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Cross



Sections Jordan



Dykstra


Cross



Sections Jordan



Dykstra


Cross



Sections 01:



Sound



Body



(I) 02:



Found



Sound



(Moving



On) 03:



Wind



Too,



To



Sound 04:



Mental



Furniture



(For



TB) 05:



Hip-Hop 06:



Sound



Body



(II) 07:



The



Walker



(For



BA) 08:



Imagine



A



Curved



Line



and



Follow



It



(For



LMY



&



DDD) 09:



Until



Your



Heart



Is



Mad



(For



CP) 10-11:



Cucumber



Water 12:



Color



Fields



 13:



Endless



Valley 14:



Scratch



 15:



Sound



Body



(III) 16:



Thin,



Whispery



Clouds 17:



Rhythm



Wrench 18:



Transition 19:



Layer



Transparent



Layers



 20:



Hooked



Up



&



Going



Steady 21:



Sound



Body



(IV)


This



is



EV001E A



deep,



heartfelt



gratitude



to



Marcel



Zaes



and



Chiyoko



Szlavnics. With



thanks



also



to



Volker



Straebel,



Marc



Sabat,



Peter



Ablinger,



and



Andreas



Levisianos.



 Cross



Sections



is



published



by



Editions



Verde



in



California. editions-verde.com Please



do



not



reproduce



content



without



prior



consent. ©



Jordan



Dykstra,



2015


Cross



Sections Jordan



Dykstra


Sound



Body



(I) For



one



diabetic



animal Sustain



one



sound



until



you



are



hungry.





01


Found



Sound



(Moving



On) For



two



players The



first



player



sustains



a



sound, floating



near



the



ceiling,



we



gaze



upward when,



or



if,



the



second



player



can



“find”



the



sound,



 that



abstract



event the



first



may



change



to



a



new



sound... a



new



or



refreshingly



different



experience Repeat,



and



so



on



and



so



forth... ...until



there



are



no



more



sounds



to



be



found

02


Wind



Too,



To



Sound For



any



number



of



parched



people Go



outside



with



a



handful



of



beverages



in



glass



bottles.



 Find



a



windy



location. As



you



empty



the



bottles,



 hold



them



at



different



angles,



 allowing



the



body



of



the



bottle



 -



and



the



wind,



too



-



 to



sound. Do



this



for



as



long



as



pleasantly



possible.

03


Mental



Furniture



(For



TB) For



one



calm



reader,



an



audience



of



meditators,



and



optional



drone Imagine



yourself



sitting



 in



the



middle



 of



a



cavernous,



crowded



room Acting



as



a



poet,



your



role



is



to



observe to



inspect



each



thing, one...



by...



one... Notice



the



professor,



wearing



a



book



hat... ...the



feather



floating



in



the



breeze the



ice



cream



sundae,



sweating



on



the



park



bench... ...the



wooden



framed



photograph



of



Caracas the



twig



stuck



in



the



locomotive



wheel... ...the



white



hallway



tiles the



handsome



stack



of



white



and



yellow



papers... ...the



charming



smell



of



the



campfire the



cardinal



on



the



fence



post... ...the



complex



color



of



her



hair the



last



toothpick



in



the



bedside



jar... ...the



crunch



of



the



sunflower



seed



shells your



father



in



his



Dickies... ...the



turtle



on



its



back Observing



their



textures, each



thing



slowly



disappears,



 one...



by...



one... Go



back



to



the



middle Imagine



yourself



sitting



 in



a



cavernous,



hollow,



 ollo yet



hallowed,



room 04


Hip-Hop For



any



number



of



spectators Go



to



a



very



loud



and



scandalously



matched



sporting



event



 and



(try



to)



sit



silently.

05


Sound



Body



(II) For



one



diabetic



animal Sustain



one



sound



until



you



are



fed.

06


The



Walker



(For



BA) For



a



patch



of



grass



and



one



person



capable



of



pathing Find



a



patch



of



grass



and



forge



a



new



path



by



walking



in



a



 circle.





07


Imagine



A



Curved



Line



and



Follow



It



 (For



LMY



&



DDD) For



any



number



of



players



capable



of



glissandi Imagine



playing



catch



with



a



friend: Suppose



the



horizontal



distance



between



you



two



is



time, then



suppose



the



vertical



height



distance,



 in



which



the



ball



travels



up



into



the



air,



 is



pitch. Using



the



two



axes



 (and



your



herculean



strength)



 throw



the



ball



back



and



forth,



 for



a



while...

