Saturday, August 08, 2015

Media Fog

Artists of integrity are never less than honest brokers of cultural information.

Artistic communication is often shadow-play, nevertheless, yet artists direct the attention to the places where they dwell, either toward light or darkness.

This understanding is the responsibility of the audience-- but it is not always present.

Friday, August 07, 2015

What is Called

Methodologies of music represent ways of controlling sound.

Yet there are other forms, other models. Every environment is a listening environment, whether music-- or control-- is present or not.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Force of Memory

Note the collective mentality of cultural groups who demand their biases be reinforced by art.

Control of media and the public debate leads only to more control, and consolidation of power in the hands of fewer, more totalitarian, agents of the status quo.  Imagine scenarios in which "art" must be approved by the state or (other controlling forces) because specific ideas and content are acceptable, and no others.  But it is not necessary to imagine, and one need only observe these forces at work.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Time, Place, Identity Unknown

Crucibulum Media, a private label, releases recordings for the inner ear.


Introducing the Eighth Black Mountain School Album, titled Identity.

This fine recording is now available as a Producer's Edition Compact Disc, manufactured by the Kunaki corporation to exacting studio specifications, resulting in unmatched sonic fidelity.

The listener will hear these albums in the form intended by the artists, who maintain complete creative control over every project.  Each of these albums is an artisan work, created with full attention to every artistic and production detail, made for the forward-thinking listener.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Alt / Experiment II

Not music, but a panorama of sounds, dynamic in movement and tonal qualities.

As sounds evolve in a state of dreaming, without planning and interference, so they may be understood and brought into reality through perceptivity and imagination,

These are expressions beyond the composer's ego.  Rather, they are expressions of phenomena.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Simulacrum, or State Otherwise

Popular innovations are few.

For commercial purposes, and particularly in terms of musical forms, the rule is imitation, and thus works and performances are relegated to genre.  In the arts, this is indefensible.

There is no breathing room in such narrow confines. Survival is one thing, and commercial viability is another. But to create, really innovate on an individualistic, heightened level of awareness, one must break away altogether, even if no form exists in which to function.

Such forms, which are as yet unimagined, must be made real.