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straights and a promised curve


straights and a promised curve at a difficult corner, awaiting new sidewalk.
Cambridge, 17 September 2016

Asked engineer for a curve rather than a couple of crude 35ยบ angles; he agreed, and marked the general idea.

Mention it here because of the curves and straights, especially in upper portion. Was thinking of Don Buchla (1937-2016 *), his sound, the sounds of two masses or elements or lines coming close — one thick maybe, one thin, or different colors — and asymptotically closer never quite aligning; indeed, their closing in on each other causing interference that asserts itself and ultimately subsumes its progenitors, becomes its own sound, until its own undercurrents begin to surface, fret, destabilize, disintegrate. (So much for my technical vocabulary.)

Prompted by Alessandro Cortini and Don Buchla performing Everything Ends Here in 2010, at conclusion of this appreciation.

No surprise, the curve didn't happen, the form wasn't adjusted.

18 September 2016
tags: Don Buchla; curves; fret; inadequate vocabulary; lines; local color; orts; overthinking