Saturday, April 18, 2015


Consider the internal environment as well as the external one.

Find the balance.  Compose with the sounds of imagination that reflect and represent direct experience and the contemplative attitude of mind that evokes perceptivity of this nature.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Make Real

Become aware.

Put others first.  Ignore the whine of self-importance. Then it is possible to concentrate on perceptual awareness, refine sensory experience, and gain clarity in active thought. Here is the fund of creativity, of works yet to be composed, of sound art.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dissolve, Converge

The composer must imagine, as the listener must.

Imagine sound coalescing into a different order, unlike music yet beyond the mundane.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sonic Color

Enclosed by a medical device. Blue light tubes seen through yellow plastic goggles.

The machine runs for seventeen minutes with a bright, fluctuating drone, a long sequence of cycles in slight variance; metal machine music for Van Gogh sunflowers.  From down the hallway and through four walls, scattered across time, the ghostly flourish of beat saxophones.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stranger Things

Focus concentration on the visual image by listening, and hearing.

This, too, is perception, experience, creativity, and, in a larger sense, the projection of aesthetic ideas sans subjectivity.  That which is distant, that which was silent, is present.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Footsteps on Hardwood Floors

Radio, almost inaudible.

Objects being moved on a counter top. Wind, or air passing through a vent.  Machine noise starts and stops.  Child drops key ring. Unidentifiable low rumble.  Impression of light rain.

In the inner ear, a symphony.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Every sound represents an effect; every cause has a source and origin.

The connectivity of every sound is engaged in every auditory perception. While it is not necessary to consider this in terms of mysticism, it is nonetheless interesting to contemplate the furthermost extent of the influence of sounds over the course of time and within the limits of perceptual space.