An excerpt from, Disorganised Noise: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons).
“A great deal of free jazz is in fact random, and it is random because the organising principles, those social ideas of freedom and expressiveness and brotherhood and love, do not have the same concreteness as pitch, chord, meter, time. What the avant-garde sometimes forgot was that the first thing the Lord did was not to pronounce freedom, but to make an ordered universe out of chaos.”
Read More Improvisation: The Dream of Freedom
“The purpose of music is to quiet and sober the mind, making it susceptible to the divine influences.” Cage, J (1990). Recently I’ve been having a recurring dream that I am in a pool teaching individuals to swim. The people I am teaching are always male, and the mental image in the dream is always identical: we are […]
Read More Dreams: Improvisation of the Mind
Today we’re going to talk about personality tests, more specifically the Enneagram test. This is a personality test which divides you into nine fundamental types based on your primary fear and desire.
Read More The Individualist 14/04/17
Interviews are distressing; they have made me fidgety, shaky, quite unwell even – that was when I really needed a job. So what about that instance when I absolutely didn’t need the job? In fact last year I applied for a position to work at the Venice Bienalle on a whim at 10pm the night before the closing date, mostly to […]
Read More Why I Hate Interviews
“There should be such a feeling of love up on the bandstand, and respect for the other person and what he’s doing, that you give without thinking your support to what the other guy’s doing. Then, when you get your solo, you play what you feel.”
Read More Jazz Music and Experimental Composing
Artists Annie Mather and Angela Van Geete talk about their future in the arts industry and what music means to them. Meanwhile, Annie Mather destroys her favourite paintings:
Read More Art Isn’t for Us
With painting as my medium, I have explored an array of materials and developed a fluidity in my work that would only have developed through choosing such material. I chose to paint as an escape from thinking; to merely create art using only the practice itself to guide my development. As such, being directed […]
Read More Written Response to my Paintings