By Matt Borghi
© 2001, Matt Borghi. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
NOTE: Matt is no longer a columnist on The Muse's Muse. His
life has gotten extremely busy. We all recognize that such things
happen and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. I'm
very grateful for the time he took to participate.
Sound will deal with sound as a whole. Iíve chosen the title In
Sound, because that will allow me to write freely about sound, as
that includes all music, and anything of or pertaining to sound.
Itís this flexibility that is necessary when one decides to write
a regularly scheduled topic-based piece, such as a column; you want
to be specific, but you want to be general, as well.
Sound will focus on tying sonic, and musical experiences, and in
some cases extra-musical experiences, into creativity and inspiration
as a whole, with special emphasis on composition and songwriting.
As a sound artist, Iím constantly inspired by those sounds around
me, itís my goal to bring some of those stories and ideas to the
page here, expound on them, and possibly create new compositional
and music writing perspectives for other artists to consider when
they set about to create.
A short bio
In Sound: Life-Music: The Sonic Landscape of Life -
My first installment of In Sound at The Muse's Muse deals with the inspiration of life's sonic landscape, or all of the sounds around you, and how you can use it to further both your artistic process and other artistic endeavors.
Matt Borghi is a Detroit, Michigan-based composer/sound artist
and writer. With four recordings to his credit, Mattís music has
been played all over the world. Matt also writes about music quite
a bit, and currently his staple gig is writing record reviews for
All Media Guide/ Allmusic.com. He also writes for BPM Culture Magazine,
Artbyte, New Age Voice, Massage Magazine, and Sequences U.K., as
well as a variety of Web sites including Toastmag.com, Fringecore.com,
Alternate Music Press, Urban Mozaik, Aural-Innovations, and many
others. You can hear Mattís music at http://www.mp3.com/mattborghi.
Also, drop Matt a line. Despite the uninviting picture, heís really
a pretty friendly guy!