Saturday, September 23, 2023

Welcome to Thee Show


Z would like to Welcome thee to Thee Uncondemning Monk


We are new, this blog is new, and so its under constant construction as we setup to go even fucking furthur. In the not too distant future, we plan to have a fuller network for you to peruses, to appease the flaneur that you are. Since we are, all peeping toms, why not take a good look at this new and emerging project. Much that is apt to change, musical styles shift and fade, reverberate and dissipate as we explore The Third Mind, Magick & Psychology, Complex Dynamic Systems, the 23rd current.

GREETINGS TO ALL, especially to the Infinity Network, and AIN23.
WHEN ALL is said and done, I have more than one face. I don't know which is laughing at which (Bataille, On Nietzsche, Boone Translation, p. 68)
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Back with Electronic Psychic Hygiene

In Morocco, magic is practiced more assiduously than hygiene, though, indeed, ecstatic dancing to music of the brotherhoods may be called a form of psychic hygiene. - Gysin, The Ticket That Exploded

Indeed, those who know of our soundwerk know its less about 'music' as it is about exploration of sound and a being with the intensities and flows, as a type of psychic hygiene. Often we will even label our works as such. Recently we have restarted upon electronic works, as our main system is now online and fully functional. The small netbook we were using to get by just didn't cut it for more intensive works and sound emulations. And so we have restarted: The Devils Still Inside, Daily Psychick Hygienic Soundwerkings. The Newest jams can be found on our soundcloud.


We continue to work with the Keepers of the Fire (KotF) to produce a 2nd LP and perhaps work on a few new additional projects. We are considering doing a sort of promotional work for our most recent involvement, Thee Network. Thee Network is continuation of our work building autonomous networks of allies for individual sovereignty and collective autonomy. Thee next work of Thee Network is aimed at enjoining with others to solve what Burroughs phrase, "the algebra of need", that we might become sovereign individuals and autonomous collectives, dedicated to ourselves and each other through thee network. Together we can create an exit we can share. Thee Network is unmediated Unity. Please join with us, as Al-Barr, at Thee Network: www.TheeNetwork.net and learn more about our togetherness.

Okay, that is all the news thus far... continue to maintain and work for unmediated unity, unmediated by state, unmediated by church... autonomous individual each and every one.



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Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Short & Quick of I.T. - W/here we're at

We are going to get to the quick of it... here is a list of projects we are working on

AIN23 Vol 8. of 23 Seconds o.v. Time (Nov. 1st, 2013 -deadline, see url for more information, it is a ratio zero event, open to all): http://www.ain23.com/23sot.html

We are working with the KotF to come out with both a Children's Album, as well as a 2nd LP (more on that as it develops), hence our work on a children's album has been redirected to this project.




Now, Where is our Clown Nose?
We continue with our daily soundwork project, known as The Devil on the Front Porch & Devils Inside, which is the building block to the album we would like to see come out no later than the end of 2014.

We are also working on a few writings, one for the next Coyotel Tricksters' book, which will be known as the Terrorist Manual, and will also be working with Jason D, to create a Third Mind Text (we do not know, as of yet if Sid will be involved). If all goes well with that 3rd Mind text, and we still have a desire to do so, we might also go further with the text and create an entire book. The ideas are under all that emanates from the Dojo o.v. Thee Yippie Aiki and the concept of Terrorist-Prankster, in the tradition of such figures as Abbie Hoffman, groups like the Diggers, the French Resistance (WII anti-Nazi), Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA), Against the Wall Motherfuckers, and others in these loving veins (yes, this is blowing minds not blowing up people, we are anti that sort of self-sacrifice), as we work to transform the fascist potential of the Eternal Enemy, that this totalitarian neo-Platonic image that the Radical or Extremist Islamic Terrorist affords Control. Our Terrorist-Prankster cuts both ways, mocking the all too serious, non-dancing Islamic radical conservatives as well as the Control systems of the west, governments, corporations, et al., that would use them against our freedom. Remember, only 1% is Free.

We have decided to suspend the release of our older project Broken Music Box, as we are unable to contact the other member, and after much soul-searching have decided its not right to put it out there without his permission. Who knows, in time we might change our mind...

So that is what has been shaking here and there with gang that is Thee UM. Remember to visit our soundcloud to hear our experiments which mostly all aimed at our major release this 2014, which will include, spoken work, concrete music, electric and acoustic guitar, hand-drums, flutes, all sorts of electronic music, keys, and digital manipulations, cut-ups, fusing and slumping, and really all we have been engaged in over the last year, year and a 1/2. We also plan to release poetry and paintings by Thee UM as part of the release... which will also be a cumulation of our various digital photography and drawing/paintings... as we continue to explore sound and light -- from the scream to bleeding a body of material-light. Until them... How are you short-circuiting CTRL?


