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   Genesis Letter from 2nd February, 2004 (1)

ALEF

Associations: Polarity - Graphical representation of the letter 'aleph' in the beginning of the piece - Line connecting God and human being - Aleph, Alpha and Latin A are derivates of the same image, a bull with his two horns (you can hear him walking through the piece)...

Play:  HiFi  LoFi  Visual   (2'14")
   Home Letter from 17th February, 2004 (2)

BET

Associations: Bait (Hebrew for home) - Emotional center - Starting point of sounds (concrete sounds, pure oscillators) - Listen to it only at home, in complete silence...

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'48")
   Sinai Letter from 3rd March, 2004 (3)

GIMEL

Associations: Gamal (Hebrew for camel) - Desert trip - Getting the 10 commitments - Heat - Dance around the golden calf - Sediment structures and desert life forms - Desert storm - Loosing conscious...

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (6'40")
   Sesame Open Letter from 15th March, 2005 (14)

DALET

Associations: Delet (Hebrew for door) - the letter Dalet is geometrically reminding an (open?) door - Dalet is fourth letter of alphabet - a door has four sides - Sesame = tropical Asian plant bearing small edible seeds - Code word to get to the treasure - Opening a door to get into a new space - Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the 1001 Nights - "They cut Cassim's body into four quarters, and nailed them up inside the cave, in order to frighten anyone who should venture in, and went away in search of more treasure." (Full story)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (4'44")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by Freed, Jovica, d.garro.
   Echo of Man Letter from 17th December, 2004 (11)

HE

Associations: Hed (Hebrew for echo - He (Letter of God, Ha Shem - The Name, the unspeakable) - God made the man according to his image: His echo, Echo of man - Who does not believe in God will say the opposite: God as an Echo of Man - Substraction of components when echoing (Hed - He - H) - letter may visualize an event (left line) surrounded by a another line symbolizing a kind of echo or reveberation

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (1'45")  Interactive 1  Interactive 2 Palette 1  Palette 2 
   Silicon Vadi Letter from 8th May, 2004 (7)

VAV

Associations: Vadi = river-bed or valley (actually in the desert), va-ed = forever, v = and, connecting words, but, vector, virtuosity, victory, vision, vandalism, vulgar, virus, controversial, veto, vibration, repetition

Further meanings from Hebrew Vav-words (almost every word with Vav comes from other languages): authentication, introduce to, volcanic, safe, sure, certain, govern, control, information, vitalism, child, infant; last letter of Hebrew word for now (ahshav)

Hammering, working; heart-beats

Vav is a phonetic loop (vavavav), the vertical line of the letter symbolizes “now”, the English V looks like a valley

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (4'40")
   Glass Factory Letter from 18th August, 2005 (21)

ZAYIN

Associations: Zchuchit (Hebrew for glass) - Zayin (Hebrew for penis, organ; arms, weapons; v. to arm; ornament; have sex) - Zayin is an icon of its meaning - Factory to output sounds of glass

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (3'00")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by Freed, virotic, NoiseCollector, serkantemiz, Anton.
   Nocturne Letter from 12th November, 2005 (22)

CHET

Associations: Chision Leilah (Hebrew for Nocturne) - Chision = sight, vision; revelation; play, pageant; phenomenon - Chet looks by accident like a latin 'N' - in the night different things may look similar

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'50")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by plagasul, Freed, nicStage.
   Teva Letter from 28th March, 2004 (5)

TET

Associations: Teva (Hebrew for nature) - Trip through a jungle (or a "rain") of wild growing, not yet elaborated sounds - A waterfall, stones - Strange voices - Suddenly night, and again day - Form of the letter Tet represents a repeating circle: The piece can be played in an endless loop... (press "Endless" for the 3x long version)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (3'20")    Endless
   Drop Drop'n Drops Letter from 11th April, 2004 (6)

YUD

Associations: Yehudi (Hebrew for Jew), Yisrael - God's promise to Abraham to become a nation of millions - development from one single drop to the ocean - "Hava nagila" spread in different fashions and languages - information flood of the Internet - water and fire - drops of blood - drops of tears - "turn left, turn right" - joy - media and nature - "Are you Joe?"

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (5'25")
   Talking Violin Letter from 8th May, 2005 (19)

KAF

Associations: Kinor (Hebrew for violin)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'18")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by Freed, Andrew Duke.
   Balloon Song Letter from 10th December, 2005 (25)

KAF SOFIT (FINAL KAF)

Associations: Kadur Poreach (Hebrew for balloon) - Kadur (Hebrew for ball) - Poreach (Hebrew for v. to blossom, bloom; flourish, prosper; to fly; vanish, depart; adj. blooming, flourishing; blossoming, flowering, blooming, abloom, florescent, flowery, bloomy; flying)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'00")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by hyo, Freed.
   Lilit Letter from 15th March, 2004 (4)

LAMED

Associations: Lilmod (Hebrew for learning), creative copy - Lilit (Hebrew for Snowy Owl) - Animal of wisdom...

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (4'30")
   Mys(t)ica Letter from 13th May, 2004 (8)

MEM

Associations: Meara, Mechila (Hebrew for cave)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (4'00")
   Mys(t)icA Letter from 13th May, 2004, final version (8)

MEM SOFIT (FINAL MEM)

Associations: Meara, Mechila (Hebrew for cave), music and mystics, mystical experiences, repetition and symmetry, symmetry and memory, melancholic spirituality, meditation, OMMM...

