The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

September 2, 2017

Plane / Plain
analog shortwave receiver bands recorded inside plane; listen
for sounds generated by internal electronics. only fm escapes
somewhat; sw and mw bands are swamped. the plane breathes. all
the way back in Disorders of The Real, I wrote about this, the
body of the anorectic airliner. and here is the proof. recorded
from a Teksun receiver fed into a Zoom H2, processed in
Audition. plane / plain
unbearable airborne flatness of american landscape
unbearable commonality of falling / failing / flailing off

these are the worlds we carry with us, the worlds that swallow
us, the worlds swallowed by us. listen as our protests are
unbounded, futile, ruptured in voids of the ineffable.

our tracks are loosened; infiltrated by electronics, those who
can only afford flesh are displaced, migrant, refuse. our
country's newest export are refugees crossing into Canada. we
replace "unskilled" (what a lie!) labor by machines; sooner or
later, flesh will sink into flesh, and someone in a higher truer
castle will live forever.

{Note - the 'tripsofar.mp4 has been moved to for space reasons; this is our
2016 trip across the u.s. (and part of B.C. Canada), visiting,
art-making, and my talk at U. Vic and ELO.}

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