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sound & Light Work on New Corner Stones

The full title of this post is Sound & Light Work on New Corner Stones: or the pencil, pen, brush, finger, string, and keys... to Alumat We Go. Recently the team has been reading The Process, by Brion Gysin. We have totally amerced ourselves in the worlds that Gysin describes in his thinly veiled history as much as we are able (almost constant sounds of Jajouka ring in the air, as we toke the green dragon we call little horn, in between readings playing our drum until we loose ourselves and awaken inside of trance states). And in and out of these various states of psychical (ultimately material) becoming, we have been discreetly pondering the words of the master, commenting on his own painting. Gysin states because his hand is moving too fast in present time, now, he looks back over what has been done, back to the past, and then forward to what is coming... this intel has lead us to a realization and 'founding technique' for our Lightwork.


Our lightwork has moved beyo
nd or expanded from digital photography and light play to the use of charcoal and graphite, coloured pencils, fabric markers, water colors, acrylic, oil paints, blood, DNA. None of Thee UM are very practised in these artists, in the sense of drawing or painting... as such our biggest project to date has been writing and sigilizing our foot stool at the Interdimensional Corridor, Factoryville (East Waverly), New York (this has been St. Stephen & Simon Magus, II doodling project). Hence it has also come to us to do that which we are practised at, while expanding our abilities, and that is lettering, script, and the like. Taking up the spirit of Brion Gysin, as our master, we have figured out a technique based on his comments on his own painting for creating non-language. Basically, and this is only part of the technique, but I think out what I want to write in normal speaking speed, and write it out with attention towards accuracy but at the speed of speech, making it impossible to keep up with the words what comes out is a English (if we are using English) looking sentences. Another key is the spacing, and the music, as well as repeating phrases and permutations. But we will keep it at that for now, no reason to give away all the details to our 'founding technique' which is leading us on the path of our master.

It was the very same day, while playing acoustic guitar to some drumming we had recently recorded, that we found our 'founding riff' this 'foundational' corner stone is a stone we can leap from into our trance states on our way to our Goddess. We are also happy to report that we will also be adding, three new instruments to the mix, a snake charming wind instrument, a callers drum (with snare like string), and a pan flute... we cannot wait to incorporate these into our works. As you might know, those who have been following Thee Uncondemning Monk soundcloud (see the links to your left on this page) we have been engaged in something called The Devils on the Front Porch Soundwork Project. It started as an off the cuff, one take, blues project, that has moved into trance like sufis inspired music. We have also been digitally augmenting it and getting very interesting and pleasing results, much inspiration. As such we are slowly working to pull all together and we think we have compiled enough riffs that we may leap and laugh our way into trance states, which we hope will bring the listener along into these other worlds.

Thee UM is also working textually, not only on the continued poetry of Aglaeca, St. Stephen, and Simon Magus, II, but we are also working on writing a text for the next Coyotel Satanic Church book, a continuation of the Trickster's Bible, the Trickster's Koran, and this newest up and coming book, The Trickster's Terrorist Manual. We have turned back to the French Revolution and the terrorist that fought the German would be empire... the sort of terrorist to be proud of. But we don't want to give away too much and will be reporting more as we get closer to the release date sometime Winter 2014.

We are also working on combining our light work techniques, the Ghost Technique, will be meeting with our Non-Language or Ghoul Script in a new type of semi-digital ART. As we slowly work in our sexual magic - sigils and beyond... as a devotee to the Goddess who is known as 15, we continue to work towards relying on technology less, while not shunning it, but being realistic of our finite realities, as Apocalyptic Witches, embracing Year Zero of our Satanic Age.

Lastly, we are working on an album we will be releasing via BandCamp. We are hoping to have it released before Summer of 2014. We will see. The album will be the first cumulation of all we have been doing this last year, combining the lightwork, textual and verbal works (speech work, part sound part light work) , soundwork into one ART WORK, a digital record of leaping laughter from corner stone to corner stone, to hell and heaven, and far beyond into alien-spirtualities. We are very excited and are just now getting to the stage where it is all coming together. Praise be! As It Is, So Be It, Do as Thou Wilt, that Is the Whole of The Law, Love Under Will, As We Will, So Mote It Be -- هل إلهة العظمى !

