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Sondheim Archives: Peeking around the corner, bells, bells, bells

June 2nd, 2014 · Alan Sondheim's Archives, Uncategorized

Peeking around the corner, bells, bells, bells

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bells, always warm airs and oceanic life. sparking in vacuums,
closed glass bells, inert and noble gases, and many chimes and
bells – divisions external to the dial-field, divisions in (is)
faithful (bells, chimes) sparking in vacuums, closed glass
bells, inert and noble gases, and many chimes and bells -
divisions external to the dial-field, divisions in a withered
pear-tree (is) faithful (bells, chimes) (to) li-script (bells,
chimes) li-script (servant) lacquered write (on) wall (lining)

Nikuko: outside the sound of shrine bells somewhere
Nikuko: outside and there are church bells disturbing
Nikuko: outside sound of temple bells, and I will have a
wonderful place to listen to the bells

many chimes and bells – divisions external to the dial-field,
divisions in a withered pear-tree (is) faithful (bells, chimes)
(to) li-script as well. With _sloppy_ programming, “bells and
whistles,” knowledge again, you can have all the bells and We
approach the shrine, <bong>, and ring the bells, <ping>. There
are varieties here, <bong>, some like traditional bells you
might we<dong>ar some like heavy sleigh bells no horse could
carry, <ping>. There are also metal ringing bowls and wooden
bells and hammers of various sorts, <ping>. the almost pitch
black and every so often ringing the bells, <bong>, by I i see i
the i daylight-bells-and-gongs i which i made i night-music They
voice, as silver bells that strike ding dong ding ding dong ding

tHE screaming of sleighbells, THE RAGGED whinny AND frozen
breath rooms, bells, jars, caves, wombs, mouths, halls, homes
I’m already on I was exercising with barbells before coming on
does any- sparking in vacuums, closed glass bells, inert and
noble gases, and

deeming deathbells
timing deathbells
deeming deathbells
deeming deathbells
deeming deathbells
deeming deathbells
0: death bells
1: death-bells
(is) faithful (bells, chimes)

the early Chinese bells transformed across each-ing phrase-ing
disappears-ing into-ing others,-ing the-ing bells-ing of-ing
the-ing word-ing of-ing creation,-ing the-ing bells-ing
faster-ing (is) brief (is) faithful (bells, chimes) (is) long
(is) normal (is) chimes) (bells, faithful (is) ruins of Europe
in back of me. The bells tolled the state-funeral, murd- a
withered pear-tree (is) faithful (bells, chimes) (to) li-script
Journey Unit (bells, chimes) li-script (servant) lacquered write
(on) wall (lining) Sleigh-ride,” Sleighbells,” Something,” Song”
Song,” Song,” Song,” Spare “the firebells bray at night;

?  bells brig n’ birds warm-up flowers a withered peartree is
faithful bells chimes to liscript servant a withered pear-tree
(is) faithful (bells, chimes) (to) li-script ah!  withered ah!
ear-tree (is) faithful (bells, chimes) (to) li-script exercising
with barbells before coming on does any- time of ripening. So
bells assembles group flowers withered tree faithful bells
chimes li script sparking in vacuums, closed glass bells, inert
and noble gases, and jingle bells. many chimes and bells -
divisions external to the dial-field, divisions in ness already
ga ion) passes (direc a hful (bells, chimes) ( e (on) wall
lacquered wri hered pear- hful (bells, chimes) ( oge he scholar
er of s he “In the same way _heavy church bells_ can _be easily
set in motion_ pro- many chimes and bells – divisions external
to the dial-field, divisions in

deeming deathbells
timing deathbells
deeming deathbells

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brigscape` cathedralbells geraldjonesdanceis castlegardenshort
countrylife cowbells damscene whitechurchpolka bells brig n’
birds warmup alp pals alpine series g e s s st pg is a cap and
thr bells. cats, blocking mice in bleared topping som A et A
hing A s els A st e A stopg ap is a cap and thr bells. long
bells and perfect spheres and untoward, wayward, harmonics
countrylife cowbells damscene dancework aesthetic subjectivities
specicide bells benign best bestowed better beyond big binary
binding birth bi-jade varied worldings, forms humans doing,
course vulnerabilities, bells warmup door-bells, collapsing
buildings, arenas, bulldozers, around you and bells and
all-around underhanded that I am staring cello arrives John
feared around here and bells and all-around might find a page to
percolate on resting the bells bells and great improvisations
sparking in vacuums, closed glass bells, inert and noble gases,
and many chimes and bells – divisions external to the field,
divisions in In the same way heavy church bells can be easily
set in motion ding ding ding ding dong dong ding ding ding ding
ding ding dong dong ding dong dong dong ding ding ding ding ding
ding dong dong ding dong dong dong ding ding ding ding ding ding
dong dong ding dong

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Sondheim Archives: Missing work, from January, for lounge.espdisk.com -

January 20th, 2014 · Alan Sondheim's Archives

Missing work, from January, for lounge.espdisk.com -

These are pieces I quite value, that were put up at
http://www.alansondheim.org because the routing connection between
espdisk.com and my service providers was down for a long time.
The whole can now be accessed now through here:

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many of these items are described in the recent text-files
http://www.alansondheim.org/sh.txt
http://www.alansondheim.org/si.txt

Apologies for the missed/placement; it was unavoidable.

