07/3/19 / by Jesse Griffith

Day 65

I don't take for granted having found passion in the pursuits that I want to have occupying my existence. That is my one wish for everybody, to discover, explore and pursue, whatever it may be that light's the proverbial spark that is nurtured into flame.

Even if getting through the day's session has resistance, a feeling of reluctant maintenance, it is always good and on the other side is a sense of accomplishment and a calmness that eases into the remaining day. My phone was dead so I only captured the time with memory and experience, no photo or audio was documented. Two hours can be gone in a blink of the eye inside the obscura as the camera focuses on one scene that is always changing, My focal point is on creating sounds that are pleasing(not exclusively) but are always morphing, even in a cycle of steadfast repetition, subtle nuances alter the results in unpredictable ways.

There is a single vibration that derives from having the idea of the note in the brain through some form of agency or consciousness (which some say happens outside of us?)to the tips of the right hand finger making first contact with the string traveling along its entire length ultimately reaching the left hand fingers that dictates the pitch, tone, duration, attack etc... The capo I use intercepts this connection adding a layer of unpredictability that is at the heart of the wandarian mode. This opens the doors for various manipulations and a fascination that I haven't felt since I was a child first learning the instrument. The process happens for each note and I am trying to pay closer attention to the space between each note, even if I'm playing hundreds of them. This is where I feel the magic happening and where the physical parabolic structure helps to conduct the series of notes into something more than the sum of the parts. It is in this place where the feeling of time evaporates for a moment and I am immersed whole hardheartedly into the sound.