Coyote Rising,
Thee Uncondemning Monk (Simon Magus, II, St. Stephen, & Aglaeca)



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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Drones of another tone: its about rhythm and trance states

Thee Uncondemning Monk (Thee UM) has restarted work on the daily psychick experiments, soundwork, but this time with a focus on the acoustic guitar. St. Stephen of Thee UM has gotten back to playing a mixture of blues and droning rhythms on the acoustic guitar.

St. Stephen
Not but for an occasional acoustic session, St. Stephen has not played acoustic on a regular basis in over 3 years, and its slowly coming back. As such we are already looking ahead to the next part of this trend. It seems to us that the next logical step will be digital addition and augmentation. As  such we have already started playing around with this recordings known as The Devils on the Porch jams.



 The Devils jams will continue to play with both the blues as well as droning rhythms aimed at creating trance inducing states, primarily for St. Stephen.

The jams will also go further by exploring experimental acoustic music beyond what we have hitherto played (or at least recorded and posted). As we move into new ways of using various techniques on the acoustic to create trance states and gnosis, we will also be adding in electronic experiments, as well as sound manipulations of the Devils jams.

Remember, the Devils jams on the front porch are on the front porch and as such they are also field recordings, and that dimension will be focused on was we explore various digital manipulations. Stay tuned and check out the latest daily soundworks via Thee Uncondemning Monk's SoundCloud.




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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thee Uncondemning Monk: an Update & the F#$%ing NSA

Greetings,

It has been quite some time since we have made an update/post, so let's get right to it. Thee Main Computers for Thee Uncondemning Monk project are still down and are not expected to be back up and running until sometime in Oct. 2013*, but we will start uploading new experiments to soundcloud, as we are going to explore new (to us) ways of making music. For example, we have a jam that was inspired/centered around a dripping faucet, where we each played some part of the kitchen area, and recorded it to our small digital recorder, which has very good sound. So new projects are on the way, and in the coming weeks, not months, but week, we will be back on track and creating new experiments.

Okay, so the soundwork is returning, our daily experiments have re-started and new files will be coming your way, but that is not the only reason (ov) why we have been silent. We have been fairly busy, we moved our headquarters again and are still getting settled, but even beyond that, a couple of things have been keeping us occupied. Okay, so in the order that they occur to us.

Let's start with two items, T.O.P.Y. (T.O.P.I.) and 'spygate' the NSA/Snowden affair.

T.O.P.Y. --- as some ov thee know, we are a member of AIN23, which we joined after being dismissed from T.O.P.I. (without even an email) for questioning control, for turning our critical faculties/skills on ourselves, as well as on the intention of Genesis B. P-O (GBP), and the problematic of having a symbol that GBP has attempted to reclaim and press his trade mark powers/rights. Okay, first of all, FUCK THAT and Fuck her... the hypocrisy is too rich, ah, but wasn't that true of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV so on and so forth? Yet, if one has the resources and looks back to the public, ratio 0 materials, such as Occulture magazine, vol 1, no 1, one will find that no one, not even GBP (and s/he is specifically mentioned) control, owns, runs, Thee Temple of Psychick Youth (T.O.P.Y.). Its an idea (a concept, and heterogeneous), its a process, which was, for better or worse, given to thee ethers. Yet it is our understanding that GBP having $ difficulties of sorts, wanting to secure GBP legacy decided to reclaim T.O.P.Y. and the psychick cross, which is ultimately why T.O.P.Y.N.A. became AIN23. Okay. So we have decided, since T.O.P.Y. is for all and none, anti-control, that we can and should restart the project, this time without GBP's involvement in anyway shape or form.

Now we respect GBP and recognize that T.O.P.Y. was in part their brain child and a great contribution to culture. Butter-butt as Jodorowsky has often stated, once in a great while one is blessed with a great idea, but their personality blocks its development, and its not until the person who birthed the idea dies, that the idea/concept is able to bloom. Indeed! And well, we don't have time to wait for GBP to die, nor do we wish him ill will, butter-but, we are restarting T.O.P.Y., for better or worse.

We will have a social media site on the internet, perhaps even a ning like before with the One True TOPI Tribe (there is no true TOPI tribe, just pluralities and a claim to truth). And on that accord we will have the site up and going by Oct 23rd, 2013, at the very very latest.  So there is more to coum on that.

