Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Synthesizer

Turn on
the power,
and begin:

play the keys
twiddle the knobs,
change the filters.

Thankfully,
there are few rules,

only imagination
and sounds
never before produced,
only dreamt,

filling all that
empty
silent space,
with aural color,

and ignore the presets,
as they were made
for efficiency,
not experience.

Truly,
this synthesis of
the machine’s heart
and the creator’s soul,

working in concert,
can make
something
out of nothing,

wherein lies
the magic of art.

[This is Moskowitz' present synthesizer of choice. Photo courtesy of usnovation.com]

18 comments:

  1. Synthesizer--a word/instrument with a vast song, and you sing it well! I love the "aural color" and the imagination where the heart and soul join together to create something new. Wow.

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  2. aw...how clever of you to play with synthesizer! i echo Sanaa :)

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  3. The keyboard where the magic happens.......how wonderful!

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  4. It is the king of keys :)

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  5. it is the art of creation - of joining that music, that instrument to create music. its not you. its not the machine. its not even the music. it is what is accomplished in coming together.

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  6. I loved how this word moved like music...ebbing and flowing. And I felt a beautiful metaphor also bubbling up...

    'the machine’s heart
    and the creator’s soul,

    working in concert,
    can make
    something
    out of nothing,

    wherein lies
    the magic of art.'

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  7. What a beautiful way to give art meaning. Artists are magicians. Love that!!

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  8. Something out of nothing.. that's what it is all about!!

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  9. and who knows what wonders will resonate from this collaboration of creativity with the music box...

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  10. Great word, B. The last two lines are so clever.

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  11. Yes, a fine arts person engages that organ which is most underused in academia—the heart. Thereby creates "the magic of art"...
    So so beautiful, Mosk!

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  12. Loved the paced rhythm to this piece, and the closing 2 lines.

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  13. Luv the magic in this poetry process, Mosk.

    Much love...

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  14. I love your creative expression of the process involved with this craft...wonderful, Mosk!

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  15. Wonderful song for synthesiser and synthetist! As a musician, I can appreciate your words all the more deeply :-)

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