“the overriding intention, central for study of language
critical for music language analogy
no thought only thinking no melody only melodying
no itness, no thingness, only processes of sounds
it’s all a matter of form, becoming public for others
talk talks itself into too many objects
thought’s only a hint awaiting fulfilment, an empty hope
sounds of thinking implicating others
a swarm of harmonies
dense sounds, rich with implication,
like textured chords
“be” is chordal for Heidegger, not for me
“chordal” is chordal for me”

David Sudnow, Talk’s Body (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979), p.59