19.8.08

SOUNDS TO FILL GERMAN SPACES

0. ENDELL we have very few pretty things that is tones of pretty things of music pure like a door a door a formal thing meaning nothing as a door is nothing is pure and affects us directly and the tone means nothing at all in nature in pure form in simple things in pretty lines and we have very few things and very few pretty lines but we at least have a few lines surrounded with nothing as music surrounding us is reducing the forms of nature to simple lines that are avoiding the windows and the naked things though windows are little but a few pretty lines windows windows are nothing but ornament and pretty lines and divisions and nakedness and nothing. 


1. BLOCH we we hear only ourselves and tremble and throw off our coats becoming the sound the sound flares out out out and we stand close to it hovering and strange and dark and warm and incorporeal and gradually a flame surrounds me being only by myself strange roots sound small and the sound hovering and strange and dark the sound of a forest nameless shafts of light and surround us and the roots of the sound tremble becominginward moss and roots and we hear only ourselves blind and warm and strange we walk we walk and whatever it is heard the becominginward vibrating air dark and warm and strange and we walk and we begin to tremble because we hear only ourselves and we stand close to the forest dark and warm and nameless a flame surrounds us and we throw we throw off our coats and begin to tremble and the sound of the forest is small and imperceptible and hovering the sound is hovering is not heard and we hear only ourselves. 


2. SPEER the empire that stood to transmit the time and the spirit when he wanted to he wanted to speak and spoke of his buildings or prosperity or men he spoke of rome of the heroic spirit of the anonymous history of empires of future generations of argument and the argument for value for a durable ruin more of stone and not iron stone not iron anonymous iron when he wanted to iron grew anonymous men were anonymous and the value of ruin was the lust of men men that lust for stone and ruin and rome with an empire of stone and not iron he wanted to transmit and to speak of his buildings and of great empires master and god he spoke when he wanted to he spoke like a roman building in fire in harmony with itself and he spoke when he wanted to he spoke with god he spoke when he wanted to he spoke of stone and he spoke of iron and he spoke of lust when he wanted to. 

1 comment:

Dave Carlson said...

I notice the lack of punctuation.

You know, Timothy Dexter, a successful American businessman once wrote a short book called "A Pickle for the Knowing Ones; or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress", which featured no punctuation and had peculiar spelling (Dexter was never educated). At the end, he had several full pages of punctuation marks and told readers to "peper and solt it as thay please".

Timothy amassed an incredible fortune making very questionable business deals. He was known for his ostentatious hats, his 40 wooden statues of great thinkers, and his proclamation "I am the first in the East, the first in the West, and the greatest philosopher in the Western World."

He sold coal to Newcastle (the biggest coal exporter in Europe), but his ships arrived in the middle of a coal workers strike. He sold heating pans to one of the warmest areas in the world, but people bought them for use in the molasses trade. He was a great man.

I hope you're inspired. Here's some info on Lord Dexter:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Dexter_(businessman)

And "A Pickle for The Knowing Ones" in its original form:
http://www.lordtimothydexter.com/the_holl_pickle_1.htm