Maxine is a spirit which inhabits a distant region of our universe where the conventional laws of physics are convoluted such that all sound was always already motion. Through an astromusicological field research project, we conduct an investigation of the spectrovital properties of "Maxineans", our tentative -etic classification for the remarkably sensitive beings who traffic in this region.
Our interactions with one such Maxinean, Bart, are depicted here. Bart has illustrated to us over the past year the remarkable techniques of memory available to Maxineans. In this space, Bart instructs us to interact with our memories. Our memories militate by the same dynamics, directly coupled to the deep listening of the specters of our sounds, as we do in the present. In our daily habitual movements through sound, traces of the past occasionally pounce upon us, even to the point of clouding our clear experience of the present. Bart's point, in critique of our falsely progressive Earthling notions of directional time: don't run from the past. Own it. Dance with it when it trips you.