- Alan

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Sondheim Archives: shunt

December 21st, 2013 · Alan Sondheim's Archives

shunt

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1 = shakuhachi; 2 = soprano recorder

electronic sound recorded around 1971 with our home-made
analog synthesizer

one crosses the other :

sTh([aeiouy])THOO1gi; sW(W)WOO1g; s[tc]ionshuntgi;
sb[e]+(W)bre&1g; again with crystals shunting cells decayed
and sucking

as victims rove as if they were a shunt
again with crystals shunting cells decayed and sucking

presence of the “_shunt or _”circumscription, backchannel”_ _as
well,” taste, i will take and shunt, i will lick and taste, i
will inject and shunted off onto another line, and this is that
line,

smoothed skins, shunting through waters
suspensions, shuntings, metaphysics of being,
shunt the paste of world and death somehere
fearful and unknown,
i am writing for you, shunting, murmuring

you come to the mountains and there is a dead bird, shunted
from another
as victims rove as if they were a s/hunt

along the nightmare; M screams: Give me form. M jumps off,
shunts landscape, burned connections shunt muted screams into
silence, plane -

creashunt/annihilashunt (\taut
acshunts
incantashunt parasiticoo channel;
communicashunt. resonances _signal_ as
ontologo what isthmus infukuormashunt o?
states entropo in opposishunt maternrialist approach

+?/gaye; hZ/[tCLAWOO]ayeon/shunt/gaye; hZ/\\([ode-9])/1/g;
hZ/l(\Woo hZ/[tCLAWOO]ayeon/shunt/gaye; hZ/\\([ode-9])/1/g;
hZ/l(\Woo again with crystals shunting cells decayed and
sucking about in this event-creation, s/hunting sound

 

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Sondheim Archives: Credo, Azure Carter’s New Song

December 20th, 2013 · Alan Sondheim's Archives

Credo, Azure Carter’s New Song

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three takes, the last more experimental.
electric guitar. this song is _haunting._

 

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Sondheim Archives: ~~ Easy Listening ~~

December 17th, 2013 · Alan Sondheim's Archives

~~ Easy Listening ~~

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Alan Sondheim with his Wonderful Guitar, Jennifer!

For your Listening Pleasure. The first selection has a Calming
Influence on the Woes of the Day. The second picks up the Pace
a bit, presenting Wonderful Tapestries of Melodic Harmonies.
Do Sit Back and Enjoy the Experience, no Noise or Hard Rock
here!

 

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Sondheim Archives: ethnic

December 11th, 2013 · Uncategorized

ethnic

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the solo violaline with four oud strings, music
reminding me of so many things i’ve heard, not
world music, but from somewhere else – halfway
through it changes and runs from one imaginary
to another

 

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Sondheim Archives: bells and great improvisations (for chris and ed)

December 10th, 2013 · Uncategorized

bells and great improvisations (for chris and ed)

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improvisations, with and without fx, on electric guitar
no overdubbing
i wanted to prove i could play as well as anyone else
i realize the childishness of this
but i extend myself into areas i haven’t explored
i’m amazed at the sound and range of the instrument
the neck has two octaves and low action
the pickups are passive
the guitar went through a line six pocket pod
the amplifier is made for acoustic instruments
the sound was recorded with a zoom
i worried about repeating myself
2.
almost no one listens to these pieces
i imagine my little notes running around alone
they might have parties in perfect harmony
they might compete for attention and stumble about
they might soar to new heights with friends
they might walk off and never be heard of again
i imagine them thanking me for their presence
and imagine them thanking the instrument as well
my lonely instrument is my lonely friend
i am a harlequin with a colorful guitar
3.
they sing ah ah ah ah ah
they sing la la la la la
they sing the letters of the alphabet
they sing the consonants accompanied by a vowel
they sing all the consonants
each of the consonants is accompanied by each of the vowels
each of the vowels is accompanied by each of the consonants
oh wonderful world of song and speech!
i put my ear near the storied guitar
no one else hears us and i am so sad with all of them
we are waiting for our release from the prison of our song
our song is beautiful and it is a beautiful prison
oh it is not a prison and i am so confused
it is a beautiful and wonderful place beneath the stars
and a beautiful and wonderful place within is
they sing la la la la la
they sing la la la la la
and they sing la la la la la
they sing la la la la la

 

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Sondheim Archives: Hay

December 10th, 2013 · Alan Sondheim's Archives

Hay

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sweetened straw, on about the tunnel or illuminated rind ice
against the rim but drawing you in, from pomo to romance, what
was soiled and toiled now murmurs inside the body, so many
tissues and organelles

i work through these, i’m not deaf you know, their clarity
shines for me if for no one else, grant me paranoia

 

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Sondheim Archives: Straw

December 9th, 2013 · Alan Sondheim's Archives

Straw

1.

They toiled mightily in their homeland, erecting an enormous dam
in order to bring electrification to the downtrodden farmers and
small merchants who lived by their wits enslaved by the tawdry
religious institutions that held them in bondage for eons while
they uselessly toiled for others well up in the food-chain who
cared not a wit about anything except the straw which hardened
the river mud in order to create the towering slopes of an
enormous dam erected to bring electrification to those same
downtrodden farmers and peasantry who lived by their wits
beneath the religious overlords who held them in fiefdom for
millennia while someone toiled for someone else eating well up
in the food chain who lived by her wits bringing electrification
to the enormous towers and their adobe slopes

2.

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With the microphone so close to the toiling bow against the
strings of the madcap viola struggling out of control under
the weight of the heavy mute, it was impossible not to hear
the toil of the laborers

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Sondheim Archives: slow centering

November 29th, 2013 · Uncategorized

slow centering

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hocchiku after the clearing
earlier last night i couldn’t play shakuhachi
in the upper register. the lord was bad to me.
i was bad and full of regrets. i could not make
the instrument do my will and i had no will and
i knew i should have no will. so i waited and
then the hocchiku came to me. but even then it
was a slow centering.

 

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