Saturday, January 03, 2015

Elements, Connections, Radiation

With cultural changes, atmospheres and perspectives change.

Art, and in particular the art of sound, contributes to bringing the inner world of the individual and the outer world that is objective reality into varying degrees of balance.  Each is interrelated and involves myriad causes and effects.  One deems some things to possess value, and others, utter rubbish.

Accordingly, one creates.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Fundamental Nature

The strength of civilization lies in moral reason.

Art, in opposition to illusion, must be free of guile.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Speculative Realism

Experimental culture is a continuum of ideas.  It is simple, as it must be.

Neither "alternative culture", nor "counter-culture", and certainly removed from both "pop" and the extreme of "outsider" expression, the experimental establishes perspective according  to possibility.

If it is desirable to create that which is not attainable, it is necessary to create the conditions in which it becomes so.  This means more than the development of potential technologies.  What it demands are new concepts the technologies may further, and the moral reasoning capable of bringing the future into being.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This Night

On any evening, listen, and hear.

Discriminate between the sounds of culture and the sound of atmospheric events.  Find the dividing line that separates the auditory imagery of the surroundings from that of media and music.

Each tells a different story.  One is potentially true.  The other is always true.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Clearing III

Things plain and unadorned, like those immeasurably complex, may be beyond comprehension.

Just as there are rare objects and events, rare combinations of sounds may be brought into being.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Simple Thought

Allow experience to unravel, winding its way.

This is a way of listening, and a way of composing as well.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Listening, and Hearing, in Flux

One listens outward and into the surroundings.

Even so, outward perceptions are colored within-- by knowledge, experience, and emotion.