Saturday, November 30, 2013

Luminosity of Sound

Consider the imaginative moment, when the creative idea takes form and begins its progress to expression.

Inspiration and intuition take hold, the burden of the temporal and impermanent is cast off; thought unites with action to bring a perspective into being that may be shared with anyone.

The peculiar art of sound is a contemplative one, and unlike music that only serves, for the most part, as cultural entertainment, it exists to elevate and expand the consciousness of both composer and listener through insight and the aesthetic experience.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Setting and Story

All forms of imagery travel with the imagination.

Where the mind reaches, so does narrative and sound.  Every event brings forth music shaped by the surroundings and their myriad elements, whether dramatic or subtle, while the merest moment holds an overabundance of sonic meaning.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sense, Mind, Knowing

Life as it is experienced is beyond its representations.

The best of its representations make that clearly understood.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tone and Temperament

Reach the deep.

When extending perception outwardly or contemplating consciousness inwardly, follow the sounds of life wherever they lead. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Moon Rising, Approaching Shadows

The art of metaphor speaks through aural imagery as it does through verbal imagery.

Fix moments to sounds within them:  Pacific sunset, canyon rim, pine woods in autumn rain, eclipse over Maryland, subway in Budapest, dim and foggy night through a window. These are the sounds of blood, bone, nerve and consciousness, discovered through instrument and studio, experience and the inner ear. Brought into being, they emerge, converge, and are scattered, their meanings to be formed again in every listening setting.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Regarding the Experimental

Identify the diverse sounds encountered in the routine order of the day; observe tone, duration, and patterns over extended periods.

Consider what music would be like if, rather than existing as an expression of idea and emotion, its origins were in the re-creations of atmospheres through a conscious stylization of perceived auditory phenomena.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Superficially, art is omnipresent.

But art that inspires vision, and sounds that evoke the unheard, will be nonetheless, and will be unexpected.