Skein

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Unseen

On the move overhead in the dark, a skein of geese trace elemental songlines. An arc of ancient language: shared, precise, yet never disclosed

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Untranslatable articulations. Dreamtime tracks. Already distant, almost gone. A fading away towards some idea of silence.

At around, 23.04 – 23.05, Saturday 18th February 2017.

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Quiescent structures of the (in)visible

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Quiescent structures of the (in)visible

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Hi-rise tower blocks at Seaton Place, Falkirk, built 1965 – 1969.

Home of the estate factor of Callendar House, a listed building with stable court, stable blocks, dovecot and implement shed. Now derelict and on the buildings at risk register.

Just to the north of the hi-rise towers lies the route of the Antonine Wall which stretched across the Central Belt of Scotland between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Construction of the wall began in 142 AD, taking around twelve years to complete.

Now playing: Harold Budd – The Oak of the Golden Dreams.

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Lost coordinates

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Time adrift

Land, sea and sky under caul of ice fog

Lost coordinates.

 

Trace of an island? spectral ship?

Ah – foreshore shaman at the prow.

≈≈≈

Now playing: Kevin Drumm – Middle of Nothing (Part 1)

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Settle / / Disperse

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Settle

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Settled /

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/      /

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/ Disperse

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Dispersed

ice blue hue of early morning /     / settled setting of frozen music /     / arrowhead stave aimed at the stars /     / rhythms inked on starless starlight [ crack crack – cacophony crescendo ] winged chorus sounded in flight /     /

settle /     / settled /     / disperse /     / dispersed

still /     / stilled /     / stillness

At Capernaum Pier, Limekilns. Early morning 21st January 2017.

Now playing: David Cross & Robert Fripp – Starless Starlight

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Spectral Dreams of the City Stones

 A dream in masonry and living rock

Robert Louis Stevenson

the habit of dreaming and the ability to dream are primordial

Fernando Pessoa

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adrift

casting a line

to pull down

the stars

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at the threshold

of hearing, sounds

of the city, stored

in the stones

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thought bubble

of the white dove

 

fractured figments

of translation – PA?

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dazzle me

with dreams

of a kinder

kind of blue

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even electrons

get lost

in the forest

    (scratch)    —–>

this way

 

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From a walk through the New Town of Edinburgh on 14th January 2017.

(Edinburgh’s) buildings are dominated by locally quarried sandstone so that the stone-built heritage literally grows out of the bedrock foundations of the city. (McMillan and Hyslop, The City of Edinburgh: Landscape and Stone, 2008).

Now playing: Morton Feldman – Triadic Memories (Steffen Schleiermacher).

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A short history of …

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A short history of breathing

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A short history of writing

(scratch wall)

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A short history of building

stone

brick

mortar (concrete)

iron

glass

plastic

Now playing: Claire M Singer – Solas

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Last Setting of the Light – 2016

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Last setting of the light – 2016

Leaves will return

(Saw a kingfisher today, for only the second time, so 2016 has largely redeemed itself).

Best wishes to all in 2017 and thanks for the support, collaboration, discussion and walking. More to come …

Now playing: Anna Thorvaldsdottir – In the Light of Air, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

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