We live in a time of many changes. The historic definition of
perception is beginning to alter. The physical changes
eminating from within the mind and self reflect a great
stirring within consciousness.
Music is just one of the many forms of expression that are
undergoing a creative surge. It is only natural to compare
what is new to that which is familiar. Music, along with
other art forms and expressions, is rapidly arriving at a new
state of being. This is occurring because the expansion of
consciousness and the expansion of aspects and definitions
are changing so rapidly it is no longer possible to fit new
music into the old molds. Musicology will never be the same.
How anyone works, and what they ultimately produce is
now a product of an entirely new field of technology. The
very definition of musical instruments is changing.
Live performance and studio performance afford different
possibilities. Competition and music in a way are antithetical.
All is relative, and all is unique. The doors of perception
depend upon the individual.
One performance, or one piece of music does not have to
invalidate another. A flower stands on it’s own, except that
people seem to have a need to decide which is the best.
All this is to say the music on this recording is not exactly like
any other music. Music can change how we think and feel.
Music has been written for different occasions, and even
for different times of the day.
There is an experimental spirit to this music. After all, why
should the space scientists and genetic engineers be the only
ones to risk experimentation. The arts are alive with the
vigor of new ideas.
In a sense, a musical idea is like a flower.
Gary Michael Graves