Saturday, June 15, 2013

Vita Brevis, Ars Longa

Present-day culture is not the only landmark of being.

The deeper into the past one probes, the greater the reach of foresight.  This is the gift of historical perspective, tracing, as it does, the patterns of the human condition, the arts and the archetypes of sound and vision, wisdom, absurdity, and the worlds within and without.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Distinction and Separation

All forms ancient and modern unite in the moment now.

To seize this awareness, conceive future meanings, and create forms expressive of time to come is the way of the artist, and the composer must bring these forms to the inner ear of the listener.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sonic Panoramas

Sound imagery penetrates consciousness, delineating impressions in memory.

Like visual images, these impressions remain, to be contemplated, considered analytically, and ultimately to assert themselves in dreams, ideas, and expressive forms.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Consciously pause and listen.

The world within may be expressed in terms of the world without. Listen, hear, and bring into being the experience of the inner ear.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

There Is No Silence

Conventional listening, being narrowly focused, requires continual stimulation or succumbs to ennui.

Casting aside cultural and personal constraints is not effortless, but the reward is a recognition of a boundless sonic reality of immeasurable variety and interest.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Transmission VII

Sight and sound come to life in the imagination.

Engaged and taken to heart, any media conveys change in perception. See, hear, and listen directly and thoughtfully, with clarity, reason, and individual perspective.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

The Future in the Everyday

The aesthetic experience is one of contemplation as well as direct involvement.

The composer or designer of art must balance a sense of detachment with one of engagement.

Art, simply put, must remain close to authentic experience for that experience to expand beyond the merely "given" in life.