Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wandering Imagination

Travel to an environment in which there is no noise, only the sounds of life.

The atmosphere casts a spell. This is enchantment in the ancient sense, a contemplative state.

And this is the perceptual sense of being we strive to evoke in these Black Mountain School works.

Friday, April 24, 2015


Observe the extent of contemporary conditioning on the human psyche.

Led to believe there are few, if any, "new" ideas beyond those established as being of extreme significance in the cultural surroundings, audiences of entertainment and the arts are bereft of contemporary voices, ideas, and productions that impel and inspire social awareness beyond the status quo.  This is an untenable scenario.

Free people will not long tolerate such conditions.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sound Expression

Many make "statements". Few of these are of any moment.

It is a short step from poetry to philosophy; from there, the sound of being is all encompassing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Word is expressed in symbol, and through sound.

But the ultimate expression of word is being, represented through the arts of poetry and sound.

Transcend. Elevate.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Civilization is predicated upon the transmission of culture.

The rise and fall of the way of nature is reflected in the Boethian wheel. Neither east nor west, the center also surrounds.  In this manner art emerges in the composition of sound.

To understand this is to listen, and hear, with the inner ear.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Elemental, Abstract, Infinite in Aspect

The contemporary produces popular culture.

But it is the modern. properly understood, without the biases against tradition that first identified its nature, that produces the wider culture, sustaining the abstract values and the permanent things in the course of progress.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Immerse, Sustain

Song forms call to mind emotional states of various durations.

Songs may produce intense bursts of short-term feeling, at best, and little, if any, perceptual change.

In contrast, a sense of expanded, contemplative awareness is the natural outcome of an absorption in extended, atmospheric works, purposely composed to create totality of effect, as opposed to transient diversion.