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RE: [microsound] oval armani

	i dreamt this afternoon, while sequestered in my cubicle, that i was
stuffing a long trombone like structure down the throat of an historical
> modulation, who bore an uncanny resemblance to John Cage... feeling quite
> cagey, I elongated the trombone, and bore down on this wasabi tongued
> wannabe Wabi Sabi, intent on unravelling my umbrella on his operating
> table...
after inscribing my bone fragment and tossing some glossy-la-la on his
formins of silence... cha-Ching! all over his Endo- monacle... he turned and
said breathlessly... "click- sputter... bzzzzt... mmmmm" as my brick-o-like
conduit aimlessly wandered to Ernest, rubbing his wood exquisitely on the
sewing machine...

digital shame on him, and the virgin he married.

David Fodel
Publishing Systems Manager
Wild Oats Markets
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Boulder, CO 80301
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> From: 	Dr. Xylene Tektor
> Reply To: 	microsound
> Sent: 	Friday, December 28, 2001 2:00 PM
> To: 	microsound
> Subject: 	Re: [microsound] oval armani
> Cagean Chance! HA..
> that little monk..
> Cage: Cage was very interested in Eastern thought. Read Taoism as in
> Tao-te-ching , as in I-Ching, a divinatory game/practice involving random
> symbol series which itself came from earlier divinatory practices
> involving
> the tossing of sacred inscribed bone fragments, some of which are the
> earliest known forms of the written word. (also see rune tossing, entrail
> tossing, tarot, glossolalia, etc etc etc..)  also see Chuang Tzu's text
> "Aimless Wandering".
> Cage: See Wabi-Sabi http://www.stonebridge.com/wabisabi.html
> Cage : flip back to Ernst doing paper rubbings of wood grain to reveal
> random or found anthropomorphisms.
> ie Exquisite Corpse..
> What is "The Chance meeting of an umbrella and a sewing machine on an
> operating table.."
> How many times do we have to discover the universe is peeking in at us
> thru
> the window-monacle..
> The name of the DADA movement was a "chance operation" created by opening
> a
> dictionary at random and pointing at a random word.
> read surrealism's use of automatism ----> flash forward: Beat generation
> spontaneity..---follow along to improvisational jazz movement: see derek
> bailey.
> the dialectic process of self/other is illustrated through a historical
> modulation encompassing all the arts and their varied mediums..
> the whole notion of any "generative forms" is highly suspect.. Mozart did
> not arise "Sui Generis" and yet the overlapping "fields of intensities" at
> play through his being give rise to all kinds of anthropocentric notions
> of
> "genius"  see endosymbiotic evolution---> well, you'll need a microscope..
> what combination of conduit, bricolage of conduits, historical or material
> are we really talking about.. do we play the instrument, or does the
> instrument play us, are we speaking, or is language speaking through us..
> folks, welcome to post-structuralism..or digital shamanism, is it a sham
> or
> is it the virgin mary appearing on your tortilla..
> particle in the infoverse
> >
> >       Lately I have been rereading Cage to understand any possible
> > relationship between chance and the glitch. So far I am able to conclude
> > that Cage valued chance as a strategy of disinterestedness and that this
> > bears little resemblance to the glitch in its most current incarnation.
> > For sounds to be themselves they can't be right or wrong; glitches are
> > intentionally wrong.
> >
> >       When glitches are captured as a sample or treated as a sound
> source
> > rather than a systemic condition they are not related to chance at all.
> > Glitches that are the result of a system (such as a MAX patch or a
> > faulty piece of hardware) are closer to Cagean chance in that they are
> > naturalized by their inevitability. In other words they are not judged.
> >
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