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From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, April 17, 2004, 19:26
In a message dated 2004:04:16 12:27:39 PM, writes:

>DIAGRAM: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS > >DIAGRAM is an electronic magazine of text, art, >schematic, and (as of recently) sound. Aside from our >online presence (which receives well over 30,000 hits >a month), we publish a periodic print anthology >(available through Amazon, our website, and fine >bookstores) as well as a chapbook series. > >Throughout its monthly 2004 issues, DIAGRAM will >publish audio art exploring the intersection of text, >language, sound. This is a call for >artists/musicians/writers working in sound to submit >audio pieces for consideration. > >Please take the time to peruse the journal prior to >submission. Submissions may include field recordings, >abstraction, spoken word, electronic or acoustic >music, [insert any other shorthand description of >sound exploration you please], or any combination >thereof, so long as it addresses in some way, our >interests: In oddness. In representations. In naming. >In indicating. In the way that meaning happens within >rule-governed systems. In schematics. In the labeling >and taxonomy of things. In the phenomenal distance >between sound and source. In sound work that engages >in dialog; takes language or poetry or narrative as >its subject, object, or referent, master or servant; >addresses the language at the morpheme, phoneme, >handsign, lips and tongue-level. WE VALUE the insides >of things, vivisection, urgency, risk, elegance, >flamboyance, work that moves us, language that does >something new, or does something old--well. We like >iteration and reiteration. Ruins and ghosts. >Mechanical, moving parts, balloons, and frenzy. > >WE WANT sound pieces that engage the mechanics of >meaning/poetry; the processes / of things, both inner >and outer; of sound-image, confused, manipulated and >otherwise; pieces that demonstrate rather then >explain; point and uncover rather than demolish; how >things become. How they expire. How they move or >churn, or stand. Send us sound analogous to >annotations, schematics, poems, sentence diagrams, >definitions. Translate into/from sound. > >PARAMETERS > >Please adhere to the following instructions when >submitting work for consideration. Also, while our >aesthetic and conceptual interests are broad, >submitted work must seek to engage or address >text/language in some way. > >Submissions must be received by May 31, 2004. Please >limit pieces to >3-4 minutes in length. Audio vignettes and cameos. > >We prefer electronic submissions (mp3) but will accept >data files on >CD-Rs, too (.wav, .aif, or high resolution stereo >mp3s). > >Send zipped high resolution stereo mp3 files to > > >All submissions should be accompanied by a brief >artist's bio and a 'statement of intent' addressing >the sound work. > >CD-R SUBMISSIONS: > >DIAGRAM >Sound Art Submissions >c/o Shannon Fields >497 Sixth Avenue, 2R >Brooklyn, NY 11215 >
---|-----|--------| Hanuman Zhang, musical mad scientist: "I don't wanna take over the world, just the sound spectrum." <A HREF="">=></A> German: _Geräusch_ "noise",_rauschen_ "sound of the wind", _Rausch_ "ecstasy, intoxication". Japanese Romaji: _uchu_ "universe", _uchoten_ "ecstasy," "rapture",_uchujin_ [space] alien! "... simple, chaotic, anarchic & menacing.... This is what people of today have lost & need most - the ability to experience permanent bodily & mental ecstasy, to be a receiving station for messages howling by on the ether from other worlds & nonhuman entities, those peculiar short-wave messages which come in static-free in the secret pleasure center in the brain." - Slava Ranko (Donald L. Philippi) "When you're trying to do something you should feel absolutely alone, like a spark in the blackness of the universe."-Xenakis "May the great constellation of flickering ashes be heard..." - Noel Scott Engel "What strange risk of hearing can bring sound to music - a hearing whose obligation awakens a sensibility so new that it is forever a unique, new-born, anti-death surprise, created now & now & now. .. a hearing whose moment in time is always daybreak." - Lucia Dlugoszewski "For 25 centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to understand that the world is not for the beholding. It is for the hearing. It is not legible, but audible... Music is a herald, for change is inscribed in noise faster than it transforms society ... Listening to music is listening to all noise, realizing that its appropriation & control is a reflection of power, that is essentially political." - Jacques Attali, _Noise_ "...Then out to the flaming stars/From then, eventually unshackle time/ & traverse galaxies..." - Lou Harrison "The whole world of musics and instruments lives around us....I am interested in a 'transethnic,' a planetary music."("...Europe is a region [Harrison] called Northwest Asia...")