08


Until



Your



Heart



Is



Mad



(For



CP) For



one



performer



with



a



videocamera



and



a



glass



of



cognac Film



what



you



see



as



you



move



slowly



through



the



rooms



of



 a



large



empty



space Sing,



smoothly



and



continually,



throughout



each



room,



 sipping



cognac When



you



have



keenly



sensed



the



acoustics



of



each



room



 and/or



have



a



nice



buzz,



gradually



quicken



your



tempo Go



a



bit



faster, Sing



louder, And



even



faster



now, Still



louder



and



faster,



uncomfortably



faster! Until



your



heart



is



mad and



your



tongue



is



bitter, itte and



there



will



be



no



more. Destroy



the



camera,



if



you



have



the



strength.

09


Cucumber



Water For



one



gymgoer



with



their



workout



gear

Perform



your



normal



workout



routine



while



you



imagine



going



to



the



groc forget



the



chocolate



this



time



But



then



realize



you’re



too



hungry



now



and



don’ mì



place



down



the



road



a



few



blocks



from



the



gym



and



what



it



will



be



like



 wait,



that



young



waitress



with



the



tight,



striped



shirt



I’m



hungry



Should



I



sto She



probably



rolls



her



eyes



when



I



turn



around



I’m



going



to



need



some



extra



water



Ha

10


ing



to



the



grocery



store



to



buy



what



you



dream



of



cooking



for



dinner



Don’t



 y



now



and



don’t



really



feel



like



cooking



So



you



imagine



driving



to



the



bánh



 t



it



will



be



like



when



you



get



there



If



there



will



be



a



long



line,



probably



a



 ngry



Should



I



stop



ordering



my



sando



without



jalapeños



Don’t



be



a



fucking



pussy e



extra



water



Have



some



water



I



need



some



water



Cucumber



water



I’m



so



thirsty

11


Color



Fields For



two



or



more



musicians



capable



of



sustaining For



each



cycle: one



musician,



center



stage,



 sustains



a



single



idea... floating,



suggesting,



undulating After



a



while: the



surrounding



people



take



turns,



 sometimes



together,



 sometimes



separate, sometimes



letting



the



room



speak



on



its



own, each



adding



their



color



to



the



field... exposing,



swelling,



progressing There



are



ten



2



minute



and



50



second



cycles with



10



seconds



of



silence



between



each



cycle, totaling



30



minutes



in



duration.

12


Endless



Valley For



two



or



more



players,



each



with



at



least



one



air



horn



(with



a



large



 CO2



canister



and



the



same



size



horn),



gloves,



and



ear



plugs On



a



ridge: The



first



player



sounds



an



air



horn, hard



in



the



paint, When



the



intensity



slopes,



 physically



noticed,



unharmed, The



next



player



then



joins



in, endless



valley



of



mountain



peaks, Going



back



and



forth



in



this



manner, swiftly



retracing



the



long



line



of



a



pencil, overlapping, never



completely



dissolved, until



all



of



the



canisters



are



empty... time



to



roll



another



hexagram...

13


Scratch For



any



number



of



players Slide



your



finger the



fractional



differences Purse



your



lips the



movement



of



sound Move



your



arm the



tonal



center Scratch



an



itch,



nearly the



new



pitch,



almost



too



high

14


Sound



Body



(III) For



one



diabetic



animal Sustain



one



sound



until



you



are



full.

15


Thin,



Whispery



Clouds For



any



number



of



musicians Each



performer



generates



three



random



numbers



between



 one



to



six



hundred.



