Re: (More) Cool sounds from our Hearts ! Thank You

Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from our Hearts ! Thank You
From: sylvi macCormac (
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 22:23:00 EDT

dear Folks / Friends / Fellows

Thank You Michael for your insight and sincerity :-) Yes ... Yes ... th Garden :-) with Birds and Nebuli and DNA ... without these not so silly turf wars. Yes, that is what i would like :-) where we can be free to discuss 'art / non-art
/ music / comunication / bird songs in international conference without fear of judgement and condem-nation by others for our verbal ( skills. what is art ? what is beautiful ? what is ugly ? what is kindness ? Ho Ho /
Good Good / Soooo Very Very Beautiful. CEC does not ask do you have a PhD, have you not won awards ? CEC does not shut you out if you able bodied or have synaesthetic sensibilities. i hope (even if they are a byt cracked) mirrors i hold
up (standing while trying not to do prat falls that make people cry) presents all of us as naked (or with clothes) and finds us not ashamed of being human (ontologically aware) or striving to be in a world which tests and touches us to
our core.

i am sad for th plane going down today in Pearson Airport in a Thunder Storm and glad few are wounded. Sad we automatically wonder if it was an attack and still wonder why th Earth's weather systems are so out of kilter. Could it be us ?
i am sad that th people in London are so afraid now that a bus simply backfiring today could cause terror. i am happy that there have been beautiful animals found in th Canadian Arctic (are they computer generated) and sad that another
reason they maybe looking is for resources that may fuel more turf wars like Hans Island and Juan de Fuca Straights and Iraq and Ireland. i am glad that all th good people at can keep us informed and have joined us in
CEC-conference and/or dis cussion and enjoy dis cuss throwing about EA etc etc etc inter-nationally ... i am glad th good scientists built th computers that we may communicate via th internet and make music / mp3s apologies for
being a byt of an idiot / savant in Blessed Company :-) ps here's a toast to Schafer et al for bring th Acoustic Community & Soundscape to our hearts minds spirits souls via our ears / eyes ...

" O and the sea the sea crimson sometimes like fire and the glorious sunsets and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens yes and all the queer little streets and the pink and blue and yellow houses and the rosegardens and the jessamine and
geraniums and cactuses and Gibraltar as a girl (or a boy) where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair ... would I yes to say yes my mountain flower ... yes I said yes I will Yes." - James Joyce, Ulysses

best regards, sylvi macCormac
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / na / da / bc
siwash rock & soundscape composition
dis abled in vaude-ville / nash-ville soundcheck

i am sharing th following Text Portrait because i have been doing Audio Portraits (EA / Soundscapes) and am now also enjoying writing 'simple' Portraits for a small newsletter -

SHAMSI'S STORY by Shamsi Kabiru & sylvi macCormac

Sannu / Hello (in Hausa, one of 200 languages spoken in Nigeria)

For the August edition of the newslettler i interviewed Shamsi Kabiru & he wrote the following story of his life to date. i met Shamsi and his mother Samira Julnes & his younger brothers, named after the angels, Mikail & Gabriel. Samira
means Beautiful, of Nature, and Shamsi means Sun. Shamsi is 12 years of age and attends Lord Roberts Elementary School. He likes any games with balls but especially Soccer, which he hopes to play professionally. Shamsi says he enjoys
living in Coal Harbour because it is safe and quiet and has everything he needs, including electrictity.

Shamsi came to Canada from Nigeria, in tropical West Africa. The Niger and Benue Rivers, joining in central Nigeria trisect the country. Nigeria, one-third larger than Texas and the most populous country in Africa, is situated on the Gulf
of Guinea in West Africa. Its neighbors are Benin, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. The lower course of the Niger River flows south through the western part of the country into the Gulf of Guinea. Swamps and mangrove forests border the southern
coast; inland are hardwood forests. In Nigeria there are savanna and rain forest, mangrove swamp and mountains up to 7000 feet. Temperatures range from 72 -94O Farenheit with the rainy season in the north from April-Sept. and in th south
from March-Nov. There are 5 Universities, the oldest being Ibadan. Nigeria is 7 hours ahead of Western Canada. At the end of this article you will find quotes from which is a website among many others you
will find on Google if you wish to know more about Nigeria. Nigeria is the birth place of our young neighbour who is as brilliant as the Sun, Shamsi. In his own words, Shamsi writes :

