Saturday, May 30, 2015

Force, Impression

The idea leading to the act of expression is fully formed in certain situations.

In these circumstances, limits are set, and within these boundaries work is finalized.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Flash, Fashion, Elevation

Cultures are numerous, but share elements and essential forms.

Cultural elements tend to relate to values; essential forms, to permanence and transience.  Last week's news held the attention, then vanished.  Such things as the Brandenburg concertos remain constant. In more visceral terms, so does a recording like "Mississippi Queen", by the rock group Mountain, or a film like Bullitt.

Directed by tradition, strive for originality of expression. Directed by media, passively consume and vicariously engage.  The former reflects individuality, potency, progress; the latter, collective, or herd mentality.  In terms of cultural significance, expressions of both style and substance yield the lasting meanings.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Apparition, Vapor, Thunder

Focus yields outcomes, in art, politics, human relationships, and so forth.

This is no reason for the one who perceives work and the world differently to accede to collective values and ideas.  It is, in fact, a critical reason for one to think beyond the commonplace, and be unmoved by it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The world unfolds before the senses.

Art, and particularly sound art, is intended to express and represent, not to replace.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Attention Fragments

Consider direct and indirect musical communication, and the extent of the influence of each.

Now set attendant perspectives and attitudes aside, and come to terms with the idea of compositions in sound that are composed only to be perceived.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Merge sound and setting.

Within the dynamic of such an atmosphere, possibility and action can converge, thought finds form, and meanings become clear.  Music in other forms serves various purposes, but sound as expression of consciousness in real time opens the doors of perception.