Herr Hübner, you sometimes entitle your musical work with In
Gloriam Dei, In Honour of the Creator. Are
you a very religious person?
PETER HÜBNER: In my opinion, it is very significant to be
a religious person when you do creative work. I dont believe that
somebody can do real creative work without the awareness that he is
in immediate service to the Creator, and representing his interests
in the world.
It is fashionable in many places in the world nowadays particularly
in modern industrial society , to present yourself as an atheist.
In my opinion, that is inhuman, and leads the following generation into
nothingness, in respect of the mind and soul, and in the end, into isolation,
also from yourself.
I cant make it happen, let alone guarantee, that a human being
finds his way to God, but in times when modern atheism is constantly
expanding even within the church I, who in his profession
solely draws from the goodwill of the Creator and his nature, must set
a sign which opposes the work of modern atheism.
JOURNALIST: Herr Hübner, you
have created a wide range of music, which one would normally call Sacred
Music. Do you want to support religiousness, or lead human beings
PETER HÜBNER: I am not a regular church-goer, but see myself
as a devout Christian.
I believe that religiousness is an innate basic gift of every individual
just like the free will. One person makes more use of it than
the other, a third person doesnt need it at all.
The church is an organisation whose founders aimed to support and promote
man in his natural religiousness.
In the church some demand that this should be their main personal interest
whilst others concentrate on being active in the name of faith by means
of political manipulation. I think that should be everybodys own
business, as he bears his very own responsibility for his actions anyway.
But as far as my field is concerned, music, I dont see anybody
in church at present, who consciously and purposefully occupies himself
with investigating the Creators laws of harmony, making them audible
through music and glorifying this work. Thus, I see myself obliged to
do it myself.
Many people tell me that my music strengthens their belief in God, their
belief in the beauty and harmony of life which is the basis of the world.
Even intellectual atheists call my music heavenly music.
All this confirms that my activities are right, and so I serve the individual
believer or non-believer in his natural unconscious or conscious search
for the realms of heaven.
I am glad to belong to those who endeavour to achieve joy in life, happiness
in life and harmony in life for the individual, in honour of the Creator
In Gloriam Dei.
A A R E D I T I O N I N T E R N
A T I O N A L 2001