Saturday, February 16, 2013

Approach, Response

Listen to voices, mix colors, determine limits, articulate words, observe shape, shading, movement, and expression; formulate and test theories, master processes, discipline vision; hear shadows fall.

All arts reflect being and becoming; every work is a synthesis and composition.  I want the effects of every composition I create through sounds to move the listener towards heightened, lucid awareness and elevated experience, as I desire no less for myself.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Glimpses, Echoes

Culture creates a sense of order that reflects, by degrees, social temperament and sensibility, particularly in the arts, and this is to be heard in the sonic atmospheres of diverse settings.

One accepts and absorbs the status quo or seeks other perspectives in keeping with one's nature.

This is often the existential position of the artist, the composer, and the listener as well.

Listen, hear, reflect, express.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Design, Intention, Representation

When sound mirrors nature, the aural patterns move according to the phenomena of the surrounding world, developing as do atmospheric and seasonal cycles, for example, as opposed to imitating "natural" sounds.

The composer may also follow patterns suggested by other arts and artists in any media, or by, for instance, architectural constructions and the sounds associated with specifically human or cultural ideas, events and environments.

Imitation alone can not bring forth that uncanny aspect of simultaneous strangeness and recognition that makes it possible for the experience of art to elevate awareness.

This demands the force of individual expression.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nature and Civilization

The ear is conditioned to expect certain sounds.

Once accustomed to familiar atmospheres in the natural world and the human environment, we tend to blur or ignore the fullness of aural perception  This same attitude persists in the context of music.

It is possible to listen, and to hear, and to compose, differently, and while in concord with elevation of awareness and the spirit of the beautiful.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Immersed in sound composition, lose temporal perception.

Continue to listen, and hear the moment now in all things.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Diffusion, Convergence

Complexity emerges out of simplicity.

Emptiness is filled, silence transformed.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


In the interiors, spatial relationships alter auditory perceptions in ways the outside world does not.

Illusions of distance and direction are as pronounced as those that are out of doors, yet the listener will note more dynamic and dramatic responses to movement, while placement or adjustment of sound sources add to these effects.

As an artist must be cognizant of the balance of the elements of a painting, drawing, or sculpture, so must the designer in sounds have compositional awareness of the impact and interaction of the sonic elements in each creative musical effort and recording.