Saturday, July 13, 2013

Perspective, Focus, Being

Consider the content of perceptual experience.

While certain elements of experience are not within human control, some sensory images are perceived by choice, and purposefully.  This view of the real is also the way of the artist.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Far Outside

Music is often associated with cultural conventions, and serves various social functions.

Sound compositions may also be designed to enhance individual perceptions, further transcendent ends, alter awareness and elevate consciousness.

Aural designs of this nature will conform to entirely different principles than those created for dance or entertainment, and both listener and composer approach them differently.

The result is a personal experience, and therein lie possibilities of unique value and meaning.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thought Patterns

Mind, memory, and the unconscious continually yield imagery and ideas.

The fact that these concepts and sensory impressions are not only visual and verbal should not be neglected or taken for granted. It must be remembered that receptivity to auditory impressions calls for conscious, contemplative efforts.

The composer's aural palette is of little consequence if one fails to associate sounds with cognitive reason, intuition, depth of feeling, and primal meaning.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Art is not a refuge.  It is a principle.

It is expression that changes world view and culture.  It is work that reflects the dynamic of the human condition, casts light into darkness known and unknown, elevates consciousness, and envisions and brings into existence the future.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


The listener will perceive, and will respond in terms of perception as well as subjectivity.

Among numerous aspects of my compositions it is possible to note that there is no rhythm or tune to follow; rather, there is a constantly evolving dynamic of emergence, expansion, and dispersal.  There is no drumming present, though some percussive forms or patterns may occasionally be evident.

The styling is ambient in form, and so designed to enhance living and working environments while contributing to a contemplative state of mind.  But these are superficial, if significant, details of  less importance than the aesthetics of tone manipulation, shaping, shading, juxtaposing and combining that ultimately yield the total effects of the works, and they are in constant flux.

What matters is to listen, and to hear, with an open mind and the inner ear.

Monday, July 08, 2013


Shared perceptions evoke diverse feelings and ideas.

The responses of observer and audience are equally important to those of artist and composer in engaging culture, meaning, and life.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Omnipresence, Decadence, Eminence

Becoming ubiquitous, music becomes an afterthought.

Saturation heralds decline in listener appreciation and cultural impact.  Difficulties arise in apprehension of originality and subtlety, and less attention is given to the quality of sound reproduction.  As an event, sound is diminished; as a perception, its intensity is dulled.

These are unacceptable conditions for the musician and composer of integrity, who will not compromise the finer points of art.