Saturday, June 14, 2014

Artist as Composer

Listening involves innumerable frames of reference.

Beginning with personal experience, the listener interprets sound according to cultural and sub-cultural attitudes, biases, and individual preferences.  Musicians and performers are naturally particular in their tastes, especially in creative songwriting, arranging, and things of like nature that appeal to them and their audiences. These are scenarios related to the concepts and values associated with music of all types, yet there are other ways and means of working creatively with sounds that also yield aesthetic meaning and purpose for composer and listener.

My experience leads me to acting outside the organizational patterns associated with most music, and working from a perspective similar to that of a painter or sculptor in designing and executing recorded works.