Sonic asymmetry is an attempt to share the extraordinary adventure in the holistic appreciation of the frequency, amplitude, duration and form of sound waves. For some, this will be music, for others just noise. This electronic (and mute) internet medium will occasionally share impressions from the aural confrontation with the musical output from many traditions, milieux, schools and styles. Some of the artists have functioned outside any recognizable movement, others preferred to evolve within more familiar canons. There is nothing that defines their belonging to one category, other than the capacity to surprise our auditory system.
As this site grows, I will try to help the readers in the maze of often little-known musical creativity. But all evaluation is necessarily subjective and no attempt will be made to justify the views that may be incongruent with the dominant, reputational value of the recordings. If the artistic unpredictability is the most highly prized aspect of the musical adventure, dogmatic conformism is its biggest enemy.
I encourage active listening. Only then can we experience fully the violation of our gestaltic expectations and rediscover the hidden beauty of the musical imagination. It is like taking a familiar photograph and flipping it upside down, forcing our brain to find new clues about the unexpected sensory material. The rediscovery of the aesthetic function of music is the modest ambition of this site.