✦ STUDY ✦

 

I've been nagged for some years now by this internally voiced quality control auditor/minister of aesthetics/authenticity itch. This voice insists that I exercise a much greater degree of specificity, discipline and control over my creative process and tools, while vaguely promising a far more authentic and true representation of my creative vision as the outcome.  After quite a bit of honest reflection on my creative output and what I want, I recently came to the conclusion that I am not creating things that are true to what I see and hear within.  Not even close.  The brutal reality of this internal evaluation is best told another time; creatives can be violent and tyrannical with themselves when it comes to quality.  So the real situation is that for the first time in many years, I am willfully and patiently undertaking the process of deep study in order to take my craft and art to a new level.  It means that there is a possibility of no new work for a while.  But that isn't actually acceptable, so in reality, the new project is to establish a life/work/creation situation in which it is much easier to manifest better music, art, word and life, and in the process of learning, new material will surely slough off.  How?  Self-study, discipline, practice, repetition, abstraction, immersion, association, intensity and uncompromising commitment to living up to my potential.   

But HOW...

  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Algorithms
  • Recursion
  • Randomness
  • Nature
  • Reading... Lots and lots of it
  • Failing and getting right back up 
  • Practicing (insane, blind, no plan-B style, and patient, intelligent, focussed/efficient style)
  • Cultivate a personal Theory/Practice/Philosophy/Action network
  • Learning
  • Detachment from the outcome
  • Investment in myself
  • Typing
  • Modeling Solutions
  • Believing

BUT HOWWWWWWW...

  • Javascript
  • Max/MSP
  • C
  • Processing
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Supercollider
  • Python
  • LUA
  • Swift
  • Autodidacticism
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Love
  • Discretion
  • Devotion
  • Practice
  • Patience
  • Trust
  • Discipline

What Is This Project?

The reinvention of my life.  Manifesting something I have been dreaming of.  Building my art, craft  and livelihood consciously, from the very bottom to the top, and honoring the divine architecture behind it.