Friday, May 13, 2016

Fail, Represent

Loss of culture overwhelms any form of technological connectivity.

Ignorance of such a profound nature renders abstract inquiry impossible, not because of the literal extinction of abstract ideas, but because of the loss of the cultural vocabulary needed to articulate them.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gesture Forward

Reflect, consider critically, and act.

To do less is thoughtless, reflexive reaction, neither creative nor vital.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If, Then, Yet--

Physical sound media is being rapidly and purposely manipulated toward total extinction.

My pieces are created with due consideration given to the eighty minute formats, but are designed to be heard as segments of a single, unified work and listening process that informs the listener's internal and external experience of sound. Certainly this is compatible with the streaming media model, and time constraints are of no concern. At issue is not the process of creation, but that of its reproduction, out of which matters of intellectual property and artists' rights are at stake, along with the existential value of the art of sound.

It is not necessary to be degreed in behavioral sciences to comprehend the object of rendering all physical formats obsolete, as that is the outcome of making music ubiquitously accessible without the need of manufacture and distribution outside the digital domain.  And if, as is clearly the case, it is presumed that the music consumer is indifferent to the source, origin, and concrete existence of the "product", the artist as a free human being is a nonessential factor, even an obstacle, to the process. All that is needed is any subject who will acquiesce to manipulation of image for absolute control of the commodity to established and made permanent, and this scenario is already in place.

Consider all that has come before, understanding that very little, if any of it, will ever again exist.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Impress, Artifact, and the Windblown

Even realism is a stylized reflection.

The realism I strive for in my compositions and recordings is perceptual in nature, that is to say, it reflects how environments develop their impressions upon the listener within one's aural field.

The total effect is neither music nor directly perceived atmosphere, but the former structured as the enhancement of the latter's subtle forms, patterns, and movements.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Orwellian Generic Pop

Observe the diversion of all cultural currents into endless deserts of existential meaninglessness.

The choice is one of freedom of thought and action predicated upon individual responsibility or the subjection to superficially benign absolute power with its dubious comforts, ultimately resulting in the universal eradication of all essential liberties.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Exercise III

Compare original work with works of the masters in the field.

Similarities imply fundamentals; contrasting elements represent individual perspective. The former demonstrates competence, cultural literacy, and temperament, while the latter reflects expressive intent, personal experience, critical acumen, and stylistic gesture as influence yields to originality.