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59479 the limits of reason.

The author Stanisław Lem is reported to have thought the various film adaptations of his book were off the mark; their failings for him amounted to turning a philosophical problem into a story focused on the erotic problems of the protagonist. In Lem’s mind, Solaris is about nothing less than the limits of reason.

This is a track from the upcoming album „a thinking ocean“. ]]> The author Stanisław Lem is reported to have thought the various film adaptations of his book were off the mark; their failings for him amounted to turning a philosophical problem into a story focused on the erotic problems of the protagonist. In Lem’s mind, Solaris is about nothing less than the limits of reason. This is a track from the upcoming album „a thinking ocean“. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59479 http://nula.cc/59479 8:18 sound, experimental, collage, audio art 59460 intercession nula http://nula.cc/

59460 intercession.

Located in a meadow rimmed by a birch forest, at the edge of a placid pond which was once the place where the rivers Nerl and Klyazma joined (they have since changed course) stands the 12th-century Церковь Покрова на Нерли (Church of the Intercession on the Nerl), part of a UNESCO world heritage site. It was also the shooting location for the opening scenes of the film Andrei Rubľov (A. Tarkovsky, 1966).

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Located in a meadow rimmed by a birch forest, at the edge of a placid pond which was once the place where the rivers Nerl and Klyazma joined (they have since changed course) stands the 12th-century Церковь Покрова на Нерли (Church of the Intercession on the Nerl), part of a UNESCO world heritage site. It was also the shooting location for the opening scenes of the film Andrei Rubľov (A. Tarkovsky, 1966). Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59460 http://nula.cc/59460 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59447 verso nula http://nula.cc/

59447 verso.

A richly carved portico, surmounted by a startling owl, frames an entryway leading inward. The tap of your shoes on the hard floor resonates, lending your footsteps a surprising importance. A series of electric bulbs, some burnt out or missing, throws your shadow in evolving patterns, fractured and scintillating, a dark glissando passing along the half-columns that line the walls.

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A richly carved portico, surmounted by a startling owl, frames an entryway leading inward. The tap of your shoes on the hard floor resonates, lending your footsteps a surprising importance. A series of electric bulbs, some burnt out or missing, throws your shadow in evolving patterns, fractured and scintillating, a dark glissando passing along the half-columns that line the walls. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59447 http://nula.cc/59447 13:07 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59407 cicadas nula http://nula.cc/

59407 cicadas.

Cicadas may be all the rage this year due to the 17-year brood emerging in North America. However, this recording of an annual brood of cicadas (ჭრიჭინობელა) in Tbilisi also creates a dense sonic atmosphere from their treetop feeding zone, here recorded on a hot July afternoon in a forest at Lake Lisi (ლისის ტბა).

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Cicadas may be all the rage this year due to the 17-year brood emerging in North America. However, this recording of an annual brood of cicadas (ჭრიჭინობელა) in Tbilisi also creates a dense sonic atmosphere from their treetop feeding zone, here recorded on a hot July afternoon in a forest at Lake Lisi (ლისის ტბა). Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59407 http://nula.cc/59407 9:16 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59360 isle of the dead nula http://nula.cc/

59360 isle of the dead.

A scrap of paper you had earlier pushed deep into your pocket now rests on your fingertips. As you consult the smudged address, you understand that you have arrived. The fillings in your teeth are picking up something — click cli-click ca-clic-click — energies pulsating with the urgency of a message intended only for you.

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A scrap of paper you had earlier pushed deep into your pocket now rests on your fingertips. As you consult the smudged address, you understand that you have arrived. The fillings in your teeth are picking up something — click cli-click ca-clic-click — energies pulsating with the urgency of a message intended only for you. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59360 http://nula.cc/59360 12:14 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59310 stochastic elegies ~ nula http://nula.cc/

59310 stochastic elegies ~.

These tracks evolved in an exploration of SuperCollider and its apparently limitless possibilities, as filtered through my own modest ability to exploit them. Basic motifs where laid down using stochastic processes and granular synthesis in mincing through a variety of field recordings, whose subject matter was seen as arbitrary and thus an unimportant consideration. At a later stage, various tracks consisting of found materials were layered on to hint at some dramatic or emotional impulse, lest the results languor in an arid academic state. I don’t know whether or not that was entirely successful. A wise man once said: a work of art is never finished, it is merely abandoned. Requiescat.

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These tracks evolved in an exploration of SuperCollider and its apparently limitless possibilities, as filtered through my own modest ability to exploit them. Basic motifs where laid down using stochastic processes and granular synthesis in mincing through a variety of field recordings, whose subject matter was seen as arbitrary and thus an unimportant consideration. At a later stage, various tracks consisting of found materials were layered on to hint at some dramatic or emotional impulse, lest the results languor in an arid academic state. I don’t know whether or not that was entirely successful. A wise man once said: a work of art is never finished, it is merely abandoned. Requiescat. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59310 http://nula.cc/59310 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59266 displacement nula http://nula.cc/

59266 displacement.

