I gave a concert of my recent surround-audio electronic works on WSU School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series this weekend, and wrote the following program notes to… Read more “Faculty Artist Series program notes”
“And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Silmarillion”
Passing down genes and ideas in harmony.
The players and the cynics might be thinking it’s odd,
but if you rewind the tape, we’re all copying God.
Copying God. Copying God.
Copying God, copying God.
Add your own piece, but the puzzle is God’s.”
Jack White, “Zoo Station Zebra”
Henry Brant, “Spiritual Music: ‘positive’ negative theology?”
Hans Urs von Balthasar, “The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics” (volume 1, “Seeing the Form”)
II. 2 October In the context of the above and my most recent sketches toward “One Day as a Thousand Years…” I have been musing (mus[ic]ing) on… Read more “Time, change, perfection. Seeking a new music: II. 2 October”
What kind of sound do I want to make? What kind of sound do I want to hear? Sound. Organized. Structured… time? Marked time? Imagined ways of… Read more “Time, change, perfection. Seeking a new music: I. 30 September”
I’ve been hearing composers and performers light-heartedly wishing they could just be rock stars for years. Sometimes not entirely light-heartedly. Most composers and performers I know listen… Read more ““Serious” music?”
Excerpts from: Charles E. Ives: Memos (Ed. Kirkpatrick; Norton 1991) Charles Ives: Essays Before a Sonata, The Majority, and Other Writings (Ed. Boatwright; Norton 1961) “To a… Read more “Charles Ives on Authenticity”