AN OVERVIEW -
Each release put out by rgms fits an unspoken set of experimental criteria.
It is unspoken so as to function as an open system rather than a closed one.
We do not wish to precipitatley impose an aesthetic or meaning upon the rgms.
Instead, the rgms must be approached as a symbol with its own desires, allowing it to flower by its own volition.
By nature, creation is limitation, consciously or unconsciously we create a structure within which a symbol may begin to take shape. Without this form, a symbol (or an idea) escapes back to the realm of pure abstraction.The nature of the experimental within the rgms is to bring form into a new dimension by allowing the experience of the ideas themselves to carry one to an unforeseen destination.
Improvisation plays a key role in many rgms releases.
Methodology is not prioritized over aesthetics, but it is encouraged in order to cultivate a music where the Apollonian (ordered) principle is balanced with that of the Dionysian (emotional).
|Brygos Painter, Dionysus Surrounded by Satyrs|
The rgms features specific releases from artists rather than representing the artists as a whole - many contributors and members have works outside of the umbrella of RGMS. For more info on other projects, see artist profiles below.