Author Archives: Joan Schuman

Eavesdroppers

Whatever it is or isn’t or once might have been, the ether slants my mind in the direction of a certain rich hunger, a strange intimacy, a potent lack, a longing that never becomes belonging, a craning-towards that is never,

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Eavesdroppers

Whatever it is or isn’t or once might have been, the ether slants my mind in the direction of a certain rich hunger, a strange intimacy, a potent lack, a longing that never becomes belonging, a craning-towards that is never,

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Right-Ear Dominant

Lift the veil upon a kind of curiosity. Cock the right ear. Eight short works offer the sonic body itself: organs and skin, a single knotted torso; the body of proof and lies; the wordy body, disembodied like a radio voice; a murdered body; and romantic suicide fiction. Sound artists consider language and meaning. LISTEN.

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Right-Ear Dominant

Lift the veil upon a kind of curiosity. Cock the right ear. Eight short works offer the sonic body itself: organs and skin, a single knotted torso; the body of proof and lies; the wordy body, disembodied like a radio voice; a murdered body; and romantic suicide fiction. Sound artists consider language and meaning. LISTEN.

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Caroline Bergvall: “There’s a muscularity to the text.”

Interdisciplinary artistry allows for a transmission of voice and body and breath. And to the ears, it spirals into cadence. Breath. Voice. Throb. Pulse. Beat. LISTEN.

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Caroline Bergvall: “There’s a muscularity to the text.”

Interdisciplinary artistry allows for a transmission of voice and body and breath. And to the ears, it spirals into cadence. Breath. Voice. Throb. Pulse. Beat. LISTEN.

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And she was so …

Joan: I get all kinds of suggestions for what else to do with my sound-only work, which is kind of intriguing (like the sound isn’t enough somehow). For example, Plausible Narration, was originally to be accompanied (or rather the sounds

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And she was so …

Joan: I get all kinds of suggestions for what else to do with my sound-only work, which is kind of intriguing (like the sound isn’t enough somehow). For example, Plausible Narration, was originally to be accompanied (or rather the sounds

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And she lived happily ever after.

Joan: Despite not wanting to direct a reader too overtly, is there is an ideal method for reading The LiteraryMix? For example, do you feel there’s a better/worse platform such as smart phone vs. tablet, laptop vs. desktop? Are you

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And she lived happily ever after.

Joan: Despite not wanting to direct a reader too overtly, is there is an ideal method for reading The LiteraryMix? For example, do you feel there’s a better/worse platform such as smart phone vs. tablet, laptop vs. desktop? Are you

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And then she tried …

Joan: So we’re back where we started with the generative engine. Do you know Daniela Cascella’s book, F.M.R.L.: Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound? Seth: I’m very familiar with Cascella’s book and have heard her perform readings of

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And then she tried …

Joan: So we’re back where we started with the generative engine. Do you know Daniela Cascella’s book, F.M.R.L.: Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound? Seth: I’m very familiar with Cascella’s book and have heard her perform readings of

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But one day, she couldn’t seem to …

Joan: What are your thoughts on the text as body (body of work, muscularity of the text, sound-making as a physical experience, breath)? How might these themes connect to Bergvall’s work? Seth: Part of what intrigued me about your making

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But one day, she couldn’t seem to …

Joan: What are your thoughts on the text as body (body of work, muscularity of the text, sound-making as a physical experience, breath)? How might these themes connect to Bergvall’s work? Seth: Part of what intrigued me about your making

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In a very, very far away … there lived a little …

Joan: I’ve just gotten the newest ‘book’ by Anne Carson, appropriately called Float. Actually it’s a collection of 23 chapbooks whose order is unfixed. The back ‘cover’ of this acetate container suggests ‘reading can be free-fall.’ Similarly, in my sound

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In a very, very far away … there lived a little …

Joan: I’ve just gotten the newest ‘book’ by Anne Carson, appropriately called Float. Actually it’s a collection of 23 chapbooks whose order is unfixed. The back ‘cover’ of this acetate container suggests ‘reading can be free-fall.’ Similarly, in my sound

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Once upon a time …

The LiteraryMix isn’t Seth Guy’s first attempt at coalescing sonorous text into an ephemeral engine. In 2010, he launched Observing Silence, a blog he created to archive quoted instances of silence he’s stumbled upon in his fiction reading. OS is

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Once upon a time …

The LiteraryMix isn’t Seth Guy’s first attempt at coalescing sonorous text into an ephemeral engine. In 2010, he launched Observing Silence, a blog he created to archive quoted instances of silence he’s stumbled upon in his fiction reading. OS is

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(A) Generative Engine

Think of a page in a book. Are the words the ink or the paper containing the shape of this ink? And what of its sounds? Seth Guy’s The LiteraryMix, Joan Schuman’s Plausible Narration, and Caroline Bergvall’s Together. MORE

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(A) Generative Engine

Think of a page in a book. Are the words the ink or the paper containing the shape of this ink? And what of its sounds? Seth Guy’s The LiteraryMix, Joan Schuman’s Plausible Narration, and Caroline Bergvall’s Together. MORE

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