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⇾​∅​⇽ , 24 MAY 2020

by Singer, FPCM, Rébus & Har$

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"In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 10th Avenue by the Highline and the art galleries, we start out our tour of New York City in the time of Covid-19."
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"In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 10th Avenue by the Highline and the art galleries, we start out our tour of New York City in the time of Covid-19."
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"The Globemasters are out. The joggers are out with no masks on. You can see the Empire State Building from here. Beautiful."
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"Now that Theater really is dead, Now that Theater really is dead."
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"Here we are at Madison Square Garden. There was an empty Corona beer bottle back there. Not so many people are out but there are many bags and bags of garbage on the streets. It looks and smells like 1979. No sight of rats. There are reports that the rats have gotten starved out because of the restaurant closings and so few people riding the subway. Here we are at the Empire State Building."
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"We are walking by the Fashion Institute of Technology. We smell French fries. Let’s go west."
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"Average household income within a 0.5 miles radius: $170,087 Households within a 0.5 miles radius: 25,545 Total employees within a 0.5 miles radius: 467,382 Annual 34th Street retail sales: $2 billion Annual office workers and visitors: 4.2 million Annual (Empire State Building) Observatory visitors: 4+ million Herald Square is empty. Macy’s is still there in bankruptcy. All the stores are closed. Very empty streets. The times are a’changin’…"
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"Everybody is hungry for exercise. The subway is closed from 1 am to 5 am. They will be taking reservations to ride the subway. No mask, you can’t come in. They have to keep people safe. It’s society. You have to follow the rules. We are a block from the Chelsea Hotel. Thinking of Jonas Mekas. The New York City subway is still running."
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"Here we are at Madison Square Garden. There was an empty Corona beer bottle back there. Not so many people are out but there are many bags and bags of garbage on the streets. It looks and smells like 1979. No sight of rats. There are reports that the rats have gotten starved out because of the restaurant closings and so few people riding the subway. Here we are at the Empire State Building."
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"The Globemasters are out. The joggers are out with no masks on. You can see the Empire State Building from here. Beautiful."
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"Average household income within a 0.5 miles radius: $170,087 Households within a 0.5 miles radius: 25,545 Total employees within a 0.5 miles radius: 467,382 Annual 34th Street retail sales: $2 billion Annual office workers and visitors: 4.2 million Annual (Empire State Building) Observatory visitors: 4+ million Herald Square is empty. Macy’s is still there in bankruptcy. All the stores are closed. Very empty streets. The times are a’changin’…"
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"Average household income within a 0.5 miles radius: $170,087 Households within a 0.5 miles radius: 25,545 Total employees within a 0.5 miles radius: 467,382 Annual 34th Street retail sales: $2 billion Annual office workers and visitors: 4.2 million Annual (Empire State Building) Observatory visitors: 4+ million Herald Square is empty. Macy’s is still there in bankruptcy. All the stores are closed. Very empty streets. The times are a’changin’…"
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"We are walking by the Fashion Institute of Technology. We smell French fries. Let’s go west."
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"Everybody is hungry for exercise. The subway is closed from 1 am to 5 am. They will be taking reservations to ride the subway. No mask, you can’t come in. They have to keep people safe. It’s society. You have to follow the rules. We are a block from the Chelsea Hotel. Thinking of Jonas Mekas. The New York City subway is still running."
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"The Globemasters are out. The joggers are out with no masks on. You can see the Empire State Building from here. Beautiful."
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"Here we are at Madison Square Garden. There was an empty Corona beer bottle back there. Not so many people are out but there are many bags and bags of garbage on the streets. It looks and smells like 1979. No sight of rats. There are reports that the rats have gotten starved out because of the restaurant closings and so few people riding the subway. Here we are at the Empire State Building."
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"Now that Theater really is dead, Now that Theater really is dead."
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"Now that Theater really is dead, Now that Theater really is dead."
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"We are walking by the Fashion Institute of Technology. We smell French fries. Let’s go west."
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"Here we are at Madison Square Garden. There was an empty Corona beer bottle back there. Not so many people are out but there are many bags and bags of garbage on the streets. It looks and smells like 1979. No sight of rats. There are reports that the rats have gotten starved out because of the restaurant closings and so few people riding the subway. Here we are at the Empire State Building."
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"Here we are at Madison Square Garden. There was an empty Corona beer bottle back there. Not so many people are out but there are many bags and bags of garbage on the streets. It looks and smells like 1979. No sight of rats. There are reports that the rats have gotten starved out because of the restaurant closings and so few people riding the subway. Here we are at the Empire State Building."
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"We are walking north to the Empire State Building."
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"In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 10th Avenue by the Highline and the art galleries, we start out our tour of New York City in the time of Covid-19."
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"We are walking north to the Empire State Building.'
39.
"The Globemasters are out. The joggers are out with no masks on. You can see the Empire State Building from here. Beautiful."
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"Average household income within a 0.5 miles radius: $170,087 Households within a 0.5 miles radius: 25,545 Total employees within a 0.5 miles radius: 467,382 Annual 34th Street retail sales: $2 billion Annual office workers and visitors: 4.2 million Annual (Empire State Building) Observatory visitors: 4+ million Herald Square is empty. Macy’s is still there in bankruptcy. All the stores are closed. Very empty streets. The times are a’changin’…"
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"Everybody is hungry for exercise. The subway is closed from 1 am to 5 am. They will be taking reservations to ride the subway. No mask, you can’t come in. They have to keep people safe. It’s society. You have to follow the rules. We are a block from the Chelsea Hotel. Thinking of Jonas Mekas. The New York City subway is still running."
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"In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 10th Avenue by the Highline and the art galleries, we start out our tour of New York City in the time of Covid-19."
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"We are walking by the Fashion Institute of Technology. We smell French fries. Let’s go west."
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"Average household income within a 0.5 miles radius: $170,087 Households within a 0.5 miles radius: 25,545 Total employees within a 0.5 miles radius: 467,382 Annual 34th Street retail sales: $2 billion Annual office workers and visitors: 4.2 million Annual (Empire State Building) Observatory visitors: 4+ million Herald Square is empty. Macy’s is still there in bankruptcy. All the stores are closed. Very empty streets. The times are a’changin’…"
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"We are walking by the Fashion Institute of Technology. We smell French fries. Let’s go west."
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"Everybody is hungry for exercise. The subway is closed from 1 am to 5 am. They will be taking reservations to ride the subway. No mask, you can’t come in. They have to keep people safe. It’s society. You have to follow the rules. We are a block from the Chelsea Hotel. Thinking of Jonas Mekas. The New York City subway is still running."
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"We are walking north to the Empire State Building."
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"Now that Theater really is dead, Now that Theater really is dead."
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"Everybody is hungry for exercise. The subway is closed from 1 am to 5 am. They will be taking reservations to ride the subway. No mask, you can’t come in. They have to keep people safe. It’s society. You have to follow the rules. We are a block from the Chelsea Hotel. Thinking of Jonas Mekas. The New York City subway is still running."
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"We are walking north to the Empire State Building"
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"Now that Theater really is dead, Now that Theater really is dead."
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"In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 10th Avenue by the Highline and the art galleries, we start out our tour of New York City in the time of Covid-19."
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"The Globemasters are out. The joggers are out with no masks on. You can see the Empire State Building from here. Beautiful."
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about

