Saturday, May 23, 2015

What is Black Mountain School?

Take a moment beneath the surface of appearances.

The listener, to any of these albums, is simply asked to grasp what cannot be held, to perceive, however briefly, human experience before words and music.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Perspective in Listening

The choice, in everyday life, is often conscious focus or distracted consciousness.

Only one of the above is fit to establish and execute a course of action directed by reason.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


To act merely for reward is not a virtue.

Moral reason demands that what is right, regardless of reward, or punishment, or loss, is that which must be done.  Yes, this is truth, even in the arts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Culture, Consciousness

Told what to think, witness decline.

Question.  Continue.  Never compromise.  Elevate.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Present State

Listen now.

The question is not what do you hear?  The question is why is what you hear subject to opinion and preconceived expectations, rather than direct experience?

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Identify every sound in the surrounding environment.

Observe each sound's placement, variations in tone and volume, juxtapositions with other sounds, and movements through the atmosphere.  Synthesize these elements as a musical score.