Saturday, July 23, 2016


Music is more than rhythm, melody, harmony, or "the movement of sound through time".

Repetition, failure of vision, and a refusal to acknowledge forward thinking produces tedium.

For modern culture to keep pace with technology, we must move beyond the predictable, the mediocre, and the mundane in the direction of things more in keeping with heritage and vision, exploration and risk.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sensing Sounds II

It is not enough to simply "expand" consciousness.

Perceptual acuity must be refined and made more receptive for consciousness to be elevated to the point of serving foresight, insight, and expression.  This is the transcendent goal of all the arts, to be the medium of communication for experience greater than the self.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Focus and Force

The senses can be dulled by too little or too much experience.

The significance of perception, for culture and artist, cannot be overstated.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Style, Presentation, Action

Certain audiences seek only appearances.  To these, substance is secondary.

In contrast, others seek depth of content, vision, and meaning.  Each audience reflects cultural perspectives that impact art, and each changes, with culture, over time.  Regardless of method, expression exists to convey content to both, through works that open doors to all.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Symphony in Rising Heat

The mind seeks patterns through all levels of consciousness.

These patterns serve as fundamentals of awareness, and reasoning, which may be expressed in any form. The artist as composer, like all intent observers, listens, and hears.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Freedom of expression is paramount.

If freedom is to exist, it must be illuminated by reason and vision. Nothing less will stand or serve.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Exercise XI

Take in the sensory environment.

Attend to the elements of the setting according to perceptual information impressed upon all the senses. Envision all this information in the form of sounds, as a fusion of sensory material.

Consider the final form of this fusion as a sonic composition in full, without imposition of the common musical elements of melody, harmony, etc., focusing on tone, pattern, and form only.