Saturday, January 24, 2015

Subject / Object

The art of sound must, from time to time, mean sudden realization.

Listening perception engages consciousness; consciousness expands beyond the "self".

Friday, January 23, 2015

Engagement and its Opposite

The reality of the cultural climate is that it is constantly changing.

If the artist is not to be swayed accordingly, it is necessary to remain focused on a singular vision.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cultural Politics

One would be wise to remember that, ultimately, social groups bring about the culture they deserve.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Art, among many things, is a perception of experience.

Expression inspires greater experience, evolving in this manner. The joyless pursuit of fame and wealth is a different matter entirely, and for that, audience and artist can be grateful.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Virtue is a force of good.

In music, the idea of virtue may be problematic. In the case of sound art, the good is self-evident, or it exists not at all.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Sounds are interesting when they have a degree of aesthetic appeal and meaning.

When there is a dearth of innovation, what follows is a great deal of "re-imagining", and the status quo is thereby sustained while it yet declines.  Observe music culture as the clearest example, its common patterns and deteriorating archetypes replicated again and again, growing vapid and empty.

It is not repetition, but juxtaposition that possesses intrinsic interest, evoking meaning through renewal of sound and vision.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

On / Off

Go listening, hear the surrounding world.

Nothing changes and everything changes.