♩♬♩♪ • The Patchwork – Alexithymia


“A voice that desires a reply sounds different than an echo that wants attention. If the connection between two people merely creates an echo chamber, each resounding with the other’s need to be seen and heard, the quality of the connection would likely deteriorate over time, since there is no singular presence on either end to engage with or listen to. Perhaps some kind of law of social physics is at work here, the strength of the connection being proportional to the amount of friction and difference that connection can bear. Or it is simply that the kind of communication trafficking back and forth does not merit the focus and care that genuine communication demands, and dies off as quickly as it materializes, which in turn calls out for even more communication to be generated to compensate for the loss. Or maybe this is merely what it means to be contemporary: the inner experience of being relentlessly present for all, but accountable to none, and tethered to nothing except the industrial powers that network everything else.”

This set is inspired by Paul Chan’s essay: “The Unthinkable Community” – Courtesy of e-flux published on 2010.


1. To Paul, From Esther
2. Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1
3. Marin Marais – La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie / Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
4. Georges Cziffra – Franz Liszt’s Valse-Impromtu, S.213 A-flat major
5. Olan Mill – The Square is Porcelain
6. François-René Duchâble – Camille Saint-Saëns’s Allegro App. in C sharp minor, Op.70
7. Village Of Savoonga – Nunca Serenada
8. Jordi Savall – Gavotte (2)
9. Wings Of Desire / Der Himmel über Berlin excerpt
10. Choir Of Downside School, Purley, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys’ Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2: “On The Ground, Sleep Sound”
11. Itzhak Perlman – Massenet (Meditation from Thais)
12. Liars – The Exact Color of Doubt
13. Air – State Of Mind


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