Saturday, January 26, 2013

Aural Themes

Sounds form, as vibrational forces, essential connection to the totality of phenomena.

Every aspect of experience reflects meaning, whether personal, cultural, or cosmological.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Forward Listening

Inner perception merges experience and the physical, that is to say, it is a union of consciousness, memory, and sensory awareness.

Engagement in such a state of contemplative reflection broadens understanding, deepens insight, and renders temporal concerns of little moment. It alters perspective by transcending external distractions inimical to the spiritual faculties of reason and free will, and thereby opens imaginative and meaningful corridors of thought.

My interests lie in developing musical compositions and sound designs that reflect and contribute to such attitudes of mind and emotional outlooks, as these will often provide for prescient impressions, the rise of speculative ideas, and productive courses of action.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thought and Feel

Lucid perception stimulates clarity of thought and insight.

In giving thought to the content of the arts and experiences open to personal choice, it is plain and clear which ones elevate or degrade awareness and understanding.

The way of the artist is to perceive and create, and more, to sustain.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Impression, Design, Expression

A composer's aesthetic reflects sensibility and conceptual vision.

One who hears sounds as they reflect environments sees their visual counterparts: emergence, movement, lines, patterns, fluctuations, interaction, order, unpredictability, and every kind of phenomena, including color, nuance, light and shadow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Listen Closely

Patterns emerge, then disperse.

Sounds collect together, suggesting activity; they move independently and circulate together. Tones stir beneath notice and become prominent, coalesce and gradually grow to be illusory.  Perceptions change; awareness expands with permutations of sound and nuance of mood.

The combinations set in motion in these events mimic the sounds of natural environments and human habitats, and, rather than converge as musical forms, they take shape as aural images in dynamic atmospheres.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mind and Inner Ear

Generally, music is considered to be a  form of entertainment, though emotion, attitudes, and cultural ideas are expressed and conveyed through every musical form.

Now in contrast to its entertainment value, the wider cultural purposes of music are often given little attention or are perceived as being of lesser importance. Certainly not all listeners would agree with this, particularly those of wide-ranging and aesthetically informed tastes, but nonetheless music designed for personal reflection and the rituals and shared experiences of community is somewhat neglected as a result.

We all think, we all reflect and sometimes contemplate the world, events, and our surroundings.  It is neither necessary nor desirable to expend every free moment upon entertainment and diversion in a life open to myriad and meaningful pursuits.

There are other sounds, other musical works meant to complement a full life as well.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Waking, Dreaming

Imaginative vision and sound may lead, at times, to experiences far beyond the mundane.

Divergent states of awareness are at the edges of common shared experience; historically, these are visible in extraordinary artistic expressions, and suggestive of the idea that wider, deeper perceptions are possible through other than the normal channels of the senses.