Saturday, June 08, 2013


Sensory imagery, and sonic imagery in particular, exist in continual flux, as do nature and the human condition.

As cultural conditions change, the artist and composer may be found in harmony with the prevailing social, intellectual, and emotional attitudes, becoming an exponent of contemporaneous manners and tastes; if this is not the case, and there is no such aesthetic correspondence, works by individualistic artists may be oriented against those expressions in common currency, or outside them altogether.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Change, Stillness, and Movement

What appears still is in subtle motion.

That which seems filled with action is held within stillness.

This is a sonic dynamic as well as being one of nature and human perceptual reality, as all forces move toward their opposites.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Transforming Perception, Sound, and Being

The art of sound design is one of aural gesture.

Sound is the medium, and the air, the atmosphere, is the canvas.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Consciousness and Sonic Environment

Awareness and atmosphere are mutually influential.

What the mind and emotions seek to see and hear, they will find and bring into focus.

As perceptions that continually reinforce states of being, atmospheric sounds as well as music exert their unique sensory effects.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Thought, Feeling, Extension

Ubiquity of information does not necessarily imply stagnation of imagination.

Regardless of the vast range of available fact, speculation, and data, knowledge alone is not thought.

It is human creativity, combined with curiosity, will, and purpose, that brings forth concepts and expresses unique individual experience.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Situation and Scenario

Art creates context outside the ordinary.

With situation, tone, and setting circumscribed for aesthetic perspective and perception, any artistic expression may be placed for greatest enhancement of total effect.  As courtyards and scenic walks are established for such purposes, so may the visual and musical arts find imaginative placements outside the mediocre and mundane.