” Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere.”

Frank Hebert/Dune

2020’s chaotic path opened a new awareness of the futility of trying to plan everything. People died, shows were cancelled, jobs were lost, bitterness grew, and relationships frayed. The emotives and energies frothing at the surface could not be seen by those gasping in it.

A summer of insight, a winter of defiance, and a New Year of battling assumptions and hunger have however thrown their buoys.

April 4, 2021 will be the next signal if their lessons were grasped.

A dark density gives way to reverie

     Quotes from the authors who’s writing bolstered “Big Black”

” Listening lies only partially under the control of the listener and provides a greater opportunity for objects of perception to exercise agency.”

Joanna Demers, “Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music” 

” The principle feature of city soundscape is random motion…it is pedesis, Brownian motion, Gausian noise.”

R. Murray Schafer, “The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the tuning of the World”

” The geographic contours of urban life are thus networks between material environments and the intensities of perception, imagination, and fantasy, creating a feverish intensity.”

Brandon LaBelle, “Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everday Life”

” Behind the work of any creative artist there are three principle wishes: the wish to make something, the wish to perceive something, and the wish to communicate these perceptions to others. Those who have no interest in communication don’t become artists either, they become mystics or madmen.

Salome Voegelin, “Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art.”

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