Saturday, February 07, 2015

Vanguard Into the Gloaming

Consider the poetic. ghost eye trapped in a camera lens.

Spoken, associate sound, tone, meaning.

How dare I assert these works are l'avant garde vrai?  The avant garde is now no more than a social context,  There are no sound structures such as I compose, productions of will and reason unique to themselves.  Culturally, there is no comprehension, but only vague association with unfamiliar works and "fame".  It is as if canvasses exist to startle Roberto Matta.

But he is time past.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Cut In-- Out-- Up Zone Nova

William Burroughs machine form blank.  "Hear the action?"

No reason to doubt the Old Hand. But reason is learned, not instinct.  Supreme advertisement, contra
human individual, served to burn down.  The meaning between the words.  The tones, not the sounds.

Hear the action?  Sound and subtext, the point of the spear.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Will, Fate, and Other Things

Notes are always essential for any artist.

If the artist must be an island, it will be so. Civilization must be given the written word or culture cannot thrive through transmission of idea, image, thought, instruction.  These exist from one artist to another, across time and space.

The Notebooks of Albert Camus are recommended to artist and discriminating reader alike.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Total Sonic Impression

Utilizing studio as instrument, compose according to sounds of objective experience.

This, then, is singularity of vision: develop aural analogues as perceptual correlates of settings, objects, events, atmospheres, and the contemplative impulse to grasp an infinity of possibilities.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Reality, Intangible

The presence of sound is not, in and of itself, the presence of spirit.

It should not be impossible to comprehend that sound may evoke spirit, yet what is essential is that the contemplation of sound may direct the listener to spiritual awareness and higher consciousness.

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Predictable and the Dead

The term "artist" is devalued, and every artist recognizes this.

Nonetheless, the artist carries on, aware the "preexisting audience" is not the possible one.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sound, Attitude, Perspective

One hears of the mood of the country and the tone of cultural discourse as factors in critical events.

Perhaps, then, it is worthwhile to consider ways in which the sounds of various cultural environments, including music and its reduction to a continuum of fragments that may be heard throughout all media, similarly reflect, influence, or direct the consciousness of percipients.

Absurdly, this is considered a "dangerous" idea.