Saturday, December 05, 2015

Distances, Temporal and Aural

Music is more than connectivity to varied emotional states.

Reflect upon how little is done to extend boundaries so narrowly defined.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Time Past, Now Future

View time, hear sound, as perceptual continuum.

This is presence of mind for the artist as composer: past and future surround a single moment, and there is no beginning, middle, or end.  The word "nonlinear" is weak, incomplete.

I call it real life, as experienced and expressed.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Ways of Being and Will to Create

The reality of nature neither speaks nor instructs; its lessons are learned by observation.

Human reality observes, conceives, expresses, and acts. Yet of both realities, only one is always true.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Picasso, Eliot, Warhol, Burroughs

The modern becomes the traditional, and tradition is reconsidered.

Think. Nothing exists without precedent and foundation. Only ignorance is unmoored and adrift.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Permanent Loss

Complacency is a prison.

To embrace innovation in technology without accepting innovation in cultural expression is a complete waste of potential, a contemptible surrender to profound and prolonged cultural stagnation.

What has vanished before reaching fruition can only be imagined; work that will never be brought into being because creative thinkers will refuse to participate in efforts deemed existentially worthless is unimaginable.

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Power

Universal condemnation of artist and intellectual portends evil.

There can be no doubt that suppression of speech, perspective, and artistic expression signals the worst sort of calamity, one that drives culture underground and into the wastes.

The artist and intellectual must defend themselves. No one else grasps the force of moral reason that is necessary to overcome the rage of the ignorant and benighted, for whom nothing is acceptable but the extinction of light.

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Culture must reach beyond contrived ignorance and brute materialism.

There is always a need for enlightened perspectives, even if they conflict with each other.