So if you are interested in helping with its development, not only of the website, page (we are not going to use Fb), then please contact us, via email: nonphilosopher(AT)gmail(dot)com or find us on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/TheeUncondemningMonk) or on Diaspora as Simon Magus, II. Okay, so we will be going into more depth about that as we get closer to the revival date.


Okay, thee NSA *** #OpNSA :: #Bypass #OWS and #restorethe4th... and more tags, but especially check this tag/link #opnsa. We have been working with News Station 023, that is https://www.facebook.com/News.Station.023 and you can also find us at our blog site, where we report original news (just a couple articles are up, we are in need of news correspondents, but its going ahead a steady pace). In connection with this is of course the #OpIRS thee IRS story which suggests that Obama's administration is using them as a political weapon on both liberals and conservatives who do not fit with what the government (big-G) wants. So we have been engaged with learning all we can to help not only put an end to the spying, but to help create the conditions for radical change (from the root, from the rhizomatic roots). Between government spending being out of control, the presidents abuse of power increasing, and the spying on all our various communication and internet usage, we see that Americans are finally getting upset, riled up, and perhaps its truly time for the people (that is the rest of us, not the government) to wage a war, and of course we call for the workers of the world to unite, that the Tea Party see beyond the lies and bourgeois revolution for a proletariat revolution, as Georg Lukács lays out in his 1924 text, Lenin A Study on the The Unity of His Thought, not only a great book, but entirely relevant to our current situation (even if we need to advance the thought to the concrete historical realities of our modern, post-modern, never-been-modern 'world'(s)).

Okay, so we have been engage with that project (St. Stephen, Aglaeca, and Simon Magus, II -- Thee Uncondemning Monk and chairs on the Jack Frost Committee). We are for a revolution -- that is putting the means of production and organization into the hands of the so-called 99%. We are also working to bridge the Tea Party (in it various manifestations) and Occupy (in there various manifestations) in their difference (not to erase difference) to unite, as the workers of the world (starting with the workers of the USA) lead the rest of the exploited, the part-that-has-no-part, as Rancière would say.

Obviously we have been quite busy with our activities, and will continue on, as always, until victory is won! We say, Impeach Obama, but we want to go much farther with that, for its high time we go through capitalism into a non-capitalism situation, the communist horizon (and there is a book by that name, which is great, Lukács), which is a non-capitalist situation which we cannot think because we are limited to our capitalist situation, hence we need to set the conditions for a non-capitalist situation from which to think from,. We need to set the conditions for a better world, because we know that a better world is possible, to quote the Seattle protest quoted in an amazing text by Issabella Stengers and company, Capitalist Sorcery. Anyway, before we enter into a rant we are going to stop. Now you know a bit of what we have been up to and that we will be back with our art work, as a hygienic practice, as well as a impolitical, infrapolitical act of Art War. As thee should know, we are for the autonomy of the individual as such as a social being, (a social anarchism, or an anarcho-communist, aka Coumunism...  not too different from what Spinoza has to say in his text, Ethics. We are demanding and working to manifesting the sovereignty of the people! Okay -- bless the couming insurrection  (see the work of the French theorist/collective Tiqqun) -- to a new-way-on!




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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Temporary Shutdown: without a countdown

Well,

Here is the skinny on why you haven't heard any new works going towards our 'satanic' children's album, or any other daily experimental type works. It is because, in part, our main system crashed. And if that was not enough, one of our members is suffering from rhuematism and cannot work at all at the momemt. As for our system, we are not sure what is wrong with it, hoping hardrive or ram, but who knows at this point. We're hoping cheap, starting low. Now we hope to have our system up and going again sometime next month, or the month after. Yeah, funds are tight, and donations are next to nil, so we must save all we can to work on the system. Is there any good news?




Well, the unexpected hardware glitch is giving St. Stephen some well deserved time off to work on getting into 'better' health or should it be health in quoation marks. Never leaving our political side aside we are working with St. Stephen to attempt to understand the social-relational aspect of his rhumatism (RA). We know that he is seeking different therapies as for now he is not willing to take any of the newer (last decade if that long) biologics aviable, such as Enembral and its compeditor whose name slips our mind. Eitherway, all of us here at the Jack Frost Committee are pulling for St. Stephen, and know, given time, we can expect a full remission and return to action with Thee Uncondemning Monk project.

In the meantime, or while the sound system is down, we are exploring other ways of making music that do not revolve around our major rig. We are getting out the tape recorders, digital and analog, and are feeling out what might be interesting to jam to. As always we jam our living enviorment and are working towards some new experiments involving the sounds of the White Lodge. So, stay tuned for that experimental enviormental endevor.

