below: while you listen, view a slideshow containing about 200 photographs
1. the museum of attention
2. the dog is the star
3. I hear an airplane but I see a bird
4. my compassion hit a brick wall
recorded February 2019
in Gainesville, Florida
with four Sony ICD-PX470 stereo digital dictaphones
assembled February 28th, directly mixed into Audacity
sounds of my everyday life
plus 2-string plastic dumpster guitar and Ibanez acoustic guitar
Korg Monotron & Monotron Delay battery-operated portable analog synthesizers
Moog minimoog Model D and Noise Musick iPhone synthesizer
Can't wait to enjoy this. I really like the slide show idea..
Thank you for this slide show, very enlightening. What a wonderfully clean place !
I've only had time for the first half as I've got to get ready for work. But I enjoyed sipping my tea while listening and glaring at the slideshow. You're really in musing poet mode on the first part. I'm sure wise old Stanley knows that talk is cheap! I was diggin' that acoustic guitar jamming to a barking Stanley groove. Really cool assemblage of guitar, Stanley, staticy soundscape pattern, and random chatting. And cool spaced out synth fun!
Jerry, the birds in the photos are White Ibis. I see them in my neighborhood at this time of year and then again in October. I'm about 90 miles from either coast, which is where you'd more likely see pelicans. Thanks for listening closely to the first half. There is a lot of synthesizer sounds in the second half.
Hal, the slide show is beautifully edited and contains so many great pics. Like Jerry mentioned, that squirrel photo is amazing. The pic of the shoes stuck in the mud is so poignant and all the shots of the clouds are breathtaking. It's so nice to see the pics of the various locations in Gainesville which I got to visit when I was there in January. Of course, it is always wonderful to see you and your parents as well as Stanley on his walks. And once again, that pic of (Chantal's) Wendy ketchup packets is really something else not to mention the "gas, grass or ass" sign. That's one of my bff's favorite slogans. I'm listening to the fantastic assemblage now so you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be back with comments on that later!
I am now within Peripatetic Assemblages and I am taking note! As always, Stanley is brilliant! I believe that I could not live without these assemblages! The experience of listening and seeing is really incredible! Great job, Hal
Great sound collages, Hal. Love the slideshow too!
Hal, I don’t use this word lightly but I have to use it now because I can’t think of a better word to describe peripatetic assemblages— a masterpiece! Cloudday not Sunday— pure brilliance!
Leslie, that is a high compliment indeed... coming from you!
Hal, I've got to tell you again-- I've been really enjoying peripatetic assemblages. Every time I see the segment titles and then I hear you say them, I smile such as I heard an airplane but I see a bird. In one of his interviews from the 1980's, John Waters spoke of how it was such a powerful and special moment in a movie when a character says the title of the film as part of one of their lines. That's what happens when I hear you say "I heard an airplane but I see a bird". And then "the dog is the star" is also nice cinema reference to Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man. Keep these classics coming!
Leslie, thank you for continuing to listen closely to peripatetic assemblages! Where I live is right in the path of numerous airplanes coming and going from Gainesville Regional Airport and the local US Army and Air National Guard base, Camp Blanding. And my neighborhood is heavily inhabited by all kinds of birds, some permanent residents, and some just passing through. You were right to note the reference to "Dog Star Man", but also there's a riff on "if there is a dog involved, the star is always the dog!", attributed to Robert Mitchum (thanks to Wolfgang for that quote!).
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