlessness, the appearance of the infinite in finite,
projection infinite appearance formlessness, forms settling-in
and uninterpretable code, paralleling the form and formlessness
of formless: unit.thereafter primal germ spirit.sages searched
heart's non-signifyingness erotic nudity precede signifyingness
obscurity formless formlessness sheets; sour cardinal
inaccessible. dream; uncontrolled unimaginable memory, wordless,
formless or the memory of form, Codework is a form of writing
which problematizes form and formlessness allowing nothing in
the formlessness of speech = allowing everything in the
formlessness of speech mathesis, dialog formlessness. many
fundamental constants, not formless, but suspect of form, almost
substance-like, a roiling of All that existed then was void and
formless: by the great power obscurity of formless matter
precedes the artist's forms. It already is the formlessness of
M, tearing into my flesh. I roll over, churn

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Text references to formlessness -

irq.txt:2. issues around blankness, formlessness - blank maps,
emptied jzz.txt:mathesis, dialog formlessness. too many
fundamental constants -

jzz.txt:9. the difficulty of cosmology, mathesis, the world. the
dialog between form and formlessness. and so many fundamental
constants, the slowing-down of the universe, etc. we may not
survive to know any more than we do now -

wvubk.rtf:? The work is highly formed, there are no end of forms
to it. There is also formlessness to\hich\af0\dbch\af13\loch\f0
wvubk.rtf:of writing which problematizes form and formlessness
simultaneously by incorporating the means of production within
the file itself, actively or passively augmenting or corroding
the file (depending of course on authorial intent, perception,
reception, -
wvubk.rtf:\par allowing nothing in the formlessness of speech -
wvubk.rtf:\par = allowing everything in the formlessness of
speech -

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slime*

slime slimemold-suck slimemold slimemold slimemold snapshot
snapshot sophia soul sound is the condition of spreading, our
fascination with slime molds. it reptiles, etc., and even
further, plants like dodder or slime molds might assassin each
and mold, and state each each a slime happiness worlding,
propellor-marked fury and tree sunflower and and dandelion, fern
slime not primate my words are already tainted with slime-mold,
fungi, my eyes bear no coral fungi as well, as well as slimes,
rots propellor-marked propellor-marked blame slime crabgrass
fury moon lythrophyll bloody leaf salamyx lustful slime
odigraculus song of the international top blouse ternr india
tree slimemold children your book coma/came: not
cyberpunk!:://but slime-mold particulate entities and off
crabgrass treethe sunflower this this or lands slime not this
slime mutt! cuts fade, finger whores, ban guts: type won.
camefrog # directory # description size wmv|mpg fetish #
slimemold # zerox on the earth. in the twig-rot, slime mold
gathered 6. the eco states: the electronic literature of slime
molds, of dinosaurs, but to emerge, coated in slime, another
human in the guise of the first. confederate aner eschol hebrew
escaped victuals goods fled slimepits them together. exactly,
said jennifer, and the slime parallels sartre's structured slime
example looks like it just emerged from the slime fungi and
footprints both, astonishing slime, beauty thrusting forward
slime mold curled decay and soft central because slimemolds
we're gathering resources, coming together, then mi uals goods
fled slimepi e aner eschol hebrew slimepits fled goods victuals
escaped hebrew eschol aner confederate furball fuzzball hairball
slimeball b-ball ball baseball basketball bball and slime
history, you could call it the style of the world, you could
woven as if inescapably tied, beyond linkage, with a sort of
slime holding flu, violence in cyberspace, the year 3000,
alphonso lingis, dyads, slime nausea - in fact you'd find paste
and slime all over both orders, the real coagulation-origin.
this is the world of aliens, slime, the world in which
sanfrancisco sei johnlennon slimeball thickhead lehib sun-spot
pumkinpie! do you know humans leave slime trails? that our dna
encrusts the earth? mud-slime of latinate terminologies,
ideolectical processes beech. the light struck like an arrow
against slime-mold turned towards it example looks like it just
emerged from the slime of the symbolic; it's

forward slime mold curled find the carrot-topped diva, the
closest fern crabgrass mold, seeing and each mold, slime
worlding, lasting, photographing slime molds and things - and
this reminds me of that - you mesha sephar mount language
journeyed plain brick burn thoroughly slime _the presence of the
hole at the end of the text, the presence of slime different
branches on another tree. we found our first slime mold, yellow
evocative objects including slime molds to an over-arching
geometry; this parallels slime mold behavior to some language
journeyed plain brick burn throughly slime morter build tower
top annihilation. he projects himself from and through the
evident slime cyberpunk!:://but slime-mold prticulte entities
slimemold and quantum cyberspatial slime situated cloaca:
nestled conclusion? stammers halt._ thickhead slimeball skiing
rti drillpress urine aliases childsplay! skein skinny skin
slimemold smallworldmurmur sleeping draught slab slave slime
slob slog slop slosh sludge interpreted, cooled sleeping draught
slab slave slime mother-father bacteria, slime & molecular soup,
the abject slime and drool that pours from so many movie aliens.
is this a firsting assassin slime assassin and human for fern
fern for seeing, the nausea or slime of the world; annihilation
is abject, from within. slimemold slimemold slimemold
smallworldmurmur shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds and rewriting
tree of life shapelessness, fungi, slimemolds rewriting tree .
battle full slimepits fled goods victuals escaped hebrew eshcol
aner slime slip slippery slope sloped slopes slowly small smooth
snow so slave slime slob slog slop slosh sludge sludge...
towards the southwest and are repelled, we crawl down into the
slime of leddzeppelin slimeball spiff spiritusanctu klingons
zeppelin loosing systems sizzle, suppurating, say, structured
slime first-last of the fungi cavern, slime mold, most of the
jellies and slimemolds are from this area and not the lands fern
as or blame slime fern and treethe sunflower or this the primate
sunflower and blame and and not slime crabgrass off barrier, or
the zero and one, nothing but the slime, the abject remains
sodden, trampled, discard. her panties and hair ooze mud, slime
and the tree and dandelion, fury not slime bug, tree the do
dandelion, you turning within the cocoon, not thinking, fungal
strands, slime mold slime-molds, the yellow-white i saw like
fried egg across rock and stump why the you turning within the
cocoon, not thinking, fungal strands, slime

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