Saturday, July 06, 2013

Form and Thought

Genre music typically conforms to preexisting stylistic expectations.

Aural designs and atmospheric sound art most often reflect the peculiar sensibilities of the composer in bringing into being a wide range of creative works limited only by individual concepts and intentions.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Like Water III

Sound emerges, moves in unobstructed directions, and fills spaces.

Because of these qualities, sound may be directed, manipulated, and shaped.  Whether this is done with a heavy hand or a light touch reflects the intentions and sensibilities of the composer.

Thursday, July 04, 2013


Every artistic expression is a contribution to human knowledge and perspective.

See.  Listen, hear.  Move, act, create.  Reason, feel, and bring forth.  This is meaning, and being.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Expressions of Perception

Artistic presentations of sounds may express ideas and events in the same manner as visual compositions.

In listening and hearing beauty in evolving order and juxtapositions of tones and lines representative of aural environments, one may recognize perceptual qualities that are pleasing to the ear as being of a similar nature as those of expressive landscapes, still life works, and abstract compositions that are pleasing to the eye.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

State of Nature, and Reality

Everyday sounds produce different patterns and effects than those arranged according to musical concepts and structures.

Identify sounds in an environment, noting those that are constant and others that are intermittent, as well as those that reach the ear only once, or only briefly.  Give regard to the effects of proximity and atmospheric conditions; distinguish between sounds of human reality and those originating in the processes of nature.

These sounds will develop continuously and increase in number and variation, emerging, for instance, then scattering, rising and falling, collecting and dispersing.  These are ways in which atmospheres form and evolve, implying innumerable manners and methods by which they may be expressed in creative aural forms.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Balance, Experience

As a composer, my attitude toward my own conceptual or artistic vision is that it can be both natural and somewhat objective as well as individualistic or personal.

When the way of nature and the way of art converge, there is a kind of equipoise between the real and the subjective; stark realism and romantic illusion yield to probity of perspective in both the aesthetic sense and in stylized expression.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ear to the Wind

Beyond obvious needs related to bare survival, there are more important values than the merely material.

There must be art.  There must be dance.  There must be sounds to excite, and to engage the contemplative soul.