Until then,
The Jack Frost Committee (under  the common account)


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Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucy Fur: The Satanic Childrens Album

We are going to do it! Thanks to the inspiration of a Saz-Q!

Coming oh so soon, under the working title "Children of the Eastern Star", we are going to be hither forth working on putting out our first children's album, and its going to be for children of Satanic parents.

We don't have to tell you that Satanism is very misunderstood. But what got the this ball rolling was e a few words Saz-Q wrote as a comment to St. Simon Magus, II, on Fb. She wrote 'Lucy Fur', and there it begun. A sweet parody, a lully-bye, 'Lucy Fur, Lucy Fur, I love you, yes I do, I love you' -- just like that, there it was. Now going with this notion of cute and catchy kids songs, we are hence forth putting our daily experimental energy into creating not only the 1st Satanic children's album we know of, and there could be some out there, please let us know if so. But also, a really good children's album, no matter what 'spiritual' path you identify with. As a Rev. of Coyote Satan, St. Simon Magus, II as part of Thee Uncondemning Monk (also comprising, St. Stephen and Aglaeca).

वे विल बे पुत्तिंग आउट थिस वर्क ओन आवर सोउन्द्च्लोउद अस पार्ट ऑफ़ थे उन्कोन्देम्निंग मोंक प्रोजेक्ट बुर नोट थे एन्तिरे सोंग्स जस्ट थे वर्किंग इन्स्प्रिअतिओन्स वे विल तोय्विथ थे फाइनल वर्क विल बे गिवें अस अ बन्द्काम्प लप . ফুর্হ্তের্মরে বে প্রাইসে শয়তান লুসি ফার ইস ঔর ক্যাট গদ্দেস বে প্রাইসে টি রেড গদ্দেস অর্গ !

Now going with this notion of cute and catchy kids songs, we are hence forth putting our daily experimental we will be putting out some work on SoundCloud, but only tastes and experiments, the tracks are planned to be polished, but one will be enable to follow with the project as it emerges, that is when we really and finally get going on iy... we are very excited to be doing this. As a former social worker, we know how important it is that people understand your religion, and that people who are known Satanist often get a very bad wrap. Many who are Satanist hide it; practice in private, as such only a few know their secret. Satanism and the worship of Lucifer, not the same thing, these various practices should not be hidden in the dark. Religious tolerance is for all. But we do not want your tolerance, we understand that this is not they way it can be, for us its a war, as such, we will be creating an alternatives for parents, and perhaps now or in the future others will join me in this project. If you are interested in creating a Coyote Satanic Children's Album, again, working title, is "Children of the Easter Star", or maybe "Children of the Serpent" or "Children of the Light" or side A could be "Children of the morning light"  and side b or in this case disc II would be "Children of the evening star". Anyway, we are open to working with others on this project. We sure could use the help.

If interested in collaborating on this project, email us c/o Simon Magus, II of Thee Uncondemning Monk: Children of the Eastern Start (as the subject) to nonphilosopher@gmail.com

As we will, so mote it be accomplished!




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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

An Uncondemning Update: A Report to i.E.




Its been a while since we have actually updated what is going on with Thee Uncondemning Monk project (Thee UM). Well, first off... we are still planning to release an older project called The Broken Music Box and that is slated to be released sometime between now and summer. Also daily experiments continue. Recently we have been drawn to drum, bass, and horn combiniations, but are still working with noise and ambient sounds in our daily soundwerks.


For those unfamiliar, Thee UM engages in what are ideally daily experimental sound exercises. The basic idea is to create music in one take, from scratch, off the cuff, min. looping (looping optional, but must be create then not before), and most done in one take, or at least if there is a 2nd or 3rd take, its done in one shot through, each layer. After which there is sometime some play with filters and effect on each layer or the entire master, which is all encoded on the soundwerks original working title name. We take some of these, the ones we are smitten with, and put them onto soundcloud for people to enjoy, or use to create new works from. This is a hyienic practice, like brushing thee teeth, this is for the washing out all cosmic debris.

