Saturday, January 11, 2014


Know sounds, distances, origins, enigmas.

Feel, and convey as percipient, sensation's tone and potentiality as living atmosphere.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Point and Overview

Awash in the trivial, one seeks a more fortifying perspective.

Transcendence of the mundane is not effortless.  One does not simply withdraw from something, but one withdraws to something else.  Seek the sounds of permanence, the sounds of the essences of things. There find reflections of the nature of reality in its abundance.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ease of Knowing

Approach the perception of sound as a mystery to be revealed.

Mysterious is the expression of being, and everything it communicates.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tone and Spirit

Out of surroundings, impressions.

Out of impressions, meaning. The objective and subjective combine; sounds emerge, and are directed to total effect.  Within aesthetic beauty, find recognition, perception of atmospheres, and in moments, strangeness, the uncanny.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Listening Range

Elevation of consciousness and the sensory perceptions are intimately linked.

But heightened awareness is dependent upon the spiritual faculties, those of reason and free will. If it is desirable to fully engage reality and enhance life and living, the parameters of one's understanding must be challenged and extended.  One does not simply say, "I will be more perceptive", and attain anything without knowledge and intent.

Clarity in thought and action is a choice, requiring reading the difficult works, grappling with greater ideas, contending with opinion and theory, and daring to listen, with the inner ear, beyond the given.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Once, Now: Modernism

Art does not change; perspectives do.

Those who fail to understand the modern lose connectivity to the origins and impulses of art.

The artist extends the reach of culture, as opposed to attempting to annihilate its aspects of meaning and permanence, those abstract elements of historical imagination clearly present in contemporary reality.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Aural Illuminations

Sound and setting contribute to sensory experience, state of mind, and emotional attitude.

Though artist and composer may strive for detachment and objectivity, the individual and personal will inevitably be part of process and outcome.  Reflections of the self will be brought to light with the work, yet they need not be motivation or focus of the work's tone and total effect.