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Alan Sondheim on Sat, 3 Apr 2010 10:28:39 +0200 (CEST)


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From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
Subject: Alan Sondheim, with Johnson-Sondheim synthesizer, saxophone 
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 12:44:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: nettime-l {AT} kein.org


Alan Sondheim, with Johnson-Sondheim synthesizer, saxophone

More from the archives.

http://www.alansondheim.org/tube.mp3

I think this must be around 1973-1975; the background sound (which makes
the pieces as far as I'm concerned) is an analog synthesizer Greg Johnson
and I constructed literally from scratch (no diagrams available, only
transisters and a few op amps) around 1968-69. The sound is from over-
drivern voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), which locked into higher
'harmonics' of the system, due to their inherent instability. The driver
was a very slow subsonic sound-wave. The improvisation deliberately goes
nowhere (a fault of mine) and could have gone on forever.

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From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
Subject: Devonna W., Alan Sondheim, voice, synthesizing, guitar 
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 00:19:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: nettime-l {AT} kein.org



Devonna W., Alan Sondheim, voice, synthesizing, guitar

Good stuff from the archives, actual songs.

Recorded 1985-6, early Damaged Life, Dallas, Texas, cassette tape. Two
songs (I rarely work in song form): Let Me Bleed for You (Like I Always
Do), Herd it on the Grapevine. I had a lot of equipment, home-made and
otherwise. We just recorded. Later I worked with Denise de La Sorta, but
these earlier pieces seem maybe greater to me now. These were good years;
I got to work with Johannes Birringer, and Damaged Life played all over
Dallas, with other gigs in New York and Atlanta. As usual things messed up
when I messed up my relationships; the music didn't make up for that, but
the music remains.

http://www.alansondheim.org/letmebleed.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/grapevine.mp3

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