Many years ago, one of the reasons I started exploring electronic literature was for the spontaneity of it, being able to create disparate elements and put them together into something coherent.
These days, I’ve started remembering that.
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I was in a creative mood, and I wrote a few lines, then picked up my guitar and plucked some strings, which I recorded using my iPhone.
As I was editing the audio, I recognized the sound of the katydids in the background.
I’d recently finished talking to a friend on the phone about how distinct the sound of the katydids was; I went outside to record the sound, and also took a picture of the trees.
I also made a quick sketch, then combined all of these elements into the short test above.
I’m not sure if I’ll take it any further. I already feel so full though. I love being able to just hop from one medium to the next, letting creativity lead.
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