Thursday, June 14, 2012

Perceptual Fields

Listen, hear, and think.

Consciousness encounters the totality of reality perceived through the mind and the senses.

Each person is unique, perceives differently, focuses in various ways, and measures according to experience that gives regard to diverse phenomena, objects, ideas, and events accordingly.

The same musical work is experienced and understood differently by each listener.  Individual listeners may give attention to the same work in numerous ways according to such variables as setting, mental and emotional disposition, and clarity of consciousness.  Attitudes such as curiosity and intellectual openness will impact the experience, as will cultural and social conditioning and the capacity for independent, critical observation.

Observe, conceive, create.