Saturday, August 29, 2015

Progress of Being

Experience aesthetic meaning and perception is altered; life is changed.

Aesthetic meaning leads inevitably to a sense of awe.  Art, as representation of reality, evokes this.

All else called "art", regardless of form or scale, is mere cultural propaganda.  Nothing more.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Overcome the boundaries of definition.

The alternative already exists: perpetuate the same thing in different forms and nothing more.

It is necessary to move beyond a synthesis of styles and influences and into imagination itself, there to order sound in new terms that may be refined, clarified, and expressed through replicable concepts.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Artificial and the Reflective

To perceive the aural environment, listen without the presence of music.

The contrast with the musical environment, or with "environmental" music, is instantly apparent.

Sound imagery may be constructed in an aesthetic way without the stylistic elements that commonly define music, and in doing so the composer creates a more authentic reflection or representation of the "atmospheric" environment.  But make no mistake: such sound art is no more created randomly than actual environmental patterns are random in nature.  There must be cause and effect processes that the composer may influence and replicate in compositional terms; these techniques and methods are the unique intellectual property of any composer working in these peculiar experimental modes.

Perception is revelation.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Spaces, Tones, Movements

I am interested in aesthetic combinations of sound events.

The elements, theories, and techniques common to what is generally understood to be music, even in their most "primitive" forms, are far superior in their complexities and sophistication to the sound art I envision, design, and produce using entirely different concepts and methods.

These compositions are not about creating such things as songs, but rather perceptions, in the form of of settings, atmospheres, and contemplative states of mind enhanced by sounds.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

At Liberty

These are... interesting times, as the Chinese curse puts it.

Art is not everything, and certainly it is not the only thing.

But one who does not recognize its potential, its power, and its capacity to accelerate or inhibit change both personal and cultural is, to be generous, rather foolish, and most likely, easily led.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Now and Everywhere

Ars longa, vita brevis.

Hippocrates continues the observation, finding "opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult".

So the arts demand action, and the delineation and representation of experience,  There is no time for considerations regarding gain and loss.  There is only the time that remains.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Unless and Until

The mind does not process environments in their entirety.  It limits, filters, and focuses.

The individual who is cognizant of the extent to which culture influences awareness and intensity of interest has a broader range of perceptivity, and thus choice, than one who is not knowledgeable in such matters.  This is the essential understanding that the arts can manipulate as well as illuminate.