Friday, November 07, 2014

Imagination, Technology, Creativity

Technical developments allow compositions and productions to be made with an ease that was heretofore impossible, yet many are simply flat, uninteresting, and puerile.

These are simply appearances of sophistication and craftsmanship, reflecting a low degree of both in their final form and total effect. Excellence will be realized in the mind's eye and the inner ear before it is brought into being, and even so, the technical aspects of creation will lag behind the theories and concepts of the artist.  For example, technology does not, as yet, allow the composer to make use of the reflective surfaces in an environment to extend the depth of a work through the generation of perceived echoes. This can only be accomplished  by dynamic juxtaposition of sounds. through effort and artistry, and by virtue of intent and experience.