Saturday, March 28, 2015


Stand at a remove from contemporary culture.

Forgetting the artifacts and figureheads carved into the moment, consider what remains of reality.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cognizance, Awareness

Among the things the artist can control are perspective, execution, symbolism, and tone.

Among those things the artist cannot control are the opinions and perspectives of others.  But this is not an issue.  What matters is the creation of artistic representations in any media that convey, with clarity, the reality of experience.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The moment now moves with sound.

Though the sound movement may have the semblance of brevity, it neither begins nor ends.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Experience, Imagination

Find the sonic atmosphere free of interference, as it is, without expectation or musical bias.

Create the objective semblance of such an atmosphere with manipulations of sound media, strictly in the form of auditory imagery.  Having gained this understanding and expertise, reveal atmospheres perceived with the inner ear.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


One uses, or is used by, technology in cultural contexts.

The composer who comprehends and applies theory develops ideas as they emerge in processes, and individual expression carries the day.

Monday, March 23, 2015


The human and natural worlds are interrelated, not separate.

So the composer cannot say, I seek to replicate nature, as if removed from it.  All sound forms exist within the limits of perception, and none are alien to the creative mind and process.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In and Out of Place

In musical terms the idea of order relates to a perceptual recognition of sequences.

Such sequences are critical even in the most complex works, and represent exquisite degrees of human design. These arrangements of musical elements are systematic and purposeful.

Nonetheless, alternatives to these designs need not produce chaos and noise. They may instead be composed as representations of any number of processes of objective reality for which there are no human equivalents, specifically such things as the motion of atmospheric currents, tidal ebb and flow, erosion of stone, and other phenomena.