i am creating a recursive rabbit warren for us all with the deeptime links, but, from my blog:
It is excruciatingly difficult for me to put into English what I “do” with my time. So, of course, a podcast recorded two years ago and released this week manages to say it all. Dan Derks lovingly assembles each episode of Sound + Process. They are a some kind of techno-bodhisattva; adept at holding cyberspace, carrying the torch of hope, and passing around the love. I look up to them very much.
if you’ve spent any time here in the last two years, the guests of this episode are likely already …
Ryan and Zack are two finest travel companions one could ever hope for. I’m holding back tears just thinking about their kindness, artistry, and tenacity. Everything we do is open source so consider this is a standing invitation for you to join us.
llllllll community has become the sangra I didn’t know I needed, but always yearned for. And please know, or already understand, I do not invoke spiritual terms like “sangra” or “bodhisattva” lightly. Music is my religion. I’m proud to work at a company where Gregg, the CEO, is known to say things like, “Concerts are my church.”
Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic started, I purchased some monome hardware. What kind of hardware does monome make?
sound machines for
the exploration of time
I ascribe to the philosophy that music is actually defined by silence. The passage of time between each note of a melody is where the magic happens. And I think of my work (my art, my music, this very blog) as an extension of this philosophy. One of the reasons I struggle with English as a medium is its inherent “violence against silence.” I’m drawn to punctuation like the venerable
;, the distinguished
—, and her kid-brother
- because (to the sensitive reader) they can actually manipulate time.
+ Process, they call it.
Hearing my two-years-younger self is quite trippy. What a silence. What a melody.
Sound and Process…
I don’t blog on regular cycles. I don’t do “content” with the aim of growth-hacking some algorithm. I don’t measure success by how many followers I have on Mastodon or whatever is in vogue today.
So, under normal circumstances, two years is a “pretty long” time. But under the ravages of the 21st century anxiety-matrix it represents epochs. Kingdoms have risen and fallen. This episode became something of a running joke between us, a mythical whale. Would it ever get released? Is it still relevant? Does it still ring true?
Emphatically, to all questions: yes.