Saturday, January 12, 2013

Creative Will

The attention is continually subject to distraction, the purpose being to capture and direct emotion, idea, and action.  It is then a simple matter to manipulate social, cultural, and economic choices, decisions and events.

Observation of the arts reveals the difference between legerdemain and magic.  It is always evident when a message or external purpose is associated with an artistic presentation, just as it is plainly clear when the effect or meaning of a piece, however obscure it may be, is intrinsic to the work itself.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Knowing the Inner Ear

Discernment questions, but also proposes, interpretation of sensory perceptions.

Listening and hearing determine, for the individual, the aesthetic value of sounds, music, and auditory imagery, unless cultural conditioning supersedes the capacity for making objective personal choices.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Consciousness, Art, Technology

The transmission of culture is not always in verbal or written form, being conveyed by the arts as well.

Visual arts portray symbolic images, and sounds possess myriad symbolic attributes associated with emotions, perceptions, and ideas, suggesting, as they may, states of mind as diverse as those of celebration, ecstasy, and fear.

The ubiquity of media contributes to immersion in these representations, and thus their potential effects upon the psyche.  And while the extent to which composer and listener engage creative experience is certainly a reflection of cultural conditions, it can also be one of conscious, individual choice and aesthetic sensibility.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Stylized Realism

Atmospheric sound compositions reflect incremental changes in the course of events.

The artist gathers and assembles perceptions in accordance with these phenomena, whether they reflect organic or cultural sounds, ideas, and events.

Participating in visions of the extraordinary, one may come to see and hear beyond the general norms and the contrived extravagances that indulge vicarious experiences.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


Subtlety of perception heightens clarity of meaning.

To experience subtlety of expression in the arts is to set aside the obstacles presented by personal subjectivity and directly sense the meanings behind artistic representations. The extent to which one "loses oneself" in experience, and the context in which one chooses to do so, will improve or degrade perception accordingly.

Aesthetic vision and discernment move both artist and audience with shared perspectives, whether toward heightened or enervated awareness, thought, and feeling.

Monday, January 07, 2013


The composer's art, regardless of style, reflects aesthetic intentions.

A work may be meticulously planned and executed, spontaneously generated with varying degrees of focus between the contrived and the apparently random, or be designed to unfold within limits in the way of the natural course of things.

In the latter case, I am only interested in a minimal touch, one that contributes to a composition's grace of mood and tone.

What one desires to hear, one creates.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Extending Imagination

The unexplored is everywhere.

Long thoughts, deep books, nuance of experience, visions of possibilities, sounds drawn out from immeasurable distances and disdain for the trifling chaos of the day bring light to the world and the mind.