Saturday, December 17, 2016

Arc of Idea and Action

Meaning implies continuity.

Left unresolved, chance and accident provide little in the way of significance.  

When intent and purpose impels action, freedom of will has profound influence in determining the outcome of events, regardless of the vicissitudes of circumstance. 

It should not be forgotten that this applies even to nuanced artistic gesture, as it contributes to the progress, and ultimately, to the total effect of finished works.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Some Will Understand, Others Will Not

Bring the uncanny into expression.  It is a tall order, yet it can be done.

The beginning is abstract, that is to say, theoretical.  This vision must comport with the possibility of perceptual reality that may be rendered in concrete form.  For the composer, this acknowledges the fact that sounds must be transformed and synthesized to evoke extramundane experience, and then juxtaposed and reproduced in aesthetic contexts unrelated to designs generally attributed to music, while being accessible within the sphere of art.

What the mind conceives, the hand may render.  Listen, and hear.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Something Missing

Among many things, culture reflects the common aspirations of a social group.

Without cohesion, there is only decay, and no government of any value can provide this.  It is found in the vision of the artist, in authentic expression, and in the traditions and rituals of community.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Singularity of Form and Content

Ubiquity and saturation have reduced all media to a nugatory state.

Feigned interest is the rule of the day.  One can no longer say, such and such a thing is "marvellous", or "unique",  Availability and repetition renders even the finest forms commonplace, mundane, and, to some extent, regardless of quality, banal.

Those seeking authentic representations of experience must discover expression that is sui generis, uncanny, unexpectedly original, and transformational.  One must go far beyond externals to do so.

Monday, December 12, 2016


Cultural variables directly impact perspective and expression in varying degrees.

It is worth noting that some cultural groups are interested in a broad spectrum of experience, while others are conditioned to respond to extremely limited sets of expectations.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Light of Reason

Fundamentally, one must discriminate between reality and the mere appearance of reality.

Critical discernment of this nature informs all experience, from perception to expression.