" To be human is to have great ranges of expression, to have such infinite range that one moment there can be warmth and the next moment coldness. But what a dreadfully inadequate description that is…it needs a poet to give even a hint of the richness of being human. What words can hope to describe it?
But could we, perhaps, here just attempt an analogy? For it is as if the human being has thousands upon thousands of energy stores, each tuned for a purpose, each charged with a potential which allows it to sound forth. It is as if each human being is an instrument of concord and discord, consisting of thousands upon thousands of finely tuned circuits; each circuit with its own control of pitch and loudness, able to adjust its voice, in harmony or dissonance, in balance and accord, so that it becomes part of the great pattern which makes the individual."
— quoted from Daphne Oram, An Individual Note
"Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind."
— quoted from Steven Holl, Questions Of Perception: Phenomenology Of Architecture (via house-thestillness)
The deliberately graphic score-like drawings of Swedish artist and composer Travis Wyche contrast with his psychedelic & folk music (a la Bo Hanson), which is rather classically structured with no place for aleatoricism or dripping, as far as I can tell – though his 2010 Numinous Marginalia album is rather freeform ambient and experimental music.
"Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness."
"Everyone carries a room about inside him. This fact can even be proved by means of the sense of hearing. If someone walks fast and one pricks up one’s ears and listens, say in the night, when everything round about is quiet, one hears, for instance, the rattling of a mirror not quite firmly fastened to the wall."