the darkness for Edwin Honig

small hasapi recorded at Eyebeam, through the vibrations
of wood and metal and later i heard Edwin Honig died, he
had been my friend and advisor at Brown

everything is shaken to pieces, the skull refuses
transmigration, nothing recirculates, what dies is damned,
lies, slammed

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: death, sound, research, eyebeam

absinthe oud

oud under absinthe, ud ounder absinthe

pain leaking away or is it was it, or what was it

first time for assuage


the aesthetics of pain

what occurs on flatness never curls inward towards the body: that is
unless a fundamental identification is at work. nothing of the sort in
futurism which is responsible for the clean and proper body of the
Mac and Apple, the sliver that cuts through flesh, everything acceptable,
horror against against horror in false topologies, topographies of
destroyed villages, torn flesh, mutilated faces. it is all one and it is


i did hear that:
i appear ravaged.
this must stop.
i know i will be murdered.
my work is sound, its fury.
what is visible has been killed.
i am dead from them.
i am dead to them.
therefore i appear ravaged.


radio sound from Eyebeam: eyeb mp3 files.

each file N is followed by N+1 which is signal-processed; check out for example

standard spark-gap transmissions were set with and signal-processed at

equipment: Zoom set to mono mp3/320, Radioshack 1980 Patrolman radio with VHF, UHF bands, CoolEdit for processing.



totally new oud music

listen carefully, on the longer one a string keeps slipping,
have to tune it.

this is the most introverted music so far. influenced by shakuhachi.
the new oud is very resonant, 6.5mm at the 5th which is high, so i've
had to adapt. the result is a different kind of music. quite happy
with these; the worst things are in the world, the clearer and more
abrupt the music. and that's all that will survive of course. if that.

ululations, weeping in caverns oud, voice hasapi ken bau
with reverb/resonance out of control, sound is transformed from speech to murmur, 

in silence here



for my father for al wilson for kathy acker for gerald jonesfor michael current for rose mulvale for

elegies for pipa

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