Sunday, March 18, 2018

Week 11 3/18/18

What appears to be "random" occurs as part of a larger pattern.

Close the eyes, erase subjectivity, and focus the concentration on sound only.  As the fullness of sounds reveals itself, imagine the combinations in compositional form, continuing to expand.

The Celestial Way (Excerpt)  by Black Mountain School

Night Traffic in Open Secrets (Excerpt)  by Black Mountain School

Ancestral Shadows  by Ghost Radio Orchestra

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week 10 3/11/18

Aesthetic vision transcends identity, or fails both.

Art has been subjected to the wretched perspectives of identity politics for a century, and this must be brought to an end, by vigorous application of moral reason and courageous individual expression.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Week 9 3/4/18

Do not falsify experience with "narratives".

Instead, offer rational observations as objectively as possible. This is cultural awareness that is communicated clearly, not obscured by guile and pretense, and lends authenticity to art.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Week 8 2/25/10

Transpose the visual into sound.

Consequently, perceive atmospheric qualities, sense tone, depth, illusions of distances, apparent patterns.  Yet this is something that is not the same as "music", nor is it meant to be so.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Week 7 2/18/18

Consider life's richness, subtlety, and mystery.

One artist's business is to bring these understandings within reach, while another abandons them for social, cultural, and political agendas.  Discern the reality.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week 6 2/11/18

Sound intellect is not conferred by academic degrees, but developed by painstaking application of moral reason.

The historic cycle dominated by the collectivist mentality of the past century is coming to a close with the worst of its elements collapsing in full view of the astute cultural observer.  Following this state of affairs, the self-reliant will prosper, and mere propaganda will be transcended by the force of individual expression that will appear in entirely unexpected, visionary ways.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Week 5 2/4/18

The artist is perceiver; the work of the artist is expression.

In a universal sense, the business of the arts is to communicate and enlighten.