Saturday, November 14, 2015

Philosophy of Composition II

Reason and honesty inform acts and expressions of permanent value.

The statement is a fundamental position, beyond technique and process.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Civilization, the Known, and the Unknown

The mere subjective moment is not enough.  In terms of elevated thought and being, it is nothing.

Aesthetic perception, the imaginative sense, reveals what ideology will not, that is to say, the ways of cultural, spiritual and intellectual vision are illuminated by art, not by temporal power.

This is the truth of the free world, and it is difficult to attain, essential to sustain, and at all times and by every means it must be defended.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Truth, Art, and Delusion

The value of art, and particularly that of the evolution of music into the art of sound, is in its power to illuminate, by logical extension, the future.

Current social conditions are always the results of causes and their effects, and to simply envision them clearly makes it possible, with courage, to avoid much that need not become problematic.

Whenever the human condition is held to be something it is not and never will be, paroxysms of hubris emboldened by ignorance follow. One cannot allow absurdity to go unchallenged without knowing what to expect.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cross Talk

Clearly, perceptivity stands in opposition to nihilistic insensibility.

Yet the latter perspective always takes contemporary precedence by dint of incessant clamor, appeals to ignorance, and mob mentality. The sleep of reason yields monsters; their attempted expressions are nugatory, and absurd.

That which will be must conform to reality, and reality will not be coerced.  Contrived eccentricities create neither power nor individuality, and the quest to make them do so has rendered them common, pointless, vapid, and impotent.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Art Under The Boot

The presence of propaganda means one thing: the presence of chains.

In a totalitarian, politically correct culture, the artist must be self-reliant.  Or there will be no art.

Monday, November 09, 2015

See, Express, or Grasp Nothingness

Art collapses in the hands of the unfinished intellect, the ideologue, and the timid.

This is a failure of vision as well as intellect. A failure of recognizing the human condition, it is disabled further by a lack of critical foresight.  Yet it is sustained by the like-minded, until definitive revolt can no longer be restrained.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Divergence in Direction of Sound and Idea

Put plainly, music is one form of creativity involving sounds, and there are other forms that do not necessarily conform to the categories generally considered to encompass music.

Music is an art and a science. The creation and expression of aural imagery is a different kind of art, and a different application of science, one that analyzes environments for the purpose of replicating their varied atmospheric elements in stylized forms through processes of sound manipulation.