“When visitors to Picasso’s studio asked him: “What is that? Does it rest on a pedestal? Does it hang on the wall? Is it a painting or sculpture?” Picasso simply responded: “It’s nothing, it’s a guitar!’”
So when people ask: “What should I be using, my ears? My eyes? What is it? A dance? An act? Music?” I say: “it’s simply a tango, it’s my personal tango!!!””
Reflexive music is a musical structure provoking a relation where elements of different mediums are self-related and still in perfect sync with its opposite elements.
In art it is common to have an interaction of more than one medium. Most of the times if not always it will produce one medium as more dominant than the other. In reflexive environment each medium is in a relation with itself and at the same time in a relation with its counter medium they become equally important, each of the participating parts is irreplaceable and therefore non-separable.
In my research over the past 15 years I discovered that in order to make the different mediums create this type of reflexive relation there must be a very streaked set of rules, structure and moment of perfect synchronization.
In reflexive music we have demonstrated that the score and the triggers create those moments of streaked synchronization and at the same time keep the freedom of the medium to be expressed.
The result is perceived by the audience as a complete unity of the mediums where no one is dominant and both are inseparable.
(two important phrases that were used re reflex and reflexive music: “keren is creating traps for musicians”, “we are still composing sounds, you are composing people…”