Saturday, November 07, 2015

Art and Accord

Expression serves greater possibilities.

Things will not always be as they are. Change will come. Elevation inevitably parallels decline.

Consciousness is a rarity in the universe, and expression in every form speaks to its permanence.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Aesthetic Constructs

There are perspectives from which cultural expression is unnecessary.

This does not alter the fact that every human idea and action reflects a perspective upon reality, and that existence itself shapes that view into one form or another of expression and meaning.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Active Thought

Thinking ahead is essential to progress, and it is not difficult.

What is, in fact, nearly impossible is for a culture immured in material attachments to undo the belief that there is nothing more to live for than the present moment now, and thus recognize innumerable possibilities-- with the understanding that many of these are already within reach.

I see the experience of listening to sounds dancing in the air.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Loud, Bright, Fast, Inferior

Conditions that reduce art to spectacle are entirely artificial.

Such conditions follow a prolonged period of decline and apathy. The central focus of culture is no longer attached to spurious ideas and expressions.  Interest is lost, change is difficult to recognize.

But authentic art never varies or loses force, and draws change toward future reality.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Auditory Frame Theory

Sound is constant.  Perception is context.

The composer chooses a theoretical setting in which sounds are arrayed as they occur in perceptual consciousness and sets them in motion.  Patterns, therefore, are not established beforehand, but are the result of fluidity and juxtaposition as the work progresses. This is listening, and hearing, as it takes place outside the context of "music", its paradigms, and its arrangements.

Monday, November 02, 2015


Culture provides context.

Nonetheless, the role of the artist is beyond that of validating or contradicting culture.  Let all those incapable of detachment do those things.

The point is devotion to the work, to the progression of ideas, and to the force of vision greater than the vanity of ego.  The finished works, with their impact in total effect, speak for themselves.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Question Motive

Some refer to "the broader culture" in terms of gaining acceptance. This is oversimplification.

Impulse to create reflects a sense of meaning and direction forward in experience. Nothing more.