libertatia laboratories — synthetic soundscapes

A quick experiment in generating sounds for sleeping, using Wotja, Cubase and a few basic fx patches.

hors du troupeau — relays & reconstructions
(November 12) — Two inches in the rain gauge this morning — and this was the view (more or less) as I completed the outline for the project yesterday, in the uncertain shelter of a big Western Red Cedar, looking over a rising Kelly Creek. The rain was nearly over by the time I finished and left,

Along a Narrow Way — An E. Armand Calendar for 2022
I wanted—as a first step toward getting a more comprehensive selection of Armand's writings into print—to draw together a selection of short, direct articles and poems that presented the tone of his egoist anarchist individualism, along with some of the key pr

E. Armand — misc. translations
To restrain the passions! To narrow the horizon of the enjoyment of living? Christianity has attempted it and failed. Socialism will try to reduce humanity to a similar denominator of necessities and it will fail. Fourier saw clearly when he coined this masterful expression: “the use of passions.”

Why I Am an Anarchist (Four Statements, 1885-1951)
I am an anarchist because I think with despair of all the poor kids who, every year, enter the great stupefying machine, who will never know the intoxication of a free and fraternal life, who will
#1885 #1895 #1897 #1951

A New Glossary
This new page will, for the time being, merge material from "A Contr'un Glossary" with new summaries prepared for use in "Constructing Anarchisms."


— Anarchism (Schematic)

A Schematic Anarchism
Anarchism = (((an + arche)ist)ism)
* * *
We might expect any consistent, well-developed body of anarchist theory to account for at least the following concepts:
The prin

Glossary: A Schematic Anarchism
“Becoming an anarchist” involves a constantly renewed commitment to two ongoing practices: embracing anarchy and constructing anarchisms.

Hors du Troupeau, “The Last Cloud”
After a silence of nearly twenty years, it's a pleasure to relaunch Libertatia Laboratories. The new project, hors du troupeau, undoubtedly scores low on the quirkiness scale, next to old friend like Guinea-Pig Fleet and Elephant after Elephant.

Rambles in the Fields — 2022 Calendar
I've published the first of what will probably be three calendars for 2022, available through the print-on-demand site Lulu. The images in "Rambles in the Fields" may be familiar, since several of them served as feature images during the first run of "Rambles in the Fields of Anarchist Individua

Le Semeur (1923-1936)
Selected bibliography:

Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers, “Critique des mœurs : L’énergie dispersée,” Le Semeur de Normandie, préparatoire no. (Juin 1923): 3.
Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers, “Pensées Libres,” Le Semeur de Normandie, no. 1 (15 Octobre 1923): 2.
Lacaze-Duthiers, “Pensées Libres,” Le Semeur de Normandie, no. 2 (25 Octobre 1923): 2.
Lacaze-Duthiers, “Pensées Libres

l’en dehors (1925)
Selected bibliography:

E. Armand, “A ceux que aiment « l’en dehors »,” L’En dehors 4 no. 51 (15 Janvier 1925): 1.
Aurora, “Je suis individualiste,” L’En dehors 4 no. 51 (15 Janvier 1925): 1.
Albert Libertad, “La bigerté,” L’En dehors 4 no. 51 (15 Janvier 1925): 1.
E. Armand, “Contre la jalousie,” L’En dehors 4 no. 51 (15 Janvier 1925): 1.
Maurice Imbard, “La pensé
#1925 'en-dehors

Emile Henry — Trial Declaration

Emile Henry: Trial Declaration (Redbubble collection)
"Déclaration d’Émile Henry à son procès" (1894) — [Bibliothèque anarchiste]
"Emile Henry’s Defense" (1894) — [Anarchist Library]

Art is an important, but not always emphasized part of the Libertarian Labyrinth project—and has been since the beginning. In the Galleri

l’en dehors (1931)
“Les après-midis de l’en dehors,” L’en dehors 10 no. 198-199 (15 Janvier 1931): i.
“Trois mots aux amis : André M.,” L’en dehors 10 no. 198-199 (15 Janvier 1931): iv.
E. A., “Trois mots aux amis : Pétrequin,” L’en dehors 10 no. 198-199 (15 Janvier 1931): iv.
E. A., “Trois mots aux amis : Frigoli,” L’en dehors 10 no. 198-199 (15 Janvier 1931): iv.
“l’en dehors à 24 pages,” L’en deho

l’en dehors (1932)
Selected bibliography:

“Les après-midi de l’en dehors,” L’en dehors 11 no. 222-223 (15 Janvier 1932): i.
E. A., “Parmi ce qui se publie : Louis Estève : Le Nudisme, vertige érotico-mystique,” L’en dehors 11 no. 222-223 (15 Janvier 1932): iii.
E. A., “Parmi ce qui se publie : H. E. Meier et I. R. De Pogey-Castries : Histoire de l’amour grec dans l’antiquité,” L’en dehors 11 no. 22

l’en dehors (1933)
Selected bibliography

“Les après-midis de « l’en dehors »,” L’en dehors 12 no. 246-247 (mi-Janvier 1933): i.
E. A., “Parmi ce qui se publie : Georges Duhamel : Tel qu’en lui-même,” L’en dehors 12 no. 246-247 (mi-Janvier 1933): iii.
E. A., “Parmi ce qui se publie : Marc Lanval : Les peaux de bronze,” L’en dehors 12 no. 246-247 (mi-Janvier 1933): iii.
E. A., “Parmi ce qui se publ

Catherine Campoursy, “Joie de vivre / Joy of Living” (1933)
To appreciate life, to taste with joy, even with delight all of the infinitely brief and fleeting moments, the succession of which forms the weft of our existence, to feel a pleasure in starting each new day; this is the only way of being desirable for
#1933 /English

Libertatia Laboratories
Libertatia Laboratories was a short-lived CDR label, featuring my own work and that of various other noise-makers from the fringes of the Bowling Green, OH scene. Whatever their other merits, the recordings are, for me at least, pleasant reminders of the vibrant experimental current of which they were a part.

Georgette Ryner, “Le Combat de l’Amour et de la Mort” (1925)
Le Combat de l’Amour et de la Mort
« Te voilà donc parti, Alain, mon adoré, parti pour toujours, parti dans la mort, toi qui pensais vaincre la mort !... Perdu avec toi-même, ton espoir de lui reprendre les tout-petits, nés de la fusion de nos amours et de nos joies ! »
Au fond d’un

Fresh Summer Threads
My sense is that anarchy is always related to the enormous quantities of collective force emerging from modern social organization. In otherwise archic, governmentalist societies, it manifests as an often destructive force, threatening governments but not sparing the people.
'un -sidedconversations

Constructing Anarchisms: Notes for a Preface
If asked, I generally say that I have been an anarchist for close to thirty years. And because of all the other things that I have been for much longer—a big nerd, basically—that has translated into nearly three decades of sometimes obsessive research into anarchist hist

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