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

  • SFO -> LGB #
  • Don’t judge me by the titles of my ebooks. Phone loaded with Kadrey’s Kill the Dead and Suarez’s Kill Decision. #
  • Previous tweet should have ended “whir and buzz.” #
  • Joyce Hsu’s tough-lovely mechanical bugs at SFO’s international terminal. Always disappointed they don’t whi #
  • That’s the “Time Passing Remix.” MT @dirtydemos: @disquiet dusted off SAW Vol II; still sounds fresh despite being a bit scratched & crackly #
  • Morning sounds: refrigerator hum, occasional passing car, vague low-level electrical whine. #
  • Downloading the new @arckatron. Free, via the beat artist himself, as a Zip file: #
  • In this week’s @djunto series we’re doing a group read (laptop circle?) of Beck’s Song Reader. Three tracks so far: #
  • Somewhere there’s a very complicated joke about Conlon Nancarrow, an empty piano bench, and Clint Eastwood’s movie scores. #
  • If you’re in Denver, catch Gary Emerich’s video installation “Contact” at Robischon Gallery. Show ends tomorrow, Sept. 1. #
  • RIP, Spanish film music composer Bernardo Bonezzi (b. 1964), who scored movies by Pedro Almodóvar (Verge, Desire) among others. #
  • So excited about SFEMF next week: Basinski, Moebius, Galindo, Leonard, Negativwobblyland, more. I’m going all 6 nights: #
  • Reminder, if you’re in/near Long Beach: I’m moderating a panel at @FingerprintsLB tomorrow (Sept 1) on sound art, part of @SoundWalk 2012. #
  • On heavy rotation for the next year. #
  • I’ll be writing the 33 1/3 (aka @333books) volume about Aphex Twin’s album Selected Ambient Works Vol II. Very excited. #
  • Today’s a great day for several reasons. 1: My kid turns 2 years old; 2: A new @arckatron album is due out this evening (at 8:31pm). And … #
  • May need to start a new Instagram project called “Nothing says quiet like an exclamation point.” #
  • Long unused phone booth. #
  • The non-built (aka “natural”) environment is so foreign to me, I think more of Star Trek than of Edward Abbey when working in the backyard. #
  • 35th weekly @djunto project (info at + interpret sheet-music page from Beck’s Song Reader. #
  • The Curiosity JPL tag on Mars brings to mind the “goldsworthy” landscape art that pervades Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel 2312. #
  • New @arckatron album comes out tomorrow: 8/31 at 8:31pm (#philly time). #
  • Now this is detail. MT @bldgblog Turns out the tire treads of Curiosity rover are leaving behind a track of Morse code #
  • The 35th @djunto will explore: a recently revived form of music distribution, communal participation, and matters of canonical recording. #
  • Celebrate Cage’s 100th by celebrating musicians he celebrated. In Berkeley Sep 8 6pm, catch Satie’s day-long Vexations: #
  • Initial details on the @SoundWalk panel I’m moderating in Long Beach this Saturday: #
  • Seems against the spirit of 4’33” to take pleasure in the antagonism of those who dismiss it angrily, and yet I sometimes do. #
  • Today is the 60th anniversary of John Cage’s 4’33”: (via @stevesilberman) #
  • Hoping for volunteer Chinese + Korean translators for @djunto weekly music projects. Have up to 7 languages regularly. Would ♥ to add those. #
  • Ramen break. #
  • The fog horns are just showing off today. #
  • 7pm Sat., 9/1, in Long Beach I’m moderating a panel (Performed Art: The Fluid Roles of Spectator and Artist in Sound Art) at SoundWalk 2012. #
  • Is there a Cecilia Giménez PhotoShop plugin? #
  • The brief sonified scene of Gary on Alphas reading nature’s signals is my favorite thing on TV in some time. He’s like a mutant John Muir. #
  • Giménez’s Law: The road to meme is paved with good intentions. #
  • That Denver intersection was so lonely and quiet, and yet now 110 listens of an old man’s piano improvisation: #
  • Sensing that we San Franciscans don’t have the vocabulary to discuss heat and instead do so through modulation, melisma, tone, inflection. #
  • Tuesday noon siren at Bush and Kearny in San Francisco has almost operatic effect, thanks to echo, during closing spoken section. #
  • The @gaffta project we proposed on Urban Prototyping wasn’t approved but at least two have sonic underpinnings: #
  • The 36th @djunto (week after this one) will explore Clyfford Still, abstract expressionism, classical music, aesthetic influence. #
  • The 35th @djunto will explore: recently revived form of music distribution, communal participation, matters of canonical recording. #
  • Morning press release that will haunt my day today: “Iggy Pop Limited Edition Bobblehead.” #
  • Belated RIP, Jay Parker (b. 1925), who designed the Sun Records logo (via #
  • I don’t even like the song that much, but man it’s good when the theme to Damages kicks in. (Now starting season 4 on DVD.) #
  • Crate digging, sidewalk edition. #
  • Realized my nearly-two-year-old is singing “Victoria! Victoria!” from the car’s back seat. #
  • Gas leak seems to have been the cause of neighborhood helicopter action. May have been news crews: #richmonddistrict #
  • Whole lot of helicopter action above the fog in the Richmond District right now. #
  • Could swear the Tuesday noon civic siren just rang at 3:45pm Sunday in Potrero Hill. #
  • Tempo instructions on a piano roll. Must obey. #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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