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"a tour of manhattan in corona times"
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#69 [ccc_4].
Un-public corona con-fine cyber-session on Sunday May 24th, 2020 connecting Leslie Singer in New York City (USA) {dictaphone with the recording of a walk around Manhattan, on May 17th, starting in the Chelsea neighbourhood }, FPCM in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) {voice, whistling, iPad}, E_Rébus in Bures-sur-Yvette (France) {dictaphones, electronics}, Har$ in Montreuil (France) {dictaphones, chimes}, via Discord VoIP.

The cover photograph and sketchy map of the Manhattan walk were made by Leslie.

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"For this final panel in what, in hindsight, has become an unPublic con-fine quadriptych, on Sunday May 24th FPCM in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Har$ in Montreuil, an eastern suburb of Paris (France), and E_Rébus in Bures-sur-Yvette, a little to the south-west of the French capital, over the internet shared the unPublic 'voice room' (u_P_soundz) in the VoIP application Discord with Leslie Singer, in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan, NYC (USA). A week earlier Leslie had taken her digital dictaphone out on a tour of Manhattan, and recorded her walk. In the uP voice-room she played back and re-commented her recording, along to sounds played by FPCM, Rébus and Har$, which included cassette dictaphone recordings of a walk in the streets of Brooklyn, NY, early October 2012.

The cyber-session lasted about 30 minutes and was recorded locally by each of the four participants. A fifth recording was obtained via a 'listening-only' connection.

Metaphorically mirroring the 'packet switching' of VoIP, which cuts up the audio streams into small packets of data that travel the network independently and are reconstituted into their original temporal order only at their ultimate destination, for this documentary album, the five recordings were each split into twelve 'packets' (with approximately the same break points and some minor edits here and there), resulting in a set of 60 separate tracks. That set contains five quite distinct projections (D,F,H,L & R) for each of the 12 'data packets' in which the 30 minutes online audio exchange was cut up. We put all of them in a bag, shook it up, and then picked out the packets, blindly, one by one by one ...

Download the album, and set play back to 'random' each time you listen.

The track order proposed here as a default is but one among more than 8 sexvigintillion possible ones. The precise number is 8 320 987 112 741 390 144 276 341 183 223 364 380 754 172 606 361 245 952 449 277 696 409 600 000 000 000 000.

[[ Exactly one of these will, when played backwards, add up to 42. Yóu might be the lucky one ;-) ! ]]"

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released June 14, 2020

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