What world am I on? We have a sun that rises and sets; we have a moon, too. There is an absent glow; something torn down, trampled upon, and then put back up, gashed and sorry-looking. I see a diffracted vision of the present, its tides and indifferent coercions. I feel unreal in this world, as these and other doubts amass and accrue.

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What world am I on? We have a sun that rises and sets; we have a moon, too. There is an absent glow; something torn down, trampled upon, and then put back up, gashed and sorry-looking. I see a diffracted vision of the present, its tides and indifferent coercions. I feel unreal in this world, as these and other doubts amass and accrue. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59266 http://nula.cc/59266 9:11 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59251 aruchavank nula http://nula.cc/

59251 aruchavank.

I have chosen the 7th-century Armenian cathedral of Aruchavank to represent the many churches in Armenia in which I made recordings. An earthquake, centuries ago, has left its sturdy walls standing beneath a gaping oculus where the now-missing tholobate and conical dome should be.

As we enter and look up, we find ourselves as if standing at the bottom of a well, lowly beings, our only consolation to peer upwards into a mysterious blue beyond, a wintry world peopled by a roaring wind and soaring birds. Part of Central Asia PhoNographic Mornings, in the series „Each Morning of the World“.

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I have chosen the 7th-century Armenian cathedral of Aruchavank to represent the many churches in Armenia in which I made recordings. An earthquake, centuries ago, has left its sturdy walls standing beneath a gaping oculus where the now-missing tholobate and conical dome should be. As we enter and look up, we find ourselves as if standing at the bottom of a well, lowly beings, our only consolation to peer upwards into a mysterious blue beyond, a wintry world peopled by a roaring wind and soaring birds. Part of Central Asia PhoNographic Mornings, in the series „Each Morning of the World“. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59251 http://nula.cc/59251 9:40 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59240 early spring nula http://nula.cc/

59240 early spring.

The journey to Kakheti of which these images are the subject, took place six years ago, more or less exactly. In reviewing them, I also recall non-visual sensations; the sound of dripping leaves, moist breezes warm and cold, mysteries slowly revealed and again hidden by curtains of fog, the rushing water of gray rivers, the echoing chambers of the ancient sites, and the feeling of springtime returning to the thawing countryside.

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The journey to Kakheti of which these images are the subject, took place six years ago, more or less exactly. In reviewing them, I also recall non-visual sensations; the sound of dripping leaves, moist breezes warm and cold, mysteries slowly revealed and again hidden by curtains of fog, the rushing water of gray rivers, the echoing chambers of the ancient sites, and the feeling of springtime returning to the thawing countryside. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59240 http://nula.cc/59240 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59235 anomaly nula http://nula.cc/

59235 anomaly.

A long street stretches out before you, foreshortened and dissolving as it thrusts into the sharp glint of a low sun. A scatter of nervous sparrows explodes as you approach; then a passing car parts the air, leaving its traces in the whispering turbulence. A distant clocktower strikes the quarter-hour. And then — [the page is partly burnt; the rest is lost].

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A long street stretches out before you, foreshortened and dissolving as it thrusts into the sharp glint of a low sun. A scatter of nervous sparrows explodes as you approach; then a passing car parts the air, leaving its traces in the whispering turbulence. A distant clocktower strikes the quarter-hour. And then — [the page is partly burnt; the rest is lost]. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59235 http://nula.cc/59235 13:53 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59207 reverie nº5 nula http://nula.cc/

59207 reverie nº5.

 

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  Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59207 http://nula.cc/59207 7:47 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59186 winter walk nula http://nula.cc/

59186 winter walk.

Afternoon, a winter walk. In the still air, flakes of snow cling to their slow descent like wistful bits of ash from a disintegrating civilization, coming to rest upon the undisturbed snowfall of the previous night; the first of the winter. The forest is quiet as a library; few birds sing, and for a long time, footfalls and breath are the only sounds. Hidden somewhere in this glade are the mysterious stone rows of Kounov, possibly dating to an Iron-age culture of the Hallstatt period from c. 800-500 B.C.E.

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Afternoon, a winter walk. In the still air, flakes of snow cling to their slow descent like wistful bits of ash from a disintegrating civilization, coming to rest upon the undisturbed snowfall of the previous night; the first of the winter. The forest is quiet as a library; few birds sing, and for a long time, footfalls and breath are the only sounds. Hidden somewhere in this glade are the mysterious stone rows of Kounov, possibly dating to an Iron-age culture of the Hallstatt period from c. 800-500 B.C.E. Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59186 http://nula.cc/59186 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art