Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sketchbook - Music Sweep

Music heard invites us to step into the landscape it creates as it unwinds, unrolls, explodes...

Making music takes the mind on a wander, half our senses involved in the technical, adding to the waterfall of sounds.  The other half responds, the conscious suggesting new directions, the unconscious making connections to memory and imagination, opening doors and windows to a sweep of fresh experience in the mind.  

Improvisation multiplies the inrush of experience, and improvisation in collaboration with others makes for an exponential explosion in which musician as creator and listener is danced away to places he might otherwise never reach.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sketchbook - Shame


First lines on the page seemed inward-facing, reminded me of how much sometimes as a teen one just wants to be invisible, to pull one's being away from the visible world and disappear from view. 

This girl is wishing it so hard she's beginning to disappear at the edges.