Saturday, October 24, 2015

Rates of Change

Create with the effects of change over time in mind.

When the original can no longer be recognized, the work is finished.

Now, apply this concept to that of "music".

Friday, October 23, 2015

Learn by Impression

Perceive clearly.

But this demands refined awareness of sensory information, directly experienced and unmodified by emotional bias.  In this way it becomes possible to listen, and hear, in ways that allow understanding of aesthetic sound composition that neither depend upon nor express musical paradigms.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Well Aware

What is imperceptible is not beyond reach.

Give attention to what merits it, remove the attention from the vast number of things that do not, and be attentive to whatever becomes apparent as a result.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Orientation and the Creative Act

Mundane cultural paradigm: one perspective contrasted by another in opposition.

Real forward-thinking leads to entirely unexpected, even unknown, directions in cultural evolution, most radically in the arts uniting sound and vision.

Promoveo, promovi, promotum.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Too Starved an Argument...

The appeal of many aspects of popular culture is the same as that of numerous political ideologies.

They generate attitudes among their adherents that negate the need for thought; they eliminate the necessity for questions; they substitute, in point of fact, for educated, even literate perspectives.

And the result is a ceaseless cycle of ignorance, contention, and a host of ills easily done away with by refusing to acknowledge and support atavistic totalitarianism masquerading under the elitist banners of "progress".

Monday, October 19, 2015

Open Question

One is not given to thinking in terms of "enlightened culture", yet it is never an impossibility.

Rather than making demands upon culture, many appear to be in the position of allowing culture to make demands upon them. This is an untenable position, and the results are everywhere apparent.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Listening, View Time

Experience, absorb, and gain insight.

As the contemplative moment happens spontaneously, so may it be consciously brought into being by effort and intent.  Find the setting, observe, be still, and know.