Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rise to Realization

Advancement of vision is essential to creation.

Evaluate the past in terms of contemporary "standards" and "values" and commit the same errors as those who call the cave paintings of Lascaux "primitive". Real expression is not falsified to accede to such things as social acceptability or "political correctness", these now being virtually the same.

Real expression is revolution, at its core and at its roots.

Friday, October 09, 2015


An individual referred to one of these works today as "Zen Music".

The particular piece was the album Night Traffic, and the individual remains unaware that I am the composer and producer of the work.  A different perspective on the familiar is always suggestive.

That someone, in the midst of initiating a discussion about progressive music, listened to the sounds and associated them with the view of Zen represented in popular culture-- one of calm and a general sense of equanimity of attitude-- indicates a desirable effect.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

And Far Between

The idea of beauty is intimately connected to the intellect and perceptions.

It is not always the strange, extravagant, or visionary event that evokes awareness of beauty, but merely the moment given over totally to reflection.

Such moments are indeed few, but do not have to be so.  To reflect, to experience fully, is a choice.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Timeless Expression

Reflect, contemplate, imagine.

Detached, experience what connectivity does not offer.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Nothing More

Technology, in and of itself, is central to contemporary culture.

Yet it is art that elevates the human condition, and technology is nothing more than a tool.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Exceptional Event Awareness

Take cognizance of those impressions that appear on the distant edge of perceptual awareness.

Sensory impressions of this order may, or may not, be within grasp.  For the composer, these can be indicators of auditory possibilities, just as the nebulous image in the mind's eye may inform the visual artist. These may be considered extramundane events, sought out by very few, but the scientist, poet, warrior, and individual of imagination know how to grasp and reveal them.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Calling

Perceive, imagine, express.

The public, media culture, and social networks, reflecting overarching attitudes of the times, have their preferences and biases, expectations and demands.

But the avant-garde exists nonetheless, and grows increasingly distant, that is to say, far ahead, far beyond the mediocre, the mad, and the mundane.