New Disquietude podcast episode: music by Lesley Flanigan, Dave Seidel, KMRU, Celia Hollander, and John Hooper; interview with Flanigan; commentary; short essay on reading waveforms. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #field-recording, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

Listening to art. Playing with audio. Sounding out technology. Composing in code. Rewinding the soundscape.

Past Week at

  • Wasn't sure if I should shave my post-flu beard or update my avatar(s). Decided to shave the beard. #
  • I wish when I bought physical books they all included access to an ebook version. #
  • Magical post office box offers up books from Japan and CDs from Russia. Good start to the day. #
  • Saturday morning sounds: heater (rumble), hard drives (laptop, dvr: whine), refrigerator (rattle), distant cars (whir), birds (cackle). #
  • ♫ Noon tune: downtempo, ringing percussion, tweaked moans = Nanaqui's "5:24 (Ligeti's Donkey)" @soundcloud #
  • Last night's Fringe: Yes (Chris Squire's bass still sounds good on my cheap TV) + The Singing Detective + turntable-as-memory/hypnosis-aid. #
  • Sound in the dusk: is that a water feature or a drain? #
  • More hospital sounds: elevators, HVAC, enough beeping to fill a chiptune compilation, monotone announcements, rattling wheel-based tables. #
  • Day starts with surprise Mille Plateaux PR & ends @sfmoma with Tony Cokes' 2004 video 1! layering Deleuze-ian ideas + military training film #
  • C'est La Morton Feldman Records #
  • Morton Feldmantronix #
  • What year is it? First a new Autechre album, then a new Oval, and now I wake to news of Mille Plateaux Clicks & Cuts 5? #
  • Visited friend in hospital. Not a quiet place. (Was there recently myself, with the flu.) The IV machine sounded like it was from the 1800s. #
  • Jelly Roll Morton Feldman #
  • Only just now realizing that "Fourteen Black Paintings" by Peter Gabriel was about Rothko Chapel. Where's the Morton Feldman mash-up? #
  • If I thought about color the way I think about sound, each month the two new shades on the SF MUNI pass would be my focal point. #
  • Céleste Boursier-Mougenot doesn't play on new Oval LP but he OK'd use of his art on its cover: (& scroll to postscript). #
  • Morning sounds: wind, rain, hard drives. #
  • It's Monday night, so my brain is automatically playing the theme song from Damages, even though the season ended last Monday. #
  • All that signage outside the Popeyes on Divisadero, and not a single shout out to JazzFest. #
  • Morning sounds: heater expanding metal, hard drive spinning, cars passing, dryer rotating. #
  • Sent out first email newsletter in a year last night. As a heavy RSS user, have to remind myself that email still is important. #
  • PHP & WordPress-type folk: Anyone know how to give a pretty face to the otherwise excellent Mailman software? i.e., #
  • The "copyleft sonic activism" mentioned y'day is going well. If you make music from existing sounds, reply or get me at [email protected]. #
  • Got membership invites via mail to museums where I'm a member. How do I direct my financial support so that it improves their databases? #
  • RIP, Alan Rich (b. 1924), music critic best known for long residency in L.A. Here he is, late last year, on Arvo Pärt: #
  • Personally, favorite part of Kick-Ass was the tandem shout-out to Shojo Beat / Scott Pilgrim @radiomaru #
  • Sunday morning sounds: hair dryer, hard drives, dish washer, various netlabel MP3s, typing, birdsong, cars, planes. Yow. #
  • Prop plane circling overhead. I know how a crop feels. #
  • Sounds of Richmond District: Russian anti-Obama protesters on corner: "[Garble garble] 'bailout' [garble garble] 'Hitler' [garble garble]." #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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