Samuel Beckett once said that: to restore silence is the role of objects. I don't know that he ever explained this, but maybe something in the mute object quiets us, and quieted we see more carefully. Joseph Beuys said very simply: thought is represented by form. Fleeting memories, the stirrings of the unconscious, these are so difficult to pinpoint though they leave residue as thought, and if one is marking a surface, as inchoate sign. If one is making a sound, perhaps this residue is music. Please enjoy my attempts at both. Christian Carlson.