Despite its futuristic warcry, most music is old and unchallenging. Even the purveyors of futurism like Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa have found themselves washing their feet in the tepid pool of rhythm and blues. In order for any music to be completely challenging, it must jar the listener. Attack the senses with information that is not so easily processed. It comes as no surprise that this may not always be a pleasant experience.
Symmetry is the essence of beauty. When model Marla Hanson was assaulted, her face was deemed unworthy of magazine covers because it lost its symmetry. My music could easily be Marla Hanson’s face. Scared. Flawed, by society’s standards, yet maintaining the same beauty that always lies in the sweet songs of the Seirēnes.