Saturday, December 01, 2012

Space, Sound, and Possibility

Multiple sound events, separately and simultaneously, take place within all fields of listening perspective.

Within every perspective are diverse levels of receptivity and perceptual acuity related to hearing and listening.  Music designed in such ways as to correspond to the nature of environmental activity as well as auditory perception as it is engaged in movement through a variety of settings is far more reflective of the principles of art than those of music.

It is a distinctively different way of experiencing sound.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Continuum of Transformations

Tone, mood, setting, atmosphere, perception and being.

Every listener and every listening experience represents a different context.

The deepest things are not the most complex, but the simplest in nature.

Sample from "Environs I" (5:52) by Black Mountain School:  Excerpt "Environs I"

For December release.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Convergence of Elements

Different shapes, shadings, and presence.

What is heard depends upon who listens, and hears.

Coming soon in the digital formats:  "Environs I" by Black Mountain School.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Attributes of Design

Perspective, texture, color, line, position in space, symmetry, symbol.

Each of these aspects of the visual arts, among many others, applies equally to the arts of sound.

It is the vision of the artist that conceives meaning and determines the ways through which combined effects bring essential ideas to final expression in any form.

Listen to a painting or photograph; envision a musical work.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Living Sounds

Within and without, whether listening with intensity or hearing passively and indirectly, sound is a constant and dynamic perceptual experience.

The listener may or may not be able to determine how much of this dynamic is a matter of choice and taste, but it is certain that a conscious awareness of the atmospheres in which one is engaged with the events of the day offers understanding of the tone of one's personal perspective and state of mind.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sensation, Experience. Aesthetics.

Art needs no explanation.

It exists without interpretation and nomenclature.

It is the artist who brings, by choice, every facet of idea and act to bear upon the work.