This



is



easily



accomplished



via



 random.org. For



our



purpose,



two



numbers



represent



duration



in



 seconds:



the



lowest



number



is



the



performer’s



entry



point



 and



the



highest



is



their



exit



point. The



third,



the



middle



number,



is



the



performer’s



pitch,



 represented



here



in



Hertz. For



instance,



if



the



numbers



randomly



generated



are:



65,



 498,



and



388,



the



performer



would



start



playing



at



1:05



(65



 seconds



in),



stop



playing



at



8:18



(498



seconds



in),



and



 sound



the



pitch



(between



1:05-8:18)



of



388Hz. If,



because



of



register,



the



middle



number



(pitch)



is



unable



 to



be



voiced,



the



performer



may



find



a



suitable



range



by



 multiplying



or



dividing



the



number



by



2,



or



even



a



few



 times,



if



necessary. The



piece



is



set



for



a



duration



of



ten



minutes



but



can



easily



 last



much



longer,



or



shorter,



by



changing



the



highest



 number



in



the



parameters.

16


Rhythm



Wrench For



two



or



more



percussionists



with



similar



instruments



and



a



predetermined



rhythm Begin,



in



unison,



the



rhythm



very



tight with



focused



rigidity



and



communication,



like



a



dance After



a



while, loosen



it, but



quite



gradually,



 acknowledging



the



iron



tension



and



intransigence The



atoms



of



the



eighth



notes



are



the



same



atoms



when



 they



become



sixty-eighth



notes,



offer



this



fact



coyly When



the



original



rhythm



has



been



shed,



even



ruined, succumb



to



the



hope



that



it



must



reappear Then



after



a



while, pull



out



your



wrench, and



tighten



it



back



up

17


Transition For



any



number



of



players play















































































































































































































 continue



playing







































































































 transition



into



playing



























































































































































































































































































 but



never



get



there...

































someanysomesome-thing new

18


Layer



Transparent



Layers For



two



improvising



musicians,



an



overhead



projector,



several



 transparencies



with



an



equal



number



of



various



colored



markers,



and



an



 audience Without



interruption:



Musician



A



improvises



a



short



piece.



 While



listening,



Musician



B



draws



a



graphic



score



of



the



 improvisation



on



a



transparency



using



Color



#1.



Musician



B



 then



performs



this



projected



graphic



score



but



orients



it



in



a



 different



direction.



While



listening



to



Musician



B,



Musician



A



 draws



a



new



graphic



score



on



a



transparency



using



Color



#2...



 This



continues



until



there



are



a



great



many



graphic



scores



in



 various



colors.



Finally,



with



all



of



the



graphic



scores



layered



 and



projected,



the



audience



members



each



choose



a



color



and



 then



perform



it



themselves,



all



together,



for



the



last



 performance. For



four



or



more



improvising



musicians,



an



overhead



projector,



and



 several



transparencies



with



an



equal



number



of



various



colored



markers Without



interruption:



Musician



A



improvises



a



short



piece.



 While



listening,



Musician



B



draws



a



graphic



score



of



the



 improvisation



on



a



transparency



using



Color



#1.



Then



 Musician



B



performs



Musician



A’s



projected



graphic



score



but



 orients



it



in



a



different



direction.



While



listening,



Musician



C



 draws



a



new



graphic



score



on



a



transparency



using



Color



#2.



 Then



Musician



C



performs



this



projected



graphic



score



but



 orients



it



in



a



different



direction.



While



listening,



Musician



D



 draws



a



new



graphic



score



on



a



transparency



using



Color



#3...



 This



continues



until



each



performer



has



performed,



as



well



as



 drawn,



at



least



one



graphic



score.



(Since



Musician



A



begins



 with



a



short



improvisation,



they



will



draw



the



last



graphic



 score).



Finally,



with



all



of



the



graphic



scores



layered



and



 projected,



each



ensemble



member



chooses



a



different



color



for



 their



part,



for



the



last



performance. 19


Hooked



Up



&



Going



Steady For



a



chorus



of



readers Each



reader



needs



to



generate, per



chorus



member, one



random



number1



from



one



to



six



hundred. Each



reader



then



secretly



arranges



the



numbers in



ascending



order.2 When



everyone



has



their



list: begin



together silently



and



steadily counting



as



time



passes3 unwavering whispering4 your



secret



numbers



aloud when



they



arrive. __________

www.random.org



is



a



suitable



resource



for



this make



special



note



of



duplicates,



if



they



appear 3 relax 4 duplicates



should



be



accented,



yelled



even 1 2

20


Sound



Body



(IV) For



one



diabetic



animal Perform



Sound



Body



(I-III)



continuously.

21


Cross



Sections Jordan



Dykstra


Cross Sections (English) by Jordan Dykstra  

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