Saturday, May 05, 2012

Out of the Fog

It is not music in the common sense, yet it is not far removed.

Music most often gains acceptance by popular acclaim, or in some cases through various processes that confer artistic status through institutional recognition or that of the popular media.

These are external scenarios, largely outside the control of the composer.  Things that are within the composer's control are the will to create, to perceive and analyze clearly, to be firm and disciplined in the conception and execution of works, and to act with honesty and integrity.

One may be called to roam far afield, and so it is.