Saturday, March 07, 2015

Sense, Cognition, Being

Perception informs consciousness, and perspective is developed through sensory information.

The self-evident simplicity of understanding and acting in the world is taken for granted, as is the fact that music is a form of communication and expression.

But there is far more, beginning with the idea that sounds may be composed in forms of a completely different nature than the music that commonly influences viewpoint and attitude, and conceivably such forms may alter consciousness over time in profound ways.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Past Party City

Observe that rhythmic sounds are typically of short duration.

These are expected in music, with longer compositions lasting a number of minutes, briefly engaging the listener's attention.  Consider, then, the prolonged rhythms of sound as they evolve over time, between morning and night, and over years.  These, too, can be made manifest in compositions and recordings, but they are rhythms as a manifestation of sounds other than those given to be musical.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Waves, Currents, Tides

Fill the environment with sounds as if they were works and objects of art.

None of the common attributes of music are necessary, only sounds filling a spectrum of aesthetic beauty, and variations in density thereof.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


A voice in the crowd says, "Time claims everything."

The voice inside my head says, "...except the timeless", and, clearly, is not impressed.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New Ground

Accept the status quo and accept absurdity.

The artist explores, discovers, and reveals, or there is no art.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Appearances and Evolving Attitudes

Cultural conditions limit, as well as enhance, creative consciousness and conduct.

Where there is no receptivity for artistic endeavor, the culture stagnates; if conditions change, the palette of the artist increases, with unpredictable, yet significant, outcomes.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Perceptual Consciousness, Elevation of Being

Observe music, in all its forms, in myriad situations; some are common, some exceedingly rare.

As a composer, I am interested in creating works that fix the listener's mind in contemplative states.