Saturday, May 24, 2014

Approach, Engage

Behind the appearances of phenomena lie their meanings.

Following sounds to their origins yields the essences of their effects and causes; in the natural human world these reflect the character and tone of events.

Composition of music, with its standing history of methods and purposes, diverges at this point with the composition of sounds as aural artforms, these latter being determined by detached perspectives upon atmospheric sonic environments. As a result, social and cultural implications are set aside in pursuit of enhanced surroundings and elevated perceptions anyone may experience.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Curiosity's Presence

Interest and intent are creative energies.

With measured effort, distraction is brought into focus.  Apparent disorder reveals its meanings to the mind through sensory perceptions, and the vision, sound, or, if you prefer, music may be brought into being-- again, with measured effort.  This is the peculiar exertion of the individual, thoughtful response, as opposed to reflexive reaction, the former possessing aesthetic objectivity in varying degrees while the latter is commonly informed by social or cultural bias, subjectivity-- and predictability.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Moment's Pause

Stillness contrasts with action as does light with darkness; each contains the promise of the other.

Sounds emerge unbound by rhythm, move freely, combine, disperse, and are lost to the ear; patterns unfold, rise and fall in continuing tones and movements throughout time and space, and ultimately it becomes clear that rhythms of a grand scale propel such aural images, defining those of the human environment and the composer's imagination.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Singular Auditory Events

From time to time, leaves rustle, ice cracks, footsteps echo.

Yet these sounds are never exactly the same, and are never heard in the exact same circumstances, as one never crosses the same river twice.

The observer changes phenomena by the act of observation itself.

For the artist as composer of sound, this is inspiration.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Perception in Motion

Music begins and ends.

Sound is always present, in constantly changing vibrational waves.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dada Reverberations

Media is neutral, but the bar for excellence is set low, and immersion is constant.

Sensory perceptions take place sequentially, within the limits of time and space. But the mind is not so restricted, and the imagination may conceive extraordinary possibilities if unburdened by the ever- present mediocre and mundane.

The eye is not capable of seeing more than a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, yet means have been devised to enable representations of it that give a more thorough understanding of reality beyond the visible.

Sound art, beyond generic music, serves to create environments in which the inner ear of imagination opens to reveal things that go unheard, toward ideas not yet postulated.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Animate Listening Environments

Atmospheric sound compositions recreate the variable structures of diverse settings.

These structures may reflect the aural dynamics of forest lake or billiard parlor, wildlife preserve or city square, but they are designed to aesthetically enliven scenarios in which active listening and passive hearing take place.