i had a good conversation today, about art.
my friend was saying that it means a lot to him when someone connects to the sound/experience of his music. he talked about how we are collectively working together to create a reality/language experience. i remarked that the art that most often resonates with me is that which comes closest to communicating the immediacy of human experience. when it gets close – something in me vibrates
his assertion, which i must concede: ‘there’s no such thing as human experience… because there’s no model about it. it’s just being human. no one knows/owns the truth…we only know our single experiences. it’s pure chaos….but it’s fun.’
even though this is the case, we seek to share, as part of our impulse to connection. maybe this is why we try to create truth – because we want to be able to believe there is a common currency of language that will facilitate the transmission of experiences we want to believe we have in common.
so much of art is yearning, longing. so much of life.
ps: gan, rafa sends his apologies. their album release has been so delayed, and he feels bad that you haven’t been able to hear their new stuff yet. he says that it’s guys like you who give him the strength to keep doing it – not to give up on art and music altogether.