Two Poems of Words Intermittently Heard in a Lecture

1.

There is no subjective sonic environment
A location without time
If that has any meaning at all
Has those choices open to her

Is your brain a part of your location?
What we can say is that it is infinite
And in multiple dimensions
Um

We didn’t even start talking about
How people feel

2.

To a manually seen
Not just abstraction
And I started thinking

The action of the government upon its citizens
Outside against etymology
We tend to name places
At least a nation

The words that we use
Up
Without knowing it

Salient involves imaginative
Uses that word by way of
The reading two parts of
After immediately

Geographical orientations
Or not
To me

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The First Week of Geosound

I am taking a class with Michael Pisaro.

Besides being inspired to do the work of the class itself (eg. writing papers/reading) I have been thinking of ways to turn the content of his lectures into some kind of work.

Before that, though, I have these: five short field recordings from five locations. I made these recordings on my iPhone while performing David Dunn’s Purposeful Listening in Complex States of Time. It is interesting to listen to these recordings after the fact and hear things I never heard initially.

I know it sounds like nothing at first, but of course it is really everything. If you listen carefully, I promise there is something interesting in each one.