Friday, April 25, 2014

Connectivity III

Sound engages direct perception, and both composer and listener are conscious of its effects.

Aural atmospheres provide a sense of space that may be discerned physically, emotionally, and intellectually, which is not often the case with musical works in the form of songs and instrumental pieces that fully arrest and dominate listening attention.  In simple terms, a finely designed, deftly rendered sound environment extends the aesthetic pleasure of listening in ways that linear music does not, yet still functions as an artistic form and expression.