Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pleasing your own ear has its beginnings in acknowledging that you like some sounds better than others. As soon as you realize that you don't like a sound--for whatever reason, or for no apparent reason at all--you are on the way to a dramatic "plot line" for a piece. Getting from a sound we do like to a sound we don't like and doing so on purpose is quite like telling a story.