Saturday, November 19, 2016


Only the individual can take initiative and responsibility.

Within culture, there is order as well as disorder.  Neither is permanent, regardless of which is desirable to one cultural faction or another.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Will and the Real

Culture will be free, and freely develop, or it will not be at all.

Subjected to the coercive force of ideology, and particularly that of a collectivist nature, culture invariably fails entirely, becoming absurd.  This cannot be stopped, and has come to pass generally.

It can, however, be overcome and restored, for the simple reason that it cannot compete with free thought and expression.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Significance and Choice

Ideological observations, or "statements", are of brief duration.

Consider, in contrast, the timeless expression of universal beauty and strength art may attain, and the value of the work it demands.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Exercise XVI

Observe contrasting methods in all forms of action.

Evaluate possible outcomes resulting from spontaneity on the one hand, and restraint on the other. Consider the potential effects of impulsive force and that which is refined; note the nature of both reaction and response. Determine ways in which these forces come to a state of equilibrium, and apply these assessments, as warranted, to creative action.

Put simply, weigh the diverse means to attain total aesthetic effect, and experiment without regard to success or failure.  In this manner, much is revealed.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Extend and Elevate

Recognize the reality, rather than only that which is the appearance of reality.

With this recognition, the realization of direct perception may be grasped and sustained.

In any art form, this is a difficult concept to express, and it is no less so with the art of sound.

Nonetheless, it can and will be done, and those who are willing will listen, and hear.

Sunday, November 13, 2016