Saturday, August 24, 2013

Space of Being


Certain environments are conducive to creativity, contemplation, and development of inspired ideas.  If this is desirable, one acts accordingly, gravitating to such atmospheres and bringing one's immediate surroundings into accord with those elements that enrich them.

From my perspective as a composer, this is the art of sound as well as my purpose in bringing works of this nature into realization.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sound Composition as Aural Vortex

Sound is naturally perceived as a complex of surrounding auditory events.

Even though one may be inculcated by experience to understanding music as linear movement of manipulated sounds through time, the listener may easily find non-linear, avant-garde yet artistic, sonic atmospheres aesthetically pleasing.

The phenomenon of hearing itself  implies the recognition of sound events in this manner, requiring no special preparation, esoteric perspective or attitude to enjoy the experience of listening to works of such character.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wake, Art, and Artifice

Sound phenomena are fleeting, their motion through consciousness evoking a broad spectrum of persistent impressions.

Composition of sound designs to produce such effects contrasts with that of musical works crafted to be imprinted in memory, being created to reflect environmental events rather than directly engage the listener with variations of predictable patterns.

Each expresses perspectives; one reflects creation, the other, movement in time.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Convert the visual to the auditory.

Unify the perceptions, emotions, and intellectual impressions and express them in sound.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Influence and Release

The composer comes to terms with art by the degree to which control is desired and expressed.

It is a choice that determines the extent to which the total effect will reflect both the action of the creative ego and the force and virtue of the work itself.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tracing the Arc of Sonic Ideas

Listen, hear, think, create.

Engage conscious awareness of both active and passive auditory perception.  Consider the totality of sounds, music, noises, and atmospheric effects that form the palette of impressions.

Arrange the composition plainly and directly, avoiding interference in the development and formation of the whole, and experience its intrinsic beauty as it unfolds.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sense and Technology

Perception informs imagination; technology extends expression.

When expression contributes to the expansion of consciousness, clarity of light reaches the eye and sound is realized in the inner ear.  Consequently, perspectives are heightened, rather than constricted as they are by representations of the mediocre and the mundane, artful though they may be.