3:28AM - College in a couple of hours, i’m not particularly tired, but opposed to sit around the rest of the night or lay in bed regretfully till I pass out and wake up late, i’d rather spend the night exploring musical ideas and getting some stuff recorded down.
Headed on down to the shops to get myself some milk so I can keep myself supplied with some coffee, also listening to the ambient surrounding, remembering one of the key things I identified when I first started going deep into exploring music, that is, music is a journey, a ride, like a train ride, that is, you have your beginning, point A, this is where your journey begins, can be any frequency, any set of notes, melody or noise, then there is the base of which you stand or move on, this would be a train, a car, or if you’re walking, your footsteps, now in music you travel from A to B to C to D, maybe even make a trip back, it’s a journey, and whereas what’s around you will change there will be that ever present base on which you stand on, in music this is one thing that is constant, a beat, a sound, it connects you to the journey, the music, it holds you in, most music will keep this constant, some music can throw you off your base flying, this can create an unnerving, displaced feeling within music, this is often a great creative technique.
No trip, however well planned, can go exactly how it’s planned, nobody can account for every detail in this world, so walking down the road to go to the shops to buy some milk is your goal, and then to return, but what you don’t realise or never truly anticipate is how it’s gonna play out, you’re on your way and a car passes by, fade in noise, fade out, these are the elements of your journey, your music, the birds chirping 3 notes, fade out to settle on the textual dynamic layer of noise ever present in our atmosphere, our air.
Music is a journey, no matter how well composed, calculated, it is a journey the moment you begin to the point where you end, the performance, and no performance is ever the same. I want to improvise and build a journey, a soundscape of which all the elements play out and create the music of the world, where all the layers fade in and out of each other, 3 notes on the keyboard are played here, to fade out to uncertainty, only the surrounding elements of this unpredictable journey can predict what comes next, what the artist, the musician, the person on this journey hears, sees, feels, bring in a movement, a rising note played on a synthesizer tense, it hangs in the air uncertainly, before dropping and withering away, 5 notes on the keyboard react.
Walking The Eigen Path, walking your own path as a musician, an artist, on the artists neverending journey of self exploration, of ones inner most feelings and thoughts and all the external elements of the world, everything is a single uncoordinated performance, every sound, noise, texture sings the song of now now now, the past is but the echo echo echo but still part of now you watch the tail slide by to nothing, good bye, no such thing as the future, it is but the energy and the motivation that keeps the journey going, keeps the elements brewing, the future is never what you hear but what you might hear, point B, point C, point D, but never point stop. No stopping full stop sound is constant, the journey is constant, no one can say the journey ends, only you can say, and hear and feel your own path, your own journey, walking the Eigen path, walking your own path as a musician, an artist, on the artists neverending journey of self exploration, of ones inner most feelings and thoughts and all the external elements of the world, everything is a single uncoordinated performance, every sound, noise, texture sings the song of now now now.