dance #352, ocarina

Monday December 7, 2009

Ocarina

10:00 p.m. Playing the Ocarina. A new app on my iPhone. Haunting melodies emanate from distant points on an earth rotating across a barren night sky. Tunes are thumbed by other players whistling into their iPhones. The program picks up little songlets from across the planet and pulls the listener in. The visualizations make it look and feel as if I am participating in a ritual of lonely souls beaming secrets out to the universe. Calling out, hoping someone will hear. Dreams of global connection? Satellite intimacies? New technosocialities through a participatory sonic medium? Alice is with me while I draw.  It snowed today!

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~ by nmyers on December 12, 2009.

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