Saturday, July 30, 2016

Vanishing Futures

There is no "global culture", a fabrication.  Observation and reasoned analysis confirm this.

Any promotion of multiculturalism as meaning other than shared values is a form of ideological manipulation with an agenda anathema to forward progress of civilized life. Simply observe.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Time Flash

There exists an absurd belief that the artist is only capable of creating for a present audience.

Futurity is not a mere abstraction, but a reality to be created and claimed.  For the artist who can comprehend this, there can be no expectations, only work in the process of coming into being.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gesture and Response

The senses perceive, the mind interprets.

The canvas is bare until expression transfigures it with meaning.  This is the way of the artist as composer no less than that of the legitimate musical composer, but each differs from the other in approach and methodology, philosophy and intent.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Survival Instinct

Arts must be preserved, as culture must be preserved, or these things will be abandoned.

Utopias do not allow expression other than the approved messages of collective egalitarian value.

This is the rejection of art, and of freedom, in service of failed nineteenth century ideologies.

It is indeed strange that before one may act autonomously as a creator one must refuse to be held in subjection to theories reflecting pre-adolescent ideals of "fairness", the ultimate extension of the ignorant and nugatory belief that "anyone can draw like Picasso".

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sound and Myth

Culture tends to re-invent itself over prolonged periods.

Often this involves a loss of cultural ideals.

Nonetheless, as culture becomes unsustainable, typically due to corruption, ignorance, and vanity, cultural change inevitably overwhelms these causes, until such time as they rise again.

Monday, July 25, 2016

First Light

Contrast noise and aesthetically pleasing sounds.

There is more, far more, to the beauty of sound and its perception than "music" represents.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exercise XII

Observe settings as a perceiver, or experiencer.

As a visual artist frames a photograph or sketch, the composer expands the aural sense into the sonic field, identifying individual sounds, their origins, their juxtapositions within the atmosphere, and the dynamics of the sound setting as a whole.

Transpose this sonic reality into an aesthetically rich representation, an evolving canvas of auditory impressions.