“SPEECH structures the abyss of mental and acoustic
space, shrouding the race, it is a cosmic, invisible architecture
of the human dark. Speak that I may see you.
WRITING turned a spotlight on the high, dim Sierras
of speech; writing was the visualization of acoustic space. It
lit up the dark. These five kings did a king to death.
A goose’s quill put an end to talk, abolished mystery, gave
architecture and towns, brought roads and armies, bureaucracies.
It was the basic metaphor with which the cycle of
CIVILIZATION began, the step from the dark into the
light of the mind. The hand that filled a paper built a city.”—MARSHALL McLUHAN, COUNTERBLAST (via vagabondbohemia)
“Buffy was of the time when you really watched TV. Like, it was appointment television. And, I loved the humor, I loved the combination of this sort of weird cast. I don’t know if I thought about, like, “Oh, female leads,” because I come from Roseanne, so my whole background was really strong, offbeat, interesting female leads. But it was one of those shows that was just that pure pleasure. It was funny, and it was sad — and ridiculous when, as a grown woman, I think about Angel and Buffy breaking up and Angel walking off into the mist after they’ve killed the mayor who turned into a giant thing.”—Amy Sherman-Palladino on being influenced by Buffy (X)
First performed in 1982, this piece uses 9 sine/square wave oscillators broadcast over 3 loudspeakers that are swung in circles by 3 performers. This video was produced in 1987 and is edited to just over 7 minutes, while a live performance of the piece lasts approximately 25 minutes.