Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016


As the eye is opened, so the ear is filled, expanding awareness.

To drive perceptual acuity down to narrow limits is absurd.  One sees the world, listens, and hears, beyond the contexts of art and music.

This is elevation, of aesthetic insight and individual consciousness.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Perspective Shift

Observe any environment carefully.

Detailed observation reveals that elements of the environment may be seen as both separate and unified forms.  With care, sounds may be composed and presented in ways that may be perceived in like manner, as opposed to methods utilizing the common aspects of musical composition and production.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Soul Sacrifice

If one is an artist, one gives of oneself.

This is the force and the risk of art.  It is expression, and it is being.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Great Doubt

Instinct, intellect, and intent motivate artist and listener.

Conformity, complacency, and consumerism motivate audiences.  But this is a general rule, and an observation that is dynamic in scope.  Artist and listener remain unmoved, and undeterred in the search for the creative fire that alters reality and culture.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Fortunes, and Reversals

The arts are not simply Reformed, as are institutions, from without or within.

Visions are conceived, old orders collapse, and culture is broadened and elevated by expressions both unexpected and unheralded.  Often this arrives at the end of any prolonged and implacable oppression, and, as is so often said, nothing is ever the same again.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Real and the Good

It is clear to most that appearances are not always as they seem.

Nonetheless, in terms of culture and the arts, this should be the exception, and not the rule.

A free society is one in which individuals of good will can communicate honestly and act to mutual benefit without being burdened by duplicity and avarice.  The artist who understands this will not fail to act with integrity, and it will be reflected in the artist's work as a true sign of merit, since it is, in many ways. a revolutionary expression against the falsity of the age.