Friday, May 09, 2014

Vision and Influence

Observe the various connections of art to nature, cultural life, and the world of emotion.

These are projections, first filtered through the consciousness, experience, and self-knowledge of the artist, then through those of the percipient of the art. They represent such things as objects, people, and events, and they are placed in specific contexts in order to produce particular effects associated with ideas and feelings.

What is true for visual and literary forms applies to musical works as well.  The composer seeking only to arrange sounds for aesthetic purposes is equally subject to these scenarios of cause and effect.

What is imperative is that the work be done with clarity and integrity.