Saturday, January 31, 2015


What is can not become what must be.

This is the nature and challenge of transformation.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Embrace Falling Night

Sustain and abstain.

These are the choices the composer considers before acting to bring sounds into being.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Emotion, Perception

Consider the "feel" of sound.

Artistic choice in matters of representation allows for elements of composition expressing subjective mood and tone, and various degrees of clarity of impression as well. Each, whether working together or separately, contributes to the total effect of the work at hand.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Redefine Sound

Undo the damage of habitual, unconscious perceptions of "music" and "noise".

Discover what does not meet expectations.  Listen to what is not there until it can be heard.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Trash, Treasure

The generic musical forms exist as structured expressions, and cannot simply be abandoned.

Neither should they be subjects of extraordinary emotional attachments. Superior sounds are to be expanded, inferior ones are to be tamed and minimized.  To accept idle immersion in all that comes before is to be desensitized.  Sound is analogous to the experience of being. Being is expansion of awareness and knowledge in this moment now.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Higher, Towards the Eclipse

Musical and artistic artifacts saturate culture at all times.

This does not stop innovation, and cannot stand in the way of experimentation. Audiences may become complacent with an overabundance of what were once riches. The artist will not.