Issue #3


2016: A Year of Words

Taylor Deupree




JANUARY
01: leaf
02: LINE DRAWING MOON
03: along the bank
04: resin
05: airports
06: on fallen ground
07: sustain
08: baby sky
09: SLOWN
10: grain
11: and the music echoed around the world
12: birds like spring
13: NOTHING..
14: looking north
15: westering sun
16: FADED MUSIC
17: another outside
18: memory, vapor
19: DUSK
20: ping
21: rusted oak
22: i lose who i am
23: snow loops
24: sky blue form
25: contrast/melt
26: TAPE
27: H I S S
28: southward, over the snow
29: small neighborhoods
30: cold sand
31: the glowing sea



FEBRUARY
01: lowering sky
02: melt.
03: blurred trees
04: discrete
05: snow gradient
06: snow throwing
07: rivers, cities
08: world noise
09: FLUTTER
10: c a s s s e t t e
11: drift
12: mixed
13: sine select
14: negative
15: islands
16: somi
17: drawing
18: just like islands
19: thirteen
20: where has it all gone?
21: DRIP
22: soft birds
23: minist
24: young
25: VOID
26: RND
27: texture spread cloud
28: fallen tree
29: fractured beautiful



MARCH
01: found objects
02: noise or light?
03: 303
04: soak
05: –
06: summer wind
07: blur
08: peep
09: night sounds
10: tap
11: –
12: uncovered spring
13: bark
14: –
15: emergency
16: –
17: no spring
18: negatives
19: FLOTATIONS
20: early aquamarine
21: cloud and spider
22: SALT
23: revision
24: low MOON
25: see-through
26: DEW
27: 
28: –
29: almost
30: cypres
31: –



APRIL
01: clear fog
02: –
03: –
04: –
05: –
06: why do we have eyes?
07: please rain
08: learn
09: geometry
10: chronology and light
11: like feedback
12: shadow calling
13: autumn reverb spring
14: threshold
15: –
16: goodbyes
17: sky field
18: hiccups
19: print
20: tune
21: “except the sea”
22: one p.m.
23: the ephemerality of chalk
24: sprout
25: drawn circles
26: RIDE
27: density, diffusion
28: hush
29: the color of rocks
30: just that



MAY
01: another chance to say goodbye
02: no religion
03: once among
04: overgrey
05: bells, sticks
06: frequency of the sky
07: spring grey
08: old shores
09: memory garden
10: emergency sine waves
11: color wheel
12: lilac
13: would you rather live in a world without music, or a world without color?
14: dust letters
15: hummingbird
16: moth/slip
17: coral
18: a new form of light
19: –
20: grass
21: a new alphabet
22: –
23: more blur more blur
24: 12 sky
25: bus
26: memory burn
27: letterform
28: unknowns
29: tough
30: days.
31: FEEDBACK FEEDBACK



JUNE
01: these have been bad days
02: screaming sun
03: –
04: moving stars
05: –
06: mint
07: take it all for granted.
08: random butterflies
09: –
10: –
11: –
12: –
13: strong green
14: nothing will change
15: proportional
16: bellow
17: hummingbird
18: hummingbear
19: –
20: tape operation
21: violent/delicate
22: riverbed
23: air sill
24: taming the randomness of uncontrolled degradation
25: –
26: piano/piano
27: running in dead grasses
28: DUST JAZZ
29: i found a piano at the bottom of the sea
30: join/separate.



JULY
01: tapes taps barely
02: –
03: leaf frame
04: crickets
05: first cicada
06: goodbye language
07: more than time displays
08: bell call
09: borrowed grasses
10: fragment
11: adventure
12: wisp
13: chromatic
14: air like water
15: laboratory.
16: a bright green light
17: –
18: a wooden sun
19: a halo kind of space
20: –
21: fern shadows
22: ray
23: studio B
24: diving
25: sails
26: mourning doves and day moon
27: desaturation
28: fenne
29: –
30: box
31: narrow road



AUGUST
01: forage
02: the pale —— ?
03: denoise cut cut
04: orange wood
05: westward northward
06: nostalgia
07: mosquito din
08: loon haunt
09: no music, all music
10: windbound
11: disturbance
12: boats and tears
13: north/east
14: fragrance
15: field debris
16: my own little hurricane
17: duskt
18: 00706
19: –
20: june
21: eat the moon
22: the small things
23: the lost see
24: somewhere over the labrador sea
25: walking on the sea again
26: greens greens grey
27: ljos
28: ice + ash
29: too blue
30: takk/farewell
31: green of trees



SEPTEMBER
01: drift/acclimate
02: –
03: a hole in the ocean
04: coming up for air
05: brackish
06: seashine
07: the world was still in color
08: waterfront
09: 909
10: spool
11: 7.2
12: –
13: –
14: –
15: –
16: fade high
17: bell bell
18: whirlpool
19: flat space
20: –
21: –
22: felt
23: born
24: –
25: listening to an endless road
26: change
27: raindrop
28: the moss ground
29: celestial
30: a new punk



OCTOBER
01: we are nowhere, we are everything
02: everything monochrome
03: frail
04: puddle
05: time, peak
06: shadow oak
07: granular horizon
08: fold
09: sleep garden
10: where there is discord.
11: sand soot dust
12: corrugated field
13: 24 seconds
14: half motion, half light
15: cloud slicing
16: spire
17: float, flange, fly
18: gorgeous
19: 70
20: –
21: the end of autumn
22: goodbye leaves
23: ?
24: loud music falling downward
25: bluster
26: –
27: –
28: –
29: –
30: coast reeds
31: none of this is simple



NOVEMBER
01: the blind lead
02: for evening sun
03: chorus
04: 10:73
05: visual noise
06: reading water
07: –
08: edges
09: (a page full of scribbles)
10: washed out
11: –
12: drawn black
13: dry twisting
14: fourth
15: color in the absence of light
16: leaf shadows
17: –
18: underbrush
19: –
20: –
21: slide
22: small destroyer
23: snow tones
24: beacon
25: –
26: leaf dusting
27: december
28: grown
29: small mellow
30: plastic forest



DECEMBER
01: –
02: bitter
03: fallen
04: the acoustics of fire
05: star
06: from the pacific clouds
07: –
08: suddenly for a second
09: mooon
10: felt
11: tine and reed
12: grains of wood
13: far cried
14: find a way to dissolve
15: sea and smoke
16: –
17: soft collisions
18: follow from the east
19: air + ice
20: fly
21: quantize nature
22: –
23: spaces, spaces
24: sketchy/fleeting
25: song/glass
26: moss findings
27: a city awakes from no rest
28: dust
29: sea light
30: esmerelda
31: thirtyfourthousand


Over the past few years I’ve engaged myself in daily creative projects to keep my imagination active and my artistic practices challenged. Starting in 2008 when I took a Polaroid picture every day of the year, 2009’s daily field recordings, and onto other studio sound diaries. In 2016 I decided to try something I rarely work with or use in my art: words. The idea, on a daily basis, was to notice interesting words or phrases, or have them pop into my head, or having inspiration for a place manifested in a word. It was definitely challenging for me and I think the outcome was not only interesting but these words and phrases will surely make their way into my song titles, album titles and general creative pool. Above is a list, month by month, day by day, of the words I wrote in 12 small notebooks throughout 2016. I hope you enjoy reading through. Small insights into my days and perhaps inspiration for yours.

Mark