Five Part Dissonance (Remix)

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Five Part Dissonance[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
Eric Sears, Arthur Miller, Avery Hart, Paul Mantell, F. Murray Abraham, Annalee Jefferies, Joe Frank
54 minutes
Preceded by: The Loved One (Remix)
Followed by: Iceland (Part 2) (Remix)

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Five Part Dissonance (Remix) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast in 1996.


  • A panel discussion about esp: learning esp, picking up on thoughts, an esp demonstration, psycho-dynamic juggling.
  • Communication throughout history, smoke signals, heliography, semaphore, alpine horns, speaking tubes.
  • Paul Mantell is traveling in search of death in the abstract, Eric Sears has concerns about shaving.
  • Drum solo.
  • Panicked man begs "don't make me do it" accompanied by a bizarre moaning soundtrack.
  • Panel discussion: falling asleep while falling asleep.
  • A man moans and strains while a woman giggles.
  • Being buried alive.
  • A woman moans.
  • Joe talks about seeing a beautiful woman in an elevator.
  • Paul Mantell ponders life as here and there and this and that, trying to get there, freedom and slavery, looking in the mirror and shaving.
  • Joe describes his favorite TV detective program against a live percussive background before an audience: seeing the actor on a talk show, neighbors are baffled by a nice guy who shoots strangers from his window, Joe is a nice guy except when driving, he seeks out the film star in order to attack him, befriends him, and becomes trapped in a television program [1]
  • Nihilism, immortality in the past, discordant stuff.
  • Eric Sears shoelaces are tied together and he's abducted by aliens from a planet that plays mahjong and feed him opium.
  • The talking drum.
  • Looking for a hotel where one had been as a child.
  • Gravely distorted voice of an elevator operator.


  • Unknown chamber music

Shared material


I think this is identical, at least in words, to Five Part Dissonance. I've inspected transcripts of both.Arthur Peabody (talk) 13:33, 28 August 2023 (PDT)