Saturday, June 04, 2016

The Doom That Came to Pop

Give the people what they want.  

Over time, by extension: Everything must be free of effort, freely accessible, and free of cost.

Consequently, without challenge, with no intellectual or emotional investment, its value is defined.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Persistence of Vibration, Optic and Auditory

Perception and experience merge in memory.

One does not set emotion aside for creative purposes, but the even temperament senses more acutely the range of atmospheric variation, color, and sound essential to composition because the experience is broader and deeper than that colored by internal conflict or extremity of personal feeling.  This is the contrast between subjectivity and objective synthesis apparent in both visual and musical works. Consider the differences between Van Gogh and Dürer, or Beethoven and Brian Eno, for clarity through contrast.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Repeat Mode

Static culture replicates the same content continually.

Superficially, this appears to be a massive failure of imagination, but it is not.  Totalitarian culture replicates content with variations to inculcate ideology and agenda.  Ideally, force is not necessary.

Freedom of thought is rendered ineffectual by social influence, history is rewritten, and pressure to conform is continually applied through repetitions of idea and imagery.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Arc, Cycle, Totality

No gain or loss is perpetual.

This is true in cultural and creative terms. Ends and beginnings are not easily recognized, patterns of social behaviors become static or dynamic over time, and every work proceeds from concept to conclusion according to factors both predictable and unexpected.

Ultimately, the foundation of forward-thinking is tradition.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Grasp subtlety by awareness of atmospheres.

There is a correlation between any environment, natural or man-made, and the ways sound rises and falls in such settings over time.  Observation reveals these processes are distinctive, and may be applied to sound compositions and recordings in ways that produce radically different works than those designed to merge genres or focus solely upon classically minimalist stylings.  And clearly, the jarring contrast in aesthetic purpose between my pieces and others considered to be, by specious academic standards, "sound art", is obvious.

Monday, May 30, 2016

In Gratitude

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Exercise VI

Clear the mind, to the greatest extent possible, of subjective thought and emotion.

Concentrate solely upon sensory perception, and sustain this focus. Consciously see, listen, attend to the atmosphere in every way, including the subtleties of scent and temperature, flavor and what may be called undefined experience.  Whenever possible, choose to engage this exercise.

Reflect upon the nature of these events, and, as warranted, make notes for later consideration, particularly as the writing may clarify or elaborate upon the aesthetic and creative perspective.