Besides that, we where recently on a new work by AIN23, Open Transmission 2012, which is the 2nd Open Transmission work put out by AIN23 or Autonomous Individual Nextwrok 23, which you can learn more about by visiting their website, here: http://www.ain23.com/




We really want to leave it to the page, the Open Transmission Bandcamp, to explain what is going on with the project, the purposes of the transmission, because many of the tracks, as you click on them, you will discover that they, each artist/band, tell a bit about why they did what they did for the compilation. Here is what The Uncondemning Monk had to say about their solo track, "Type Writer and Blue Tomorrows Yesterday" (Thee UM [Fr. 462] as has a Third Mind co-authored type track on the release, that track is with Professor Sonic [Fr. 402], and its entitled "Deep Seeded Tide"):


The soundwerk entitled, “Type Writer & Blue Tomorrows Yesterday,” by Thee Uncondemning Monk (UM), is part of a daily hygienic practice of soundwerk. We call these soundwerks because what Thee UM is interested in is not making music, per se, but rather the manipulation of sound as such. As such we have no commitment to any musical style, genera, form, etc., and are always experimenting with whatever comes our way. It is a hygienic practice, as such, because it at once is a practice aimed at clearing the mind (which is body, which is soul, all are one) of accumulated debris. We see this practice of soundwerking as a daily practice not unlike that of brushing one’s teeth. That is we hope to see soundwerkings done by everybody, which everybody, especially today with our increased access to the tools that make such endeavors possible, in this so-called digital age or our present state of technology via personal computers, are afforded. We are also inspired by David Lynch’s commitment to using digital instead of film, for very similar reasons. There is a great interview with Lynch on this subject included in the extended edition of his latest work, Inland Empires. Indeed, the title of the song is a reference to that film, in which they are making (a remake, of an unfinished) film, entitled, “Blue Tomorrows”. We work layer by layer, one take, off the cuff, each time, and each and every layer. As such, we started this track with a drum layer which, to us, sounded like a type writer, hence the first part of the title of our present soundwerk. We continued on adding layers, each done in one take, off the top of our head (off the cuff), which has a total of four layers; including the 1st drum track we worked from. Each layer changes the work, and as such, as we get into the work itself, it becomes a matter of acting and reacting to the work until we feel its full, complete, finished. We have been doing this long before we found out that David Lynch works in a very similar manner with his films, this process of once you have the idea, for us an initial track, that that work flows in this acting/reacting sort of way, until one calls it, ‘done.’ We hope our little exposé has illuminated you as to what we are striving for with our work. You can find out more about Thee UM, as project, buy visiting our blog site: theeuncondemningmonk.blogspot.com

credits

from Open Circuit Transmission 2012, released 21 December 2012
Thee Uncondemning Monk hails from New York.

So, we leave you with that as that is the last work put out by the project, but more is in store. Beside the release of The Broken Music Box Project, the missing letters (working title), we are also continuing with daily soundwerks and logging field recordings for the next AIN23 23 Seconds ov Time Audio Project, which is ratio zero, that means its open to all!!! Please join us, here: http://www.ain23.com/23sot.html

The Newest Project is number 6, and here is just a bit, before we say ado, about that, AIN23, project:




The 23 Seconds ov Time project was largely inspired by 2 literary concepts.. one is a poetic exercise called "An Exquisite Corpse" where poets write a line that follows line before it in a larger poem that is unseen by the participants until completion. and the 2nd was the Burroughs/Gysin "Cut Up Method" where a piece of literature is taken apart line by line with scissors, and then the lines are re-assembled randomly to form a new work... The 23SOT project tries to address these themes within the context of AUDIO submissions...both of these inspiring notions come from the literary creative world.. With this project we are trying to apply these creative literary strategies to sound art to see what sort of creative surprises await ...the cuts are submitted randomly by participants and placed in a larger file encompassing them all in the order they arrive..the completed assemblage includes each submission, one after the other..as one whole piece...as something new.




Please see the website for complete submission details for project number six: http://www.ain23.com/23sot.html

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Around the Corner: A Broken Music Box

Year and years ago now, there was a project called The Broken Music Box. The project was largely manned by Phil Indrick, and supported by the Uncondemning Monk, as we would work to build various beats and textures. The original project is somewhat lost, and amongst what is lost is a soundtrack to the movie Nosferatu and another for Metropolis. IF we can ever get a hold of Phil and get him to finally launch either of those projects, as they were intended as live soundtracks played to these two films, shown independently of  each other of course, or at least serially. But what we do have to offer is a take of the Broken Music Box Project, called A Broken Music Box: 23 Letters Collection (missing letters), exhibiting the potential of what was and may still be, if lines of transmission can reach out to Phil, lest we start another broken music box machine.

SEMI-Table C-42
SEMI-Table E-32
SEMI-Table Z-93
FULL-lever X-21

Z-Total-manipulator ::  aeffect disorder code 172.37






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