Author Archives: Joan Schuman

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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Earworms + Radio Voices: In Conversation with Gregory Whitehead

The radio artist talks about his whispered libretto of a Guantánamo Bay torture interrogation log, the morphing of the Star-Spangled Banner and the sung interview of Dick Cheney. READ a conversation.

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Earworms + Radio Voices: In Conversation with Gregory Whitehead

The radio artist talks about his whispered libretto of a Guantánamo Bay torture interrogation log, the morphing of the Star-Spangled Banner and the sung interview of Dick Cheney. READ a conversation.

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Over Yonder Horror

A whispered libretto; the dark, inky sea; passage and stasis. Radio artists Gregory Whitehead and Scott Carrier plow the space between empathy and witnessing in new sonic worlds. LISTEN + READ.

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Over Yonder Horror

A whispered libretto; the dark, inky sea; passage and stasis. Radio artists Gregory Whitehead and Scott Carrier plow the space between empathy and witnessing in new sonic worlds. LISTEN + READ.

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“Fear tends to stick around.”

Scott Carrier spends the night on a ferry from Lesbos to Athens with 500 refugees, most of them from Afghanistan, Syria and Iran. It’s midnight in the Aegean Sea. He and his creative partner, Copenhagen-based photojournalist Camilla Madsen, have been

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“Fear tends to stick around.”

Scott Carrier spends the night on a ferry from Lesbos to Athens with 500 refugees, most of them from Afghanistan, Syria and Iran. It’s midnight in the Aegean Sea. He and his creative partner, Copenhagen-based photojournalist Camilla Madsen, have been

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Voices in limbo

There is an ever-slight ‘decay’ on the “p” in Gregory Whitehead’s recurring uttering of the words Full stop. It’s murmured over and over in this vocal braid to acknowledge the end of an interrogation line or voiced interview script. There’s

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Voices in limbo

There is an ever-slight ‘decay’ on the “p” in Gregory Whitehead’s recurring uttering of the words Full stop. It’s murmured over and over in this vocal braid to acknowledge the end of an interrogation line or voiced interview script. There’s

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Dragan Todorovic – “Who will talk of small towns?”

We become a hostage to the people around us. Calvino is talking about tall cities, gilded cities, rich cities. In small towns, your corners have to be cut. Dragan Todorovic in ‘conversation’ with Calvino. LISTEN.

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Dragan Todorovic – “Who will talk of small towns?”

We become a hostage to the people around us. Calvino is talking about tall cities, gilded cities, rich cities. In small towns, your corners have to be cut. Dragan Todorovic in ‘conversation’ with Calvino. LISTEN.

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