Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Ground Beneath

It is the creative synthesis of elements that draws the future towards the present.

Of all possible elements, it is the expression of the unexpected that is most difficult to evoke and sustain, but it is the most critical.  Without question, it must be illuminated, and it must perpetually illuminate.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Countenance Conflict

No expression is free of contention.

Yet expression is itself a form of resolution.  The composer will not be imposed upon for his reactions or opinions regarding subjects outside his interest and control, nor will he ever accept the cant that to refuse to be part of a given solution is to be part of any peculiar problem.

The composer's perspective is simple, and focused upon elevation of being: listen, and hear.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Find the Future

In contemporary terms, artists are subject to any number of what are called "narratives".

That is to say, those who are motivated to express experience through the arts, and especially the visual arts, dance, theater, and music, are surrounded by an ever-expanding number of cultural scenarios populated by self-serving groups with ideological agendas of an intellectually dubious nature.

These settings are anathema to the arts, and this critical point cannot be overstated.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Simple Terms

There is far more to experience than what is thrust upon listener and composer every day.

It becomes increasingly essential to gain perceptivity beyond the mundane, for the clear reason that the commonplace, that is to say, the impermanent, is continually in the process of eliminating itself.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Real Time

Time past rises up in historical and contemporary expression.

What is articulated now is a shadow of what has been and what will be, but one must not accept the false impression that this is common knowledge. Few understand this, and few accept it, even among those who style themselves artists.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

It Was Twilight

The composer gradually became aware of the hum of distant aircraft traffic.

There were intermittent bird calls, scattered insect noises, whispers of wind in dry grasses.