Shamsi means the Sun. I came from Nigeria to Canada two & a half years ago. I like sports. Soccer is my favorite sport. I like soccer because it is always fun to play. Soccer was also the most popular sport in Nigeria. When I came to
Canada my Dad put me in a soccer club. The name of the soccer club that I go to is called Point Grey U13. I was good at soccer but my only problem was I did not know the rules, except not to carry the ball in your hands if you're not the
goalie and not to trip other players. Apart from that I knew nothing else! I now know most of the rules of the game. I moved to Coal Harbour 2 years ago. It is safe & quiet. I have friends that go to the same school. There is a park in
the building. There are taps so that people can play with water guns in the summer and have water balloon fights. That is why I like it in Coal Harbour.

Na gode / Thank You
Na tafi / I'm Going
Sai an jima / Good Bye

It is from a small seed that the giant Iroko tree has its beginning.
An old banana leaf was once young and green.
It is little by little that a bird builds its nest
Our examples are like seeds on a windy day, they spread far and wide
When a palm-branch reaches its height, it gives way for a fresh one to grow.


Michael Gogins wrote:

> Human nature, seen directly, can be a far from pretty sight --- a carnivore of planet-spoiling power, a creature making factories to kill its own kind, a stockpiler of nuclear ICBMs. How surprising are a few ad hominem arguments?
> What is perhaps even more surprising is that some ascend to humility and gentility and can be trusted with guns.
> I do think it's clear that good manners aren't natural and require, in most cases though (surprisingly) not in all, assiduous cultivation.
> On the whole, this list has been a garden of such cultivation. May it return to that blessed (I mean that literally) state. May those who offend perhaps take a peek in the mirror and decide if they really want to express themselves so.
> Best,
> Mike Gogins
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shane Turner <>
> Sent: Jul 31, 2005 11:06 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
> What I'll never understand is why naysayers can't just be civil when they
> disagree, but have to resort to argumentum ad hominem all the time..
> indirectly accusing what they don't like by calling it "lies", dupes, fraud,
> cheat, and so forth.. some of the terms I have heard recently from different
> people, different places, different websites, but similar topics.
> Let people do what they like doing, let people enjoy listening to what they
> enjoy listening to and leave them alone. Seems reasonable to me. I'm just
> an Idealist I guess.
> --shane turner
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sylvi macCormac" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:28 AM
> Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
> > why is it all th nay sayers seem to be more interested in creating fluff
> > wars calling people 'silly' and 'uncool' where as people who like
> > something are able to say something 'is beautiful' even if it is
> > generated / composed ... in labs by scientists .. even tho they know it
> > and are not fools .. beauty is in th eyese of th DNA .. cool MAN ... ;-)
> > ... do you think we are so stupid eh ? or maybe our Aurora is showing
> > ...DNA of SOUND ... blah blah blah ... till it's proven beyond a
> > reason-able doubting ...
> >
> > btw re Mt Royal and scientists building new and improved Condos that was
> > 'paved over' not 'payed over'tho is there a difference ?
> >
> > Georgie Brack wrote:
> >
> >> > Well said Shane. I was just thinking of a similar
> >> > thing myself. In the pages of every Astronomy
> >> > magazine, as well as a plethora of
> >> > web-sites, there are stunning pictures
> >> > of nebulas and other space images.
> >>
> >> This is plain silly. You are trying to compare a bowl
> >> of grapes with a violin. With an image you can see it,
> >> understand it and move on in a fraction of a second.
> >> If you really want you can spend time sitting and
> >> gazing at an image, you can do this, but only a few
> >> images in the history of people are actually worth the
> >> investment of the time. Your nebula pictures are
> >> gimmicks, quick and easy, and they may be beautiful,
> >> but that is beside the point. To understand, or at
> >> least appreciate, the Saturn recordings, you need to
> >> spend the time first, and then sort out the importance
> >> of the different elements you hear.
> >>
> >> Confusing time-based events and a single frozen in
> >> time event is a bit of a problem you might want to get
> >> checked out. Good luck.
> >>
> >> - Georgie
> >>
> >>
> >> ____________________________________________________
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> >>
> >>
> >

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