silence is not an acoustical phenomenon
there is silence where depth disappears and expanse emerges:
three-minute sounds, stationary, quiet, pure waves
each sound has eight frequencies, each from a different octave range
on the surface
in discrete continuity:
still waters are said to run deep,
one soud goes, another one comes
and on it goes, step by step, continuously
but in reality it is the imperturbability of their surface
that impresses us.
for marcia hafif:
and a quiet person’s silence hides nothing deep -
american painter of monochrome paintings
it hides nothing at all.