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From Perchance Music & Digital Media (SM) - The Soundtrack of Now: A Sojourn In Sound (TM) with Christine Bush: an ongoing series of richly produced investigations into a topic at the intersection of literature, philosophy, sound art, and music. The first of each alternating pair of chapters features an essay-driven soundscape. The second spotlights an original work of music and sound composed in response to the essay. The host brings musical intelligence, breadth of knowledge, and a unique voice as a GenX transgender woman.

Public Launch: March 10, 2020.

The Soundtrack Of Now: A Sojourn In Sound (TM) with Christine Bush Christine Bush

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From Perchance Music & Digital Media (SM) - The Soundtrack of Now: A Sojourn In Sound (TM) with Christine Bush: an ongoing series of richly produced investigations into a topic at the intersection of literature, philosophy, sound art, and music. The first of each alternating pair of chapters features an essay-driven soundscape. The second spotlights an original work of music and sound composed in response to the essay. The host brings musical intelligence, breadth of knowledge, and a unique voice as a GenX transgender woman.

Public Launch: March 10, 2020.

    Chapter Seven: Hold The Magic In Your Palm.

    Chapter Seven: Hold The Magic In Your Palm.

    Chapter Seven: Hold The Magic In Your Palm.
    Written, Produced, and Hosted by Christine Bush.
    Patreon Release Date: February 25, 2021
    Public Release Date: March 5, 2021
    CC-BY-SA 4.0
    Hold The Magic In Your Palm
    (English language haiku by Jonatha Chance)
    Glowing pixels call
    Hold the magic in your palm
    And be born again.
    Chapter Seven situates social media within an epistemological frame to better understand what role it plays in the production, dilution, fabrication, and destruction of knowledge. I seek out the interplay of magic, religion, and technology while considering social media as part of a continuous transformation described by Marshall McLuhan. I examine the dynamics of the “attention economy” and consider its interactions with journalism and media policy. I consider the role of social tech in the events of January 6. I muse about two films that are important touchstones for the discourse of social media.
    Show Notes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/45362756
    The Playlist Of Now for Chapter Seven, the musical territory of this chapter, is available on Spotify.
    Featured artwork: "Feedback Machine" by Perchance Music & Digital Media/CC-BY-SA 4.0. Derived from an image licensed for use by Pond5.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Chapter Six: The Ocean, Remixed.

    Chapter Six: The Ocean, Remixed.

    Chapter Six: The Ocean, Remixed. Written, Produced, and Hosted by Christine Bush. Patreon Release Date: October 30, 2020 Public Release Date: November 2, 2020 Update: December 15, 2020 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) Chapter Six includes some initial thoughts about water, a  tribute to guitarist Tom Morello and a farewell to Eddie Van Halen, musings about acoustic ecology as a framework for considering  greenhouse gases as a source of noise pollution in the ocean, new music inspired by The Great Barrier Reef from my work in progress entitled The Disquieting, a closing  excerpt from a poem by Natalie Diaz, a preview of Chapter Seven and updates on ways to listen and support the production of the show. Show Notes | Transcript | Companion Playlist Featured artwork: LIDAR detail of Mississippi River at Whiskey Chute near the border of Lee County, Arkansas and Tunica County, Mississippi southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. Water displays as black. Courtesy of USGS/The National Map/LAZ in Cloud product.


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    • 51 min
    Chapter Five: The Sound Of The Furies.

    Chapter Five: The Sound Of The Furies.

    Chapter Five: The Sound Of The Furies.
    Written, Produced, and Hosted by Christine Bush.
    Patreon Release Date: August 8, 2020
    Public Release Date: August 11, 2020
    (CC-BY-SA 4.0)

    Chapter Five explores the nature of noise and some of the cultural dynamics noise activates. Noise has played an important role in scientific discovery and has application in acoustics, audio engineering, and political psychology. In this chapter, I also consider examples of its use in visual art, cinema, literature, sound art performance, and its relevance to the current discourse about race. We should resist dismissing noise as merely a sonic irritant.

    Show notes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38811035
    Transcript: https://now.perchancemusic.com/Chapters/005-A/SoNow-2020-05-A-Transcript.txt
    Companion Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1rHeIYRgKj5Df2f93LPC4t?si=qDG7wOG3T4iY9TSpCBRLWw


    Featured  artwork: "Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge" (1872-1873)  by James Abbott MacNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Courtesy of Wikimedia  Commons.




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    • 41 min
    Chapter Four: A Pair Of Dice, Lost.

    Chapter Four: A Pair Of Dice, Lost.

    Chapter Four: A Pair Of Dice, Lost.
    Written, Produced, and Hosted by Christine Bush.
    Patreon Release Date: June 5, 2020
    Public Release Date: June 8, 2020
    CC-BY-SA 4.0

    Waves Reveal Upon The Shore
    (English language haiku by Jonatha Chance)

    I find by chance that
    waves reveal upon the shore:
    a pair of dice, lost.


    Chapter Four includes (i) an overview of Quantum Social Theory vis-à-vis quantum mechanics in constellation with aleatoric composition methods and the music of John Cage, (ii) a new addition to my work in progress entitled The Disquieting, (iii) a preview of Chapter Five, and  (iv) appreciation for the growing Patreon community.

    Show Notes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37923508
    Transcript: https://now.perchancemusic.com/Chapters/004-B/SoNow-2020-04-B-Transcript.txt



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    • 38 min
    Chapter Three: "Time Is Out Of Joint."

    Chapter Three: "Time Is Out Of Joint."

    Chapter Three: "Time Is Out Of Joint."
    Written, Produced, and Hosted by Christine Bush.
    Patreon Release Date: April 28, 2020
    Public Release Date: April 30, 2020
    CC-BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
    Chapter Three Show Notes:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/36622001

    Opening Haiku (Jonatha Chance)

    A splash without sound.
    A chord unresolved.
    Time is out of joint.

    T R A N S C R I P T
    Chapter Three includes (i) some comments regarding current events, (ii) an overview of the topic of "timelessness" and a brief history of Time, (iii) examples of the discourse of timelessness in cinema, literature, and music, and  (iv) a summary of findings and preview of Chapter Four.

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    • 39 min
    Chapter Two: The Disquieting Begins.

    Chapter Two: The Disquieting Begins.

    Chapter Two: "The Disquieting Begins."
    Written, Produced, and Hosted by Christine Bush
    Patreon Release Date: March 25, 2020
    Public Release Date: March 28, 2020
    CC-BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
    Chapter Two Show Notes: www.patreon.com/posts/34971059
    Wooden faces watch
    The persistence of memory
    Drip like melting time.
    Chapter  Two includes: (i) updates on the program's launch, (ii) a recap of  Chapter One, (iii) thoughts about the initial development of The Disquieting, and (iv) the first movement entitled "Melting Time."
    ~ Ask your smart speaker to PLAY or TALK to The Soundtrack Of Now. ~
    This program originates from:
    anchor.fm/soundtrackofnow
    Also see:
    now.perchancemusic.com


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