Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sounds of Silence

"What I am seeing on the monitor now suggests a high correlation between authenticity patterns throughout the brain and one particular optional behavior that is quite universal amongst human sentients."

Foggy this morning, but I can 'see'.

Her quick description of the visual abstraction resonated immediately with all present as if she had just articulated what they were thinking. From the time the presentation appeared and for a protracted period afterwards, you could hear a pin drop.

Recalling a time in his youth when popular music virtually orchestrated his REM experiences, the connections reinforced. Setting the clock radio to come on before he ever intended to wake up, he discovered that programming the mind was particularly easy just before he awoke. The motivation was his fascination with morning radio production and the good times he associated with that 'sound'.

Stories drive imagination, like aural information they are presented in serial form. Sequencing snippets of duration is an important aspect of the art. While one can tell our story 'as it happened' in a single chronological stream, it is not necessarily optimal. In fact, jumping around in a timeline mimics how recollection for a human often works.

When deception, obfuscation, misdirection and the like are intended, injected misinformation can deliberately disrupt the orderly sequence of 'chapters'. When music reflects this intent it is awkward, unpleasant, dissonant, disturbing etc. 'Management', put to music, revealing.

"Is this language of the soul the identity linchpin we have been seeking?"

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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