Patterned Utterance is a vocal interaction with a scanning probe microscope. The microscope is very sensitive to sound and where the voice creates vibrations white error blanks appear in the reading of a piece of silicon. It is an experiment in sound, where sound and visual image interact. The poem begins with normal verse construction and then in the second part it is reversed creating just a pattern of vocal intonations and nonsense sounds. The lines of text are found phrases from selected books on philosophy.
See also Daniel Tapper's interview in PlusMinus