late-night oud talking after listening

to dance conversation about dance on mobile devices alansondheim/talkoud.mp3
at Edward Henkel's fantastic MovementTalks event

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: dance, sound, oud

Last Day from Foofwa's Terrific Camera, Two Excerpts

with Chris Diosparra, Foofwa d'Imobillite, Alan Sandheim,
Azur Cartier, Mark Swawreck

of course really like these excerpts; they were pulled
from three hours of continuous performance. Enjoy!
the last posting from this session. past recordings
were collapsed as background, and active mixed reality
backgrounds were transformed. the themes I wanted to
pursue, earlier on, dealing with distortion, pain,
ecstasy, etc. were more dominant, as were methods for
dealing with exhaustion and (in my case) sickness.


To Last

Foofwa with mocap wounded avatar
day six: sound/video Alan


creatures GREAT ANd small

every day we learn something new and are very happy
we are growing day by day and producing wonderful work
we are always bettering ourselves and reaching for the stars
every day new plateaus become old plateaus and launching pads
we are miracles and we create miracles
every day there are new wonders and we are so excited
every day our beauty flowers in our works and wonderful new worlds

Eyebeam, Day 5 performance, with Azure Carter, Foofwa d'Imobilite,
Mark Skwarek, and Alan Sondheim


People: Alan Sondheim (with Foofwa d'Imobilite)
Tags: dance, performance, sound

The Residents and a Dance

Following is the text of the toast by the President of Suriname, Runaldo:
"unable to write, president bush, #4422:laugh, at presidents, line 5:
Invalid indirection &cat=eb k true two presidential killings and their
effects on us history. (pause) (normal) Dear Mister President you are
CHARIOT CHARIOT. Dear ..... watched the president on tv 0.03user 0.02sy-
stem 0:00.05elapsed 100%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k 0.03user
0.04system 0:00.18elapsed 38%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0.04user 0.05system 0:00.22elapsed 40%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresi-
dent)k :prepared to support the president whole-heartedly, not with any
<HotPent> I have to do something presidenty today!!!! so I will shower!


arcitexting at Eyebeam

beam or submarine, this object provides the interior foil for
the platform dance "Eyebeam" done for all the "swells" in the
West Chelsea area and their "digs"

then a few tantalizing "stills" where all movement seems to



"]below are a couple of urls to online websites that we connect to for
the fact we think they really are truly worth visiting[...]...

"[...]what follows are a couple of references to websites which I link to
as we feel they're truly worth checking out[...]..."

maudatar is an abstracted avatar-form produced originally in Blender
and motivated by modified bvh files in a number of videos. there are
some internal chambers which may or may not connect. the form is



we just came back from a dance discussion event at the 92nd Street Y in
Manhattan. why are dancers so optimistic? the topic was dance education
and everyone was excited. there were videos and photographs that were also
cheering. I keep thinking of the opposite, of the depressive constructs of
my own work, its self-indulgent wallowing, its emphasis on _this_ body as
opposed to a communal or healing body. virtuality drives me to this
position, reality drives me elsewhere. is slaughter - of humans, animals,
plants, cultures, languages - the only conceivable future horizon? in the
long term all of this */he waves his arms around in an all-encompassing
gesture/* will disappear; information itself will dissipate to the
substance of irreconcilable differences. what then? what will happen to
these dances, these complex choreographies, these histories of somatic

People: Alan Sondheim
Tags: dance, death
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