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (4'04")
   Down by the Riverside Letter from 22th May, 2004 (9)

NUN

Associations: Nahar (Hebrew for river), Vlatava river of Smetana's "My Homeland", HaTikva (the hope) from the same melodic stream (a Moldavian origin melody), "How can I name all these wars the burning cities", "Well, I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield", you can never enter into the same river again

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (9'34")
   Riverside Letter from 22th May, 2004, final version (9)

NUN SOFIT (FINAL NUN)

Associations: Nahar (Hebrew for river)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (6'09")
   Sinai 2 Letter from 15th September, 2005 (18)

SAMECH

Associations: Sinai - Desert - Heat

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'53")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by Freed, NoiseCollector, Jovica.
   Terminal Letter from 9th September, 2004 (10)

AYIN

Associations: Ayin (Hebrew for eye) - Ugan (Hebrew for anchor) = heavy object placed in the water in order to hold boats in place; main broadcaster on a TV or radio program, broadcaster; source of security or stability, refuge; text used as the start or end of a hypertext link (Internet) - Eye as human terminal - Visual reception is focussed but disruptive in time (not summarized reception as with the ear) - visual influenced reception of sound objects in a virtual sound space - sound navigation - using visual oriented technics in sound treatment (zoom, shift, cut, etc.) - eye for intellectual, ear for emotional pole - changing view is interpretation, is creating a variation of something existing

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'27")  Interactive  Palette 
   Voice Tracks Letter from 30th November, 2005 (24)

PE

Associations: Peh (Hebrew for mouth) - Geometrical form of letter reminding a mouth - speech as a basics for melodic expressions

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'58")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by fonogeno, Freed.
   Electric Chicken Letter from 16th October, 2005 (17)

PE SOFIT (FINAL PE)

Associations: Pachdan (Hebrew for chicken as a type of fowl) - chicken = v. act in a cowardly manner, run in fear - rhythmical gaggling of a chicken

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (3'54")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by kotatsu, Andrew Duke, Koen, Freed, patchen, Jovica.
   Electrobirds Letter from 18th April, 2005 (15)

TZADE

Associations: Tzipor (Hebrew for bird)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'29")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by walkerbelm, Freed, Erratic, milo, virotic, fonogeno.
   E-Bird Song Letter from 31st July, 2005 (20)

TZADE SOFIT (FINAL TZADE)

Associations: Tzipor (Hebrew for bird)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (4'05")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by Freed, Andrew Duke.
   Masks Letter from 23rd January, 2005 (13)

QOF

Associations: Qof (Hebrew for monkey) - Karneval ('qof' is often used in Hebrew for expressing the 'k' phonem in words taken from foreign languages, like 'karneval' that is used for 'karneval' in Hebrew) - mask = cover; disguise, camouflage, hide, conceal; protect by covering; wear a mask; n. masque, facial disguise; disguise; total or partial facial covering for protection; excuse - the letter may symbolize a mask that can be held on a stick - sounds are masking other sounds = masking effect - sounds can symbolize things while masking their meaning - mask as kind of (ironically) interpretation of an original - entry masks - masks as templates - fade-in and fade-out masking of sounds - masking a sound while selecting a part from it through a window = mask - simulations of voices as masks of voices - simulation of whistling as a mask of whisteling, whisteling as a mask of singing...

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'42")  Interactive  Palette 
   Alpha Dance Letter from 27th November, 2005 (23)

RESH

Associations: Rikud (Hebrew for dance) - Ra'asch (Hebrew for noise)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'08")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by suonho, Freed.
   Gates Letter from 13th February, 2005 (12)

SHIN

Associations: Sha'ar (Hebrew for gate) = portion of a wall or fence that opens and closes; any barrier which opens and closes; entrance, entryway - Sound gate, passing sounds - three elements of building a gate - Bill Gates - switching on and off - gates as doorways to various areas or pathes - point of access - arrival or departure point for passengers - barrier for fluid - path between poles in slalom - logic circuit: one output channel and one or more input channles emits a signal only when certain input conditions are met - regulating switch: an electronic switch that regulates the flow of current or the passage of a signal in a circuit - passage gates as opposite meaning of terminal, terminating - letter 'shin' looks like a Menorah, placed on Titus' victory gate in Roma - Esh (Alef/Shin, Hebrew for fire) - Lightening the Menorah

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'06")  Interactive  Palette 1  Palette 2 
   Rotary Drums Letter from 25th April, 2005 (16)

TAF

Associations: Tupim (Hebrew for drums) - Tipuf (Hebrew for drumming, drumbeat)

Play:  HiFi  LoFi   (2'39")  Interactive Palette 

Copyright: 
This song includes sounds from the freesound.org community. Sounds by Freed, Andrew Duke, dropthedyle.

Ways to listen You can listen to this cycle in three different ways:

Listen to a sequence of pieces in their given alphabetic order.

Listen to a sequence of pieces in their given chronological order (see 'Letter from...' note).

Look for Hebrew words or short sentences and listen to the resulting sequence of pieces (for non-Hebrew speakers suggestions will be provided after completion of the cycle).
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