sound

 

sondheims one-step

http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/sondheimsonestep.mp3

yes, fast and jumpy the way we like it up here on the north slope
you can dance and jiggle all you want to the sondheims one-step
and what's more it's fast and sneaky but you gotta be faster
than sondheims one-step and you can jance and diggle to

(parlor guitar, maybe my best playing to date)

 

uncanny beauty with avatar choreography of minuscule particulates

trills, spills, and chills
http://www.alansondheim.org/fantasy.mp4
what they do when they are dancing

odd cries and whimpers over mara the creatrix from mara the avatar

the sad sound of molecular machines saying goodbye to their own
creations
http://www.alansondheim.org/mara.mp3
how they sound when they are being made

 

cassette

http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/cassette.mp3

oud recorded with TC-152 SD Sony recorder (first professional cassette
machine, 1973), using Realistic Stereo Electret-1 microphone 33-919A,
early (date unknown).

3 pieces. there's a glitch in the cables resulting in a mix of static
and odd digital limiter behavior that adds to the recording. there's
no audible wow or flutter in the capstans. you can hear capacitance
changes as a result of static buildup perhaps related to an imperfect
connection; the tape plays back perfectly on the recording machine.

there's an urgency in the voice of the oud making itself heard within,
not above, the fray. i think the problem is in the analog/digital
interface. the TC-152SD was manufactured with specially hardened tape-
heads that haven't been duplicated.

 


hasapi from bottom to top

http://espdisk.com/alansondhei m/onbottom.mp3
http://espdisk.com/alansondhei m/onbottomb.mp3 (with reverb
http://espdisk.com/alansondhei m/ontop.mp3

bottom takes advantage of hasapi phase playing
bottomb extends phase into room echo
top takes advantage of speed and harmonics

learn from the batak

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

virtual worlds


they get stuck in this life and yearn to return to the other

they are held back by memory and skin which falls from their seasons

they cannot move but are made from layers torn from their flesh

you are stuck in pain, you are held back, you cannot move

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small models of splayed and abstracted avatars in pain
they are fleeing from it

radio sounds from antique radio equipment
you lean against glass and hear the flesh of the earth

photographs of a small child doomed to make these things
the child is doomed to listen to these things too

images of dead soldiers against your eyes
you cannot think anything but images of dead soldiers

books of martyrs and tortures and torments closed
you cannot read through covers telling your cold future

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lament maquette for the dead as the world oozes human beings

 

distractions

http://www.alansondheim.org/distractions.mp3 (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

cathedral

stressed out hasapi in a (digital) cathedral
dear god come and save me*
http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/cathedral.mp3
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*checksum 'the ceilings are so very tall'

 
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