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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
-- E. F. Schumacher
Older stuff (Youtube):
For me, a miniature is just another name for something you started and couldn't finish (as a full work),
Personally, I actually like some people's miniatures better than their 'full length' works, because the miniatures are free of evidence of the artist trying to 'live up' to some external (or even internal) expectation or pre-imposed form/structure, which can have the nice side benefit of allowing the artist to reveal their 'true nature' (the one that is 'effortless')
Not sure if any of my miniatures represent my true nature, but they do represent a number of brief episodes of trying to let go and spin the creative wheel of chance (thanks Georg), i.e noodling, without any real imposed preconceived structure. There is a moment where some emergent behaviour manifests in the form of a distinctly recognizable melody or pattern. Perhaps with enough of these, sufficient material will exist with which to build an actual composition... That's not the driving motivation, but it is an interesting application.
I am attempting to bone up on physical acoustic modelling, which is slow going... maybe I should post a series of studies in that before actually going for a longer work based on that... the posted efforts came pretty naturally, based on some previous sessions with Spaceship Graveyard in Vancouver last November 2011 and February 2012,
Hard to say...
One day, it might be an attempt to purge a devil, the next, an attempt to commune with an angel.
Most days, it will be far more likely an exercise in self-discipline and gaining technical skill (the 'boring' stuff)
Gom jabbar!... I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Another little letting go of fear:
About me... don't let yourself become a victim of ulnar nerve palsy... Don't pretend it was a mini-stroke, that you deserved it, that it might go away without help... if you work in IT and you are a keener in your 30s, it can happen to you... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZY1UiZKb-8&feature=related