distractions (oud)

a repeated song or figure, while i am being distracted
by images and issues of muscle tone, my mind tend towards
continuous repair and corralling the figures that are
produced in this piece, repeatedly, that is to say, with
variations, or losing track, backing up, so that this is
THE MIND AT WORK and quite possibly as a result the best
piece of music/soundwork i have produced, one in which
the MIND'S HEART itself is audible, the working through
the fantastic, circumlocutions, working through THOUGHT
ITSELF which is negated, not allowed to proceed, that is
REFUSED PROCEDURE, as if i could allow myself, give
myself permission towards or encompassing NO-MIND, which
is unavailable, but the beauty of this is, you are a
WITNESS TO ME as you have never been before, and along

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: sound, research, oud, music



stressed out hasapi in a (digital) cathedral
dear god come and save me*
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*checksum 'the ceilings are so very tall'


Thinking about last night, it's the noise in music that's the music. If you're playing makamat, you've got history on your side, you've got sequences, grace-notes, referencings, dynamics, everything that makes the music; what you don't have is automation. Or think of Casals' cello bow sounds, sax/flute breathing in; it's everywhere. It's the body among other things. The noise isn't noise per se; it's shaped, it's what creates the fractal, chaotic, and accumulative aspects of improvisation (forget the reference here, bit blurry at the moment). All of these things are connected, interwoven with culture, with cultures, and the interweaving is what made me quit for example 'playing the blues' early on; there's a kind of inertia in me that believes it's impossible to go there, wherever there might be, in a kind of fullness I'd find necessary to even make the initial steps.

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: music, sound, research

my hasapi for YouTube

here's my hasapi for YouTube but they won't take it because
I'm banned from YouTube until I die and then I won't be able
to play this for you, I worked really hard on this and it
came out perfect except for the camera angel but the lighting
is really good and I hope you have the patients to enjoy it,
it's "my hasapi song" and I worked on it, thank you.

i'm so sorry it's a wmv but something must play it, I know
VLC will do nicely. and it's from my webcam!!! which some
laptops have now!!!

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