Such and Suchness

This article originally appeared on: Genres of the Human In his new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, Louis Chude-Sokei samples freely from history, music, literature and science, conjuring new meanings from dead texts, to build an echo chamber where the discourses of race and technology collide. At a time when automation threatens jobs andContinue reading “Such and Suchness”

freed style poetics

When will the Performance End? From Red lipped black books to cyber-spaced face books we still dance the minstrel show paid, underpaid and unpaid slaves With no intergenerational wealth to show While my people being the greater Gods still give away our Powers we Give until we got nothing for to live that is oursContinue reading “freed style poetics”

Stories Of Various Nows

I recently wrote an almost 5000 word short-story for some lucrative competition. Nervous as I was when I sent it, flaws and all, I was a little proud of it. I had meant to suffuse the whole tale with lots of music, lots of carefully placed images or symbols of Southern Afrikan, Nile Valley symbolismContinue reading “Stories Of Various Nows”

because perfection exists

Lyric by Kurt Elling incorporating “Winter Stars” by Sara Teasdale (Flame and Shadow, 1920) Afloat and all at sea / the stars align in threes They’re so fine and free / in blue and in green Like leaves on endless trees Come climb the sky with me / come hear and come to see MelodyContinue reading “because perfection exists”

When Music is Way more Than

Sounding The Ancient Future Thoughts  “Delmark Records ‎– DS-413 (US, 1968) https://www.discogs.com/Richard-Abram… 00:00 A1. Levels And Degrees Of Light 10:35 A2. My Thoughts Are My Future – Now And Forever 20:17 B1. The Bird Song Side A: Recorded at Sound Studio. Side B: Recorded at Ter-Mar. Personnel: Muhal Richard Abrams: piano, clarinet Anthony Braxton: altoContinue reading “When Music is Way more Than”

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