The authors' names lead to a title and biography page which include a link to the first page (or sound) in each writer's presentation. In order to avoid the "framed" look of links within multi-paged visual texts, additional text/links will not always be apparent.

Some of the sound presentations (by Charles Amirkhanian, cris cheek and Joseph Hyde) require the RealAudio G2 player, while the rest will work with any RealAudio player. You will need Flash installed to see miekal and's presentation.

Sound/Text Work

Edited by Alaric Sumner

    "The range of work that I present here is diverse, brought together from my enthusiasms. These writers are not a homogeneous grouping. I have brought them together because their work excites me on many levels and because their work prompts me to think about different approaches to text and its sounding.

    Is the term 'reading' still useful for describing the activity of experiencing the work of the writers and artists in this section of Riding the Meridian? Is it a useful term for what they do when they work in sound? Indeed, is it an appropriate word to use for the activity of experiencing digital work at all? What new terminology would better describe that activity? In this section I have not sought to resolve questions, but to generate them - questions around performance and the page/the page and the screen. Between the sounds and the sights, between the theory and the practice, between the lines and the digits, I hope you will find in this section languages, meanings, visions and auditions that will lead you into work about which I am passionate."

    -- Alaric Sumner, from The Sound/Text Editorial

Charles Amirkhanian

miekal and

Michael Basinski

John Cayley, with grafts by Caroline Bergvall

cris cheek

Bob Cobbing

Bob Cobbing and Lawrence Upton

Joseph Hyde

Tony Kemplen

Wendy Kramer

Carlyle Reedy

Lawrence Upton

Note: Lawrence Upton has created a theoretical investigation in which are embedded a number of poems. We have therefore provided links to this work from both the Sound/Text writing section and the Theory

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