Carei F. Thomas

"Compositions and Concepts"

About the Book

"Compositions and Concepts"
   by Carei F. Thomas

I love composing, performing and sharing out of the midst of living and align myself with a cause and effect philosophy, exemplifying process and product as one and concluding the journey and destination are the same.  

There have been many stages in my development with my compositions going back and forth conceptually from simple songs, to investigations of complex methodologies, to experimentation with mathematical and visual paradigms.  This pendulum motion supports my idea of carrying history forward while uniting that which was with the ever-present possibilities of "now time." The purpose of this design is to push new musical ideas forward while keeping history alive.

I hope some of what I have presented in this book will spark other theorists to look at their own historically unique concepts and help them see how their contributions enrich their colleagues and communities. For those of you who play these compositions/songs, please make them your own. They are formally mine, but use them as ways to express your own connection to the universe.