Music beyond the Laws of Causality
The Impulse of Lively Silence
Music on the Basis of Inner Alertness
Freed from Space
and Time: the Absolute "Now"
The First Musical Thought
This is a great cosmic law.
The World of Enlivened Silence
The origin of music lies in the enlivened silence. Music is someone's very private message to his fellow men, from the silence of his heart and from the silence of his understanding completely detached from the world of causality.
Music originates from the inner freedom of man, from the deep silence of the human mind; it rises from the feeling towards the understanding and assumes the form of sound, completely without any outer cause without any perceivable outer purpose, just as a natural expression of the inner, enlivened silence at the depth of the human heart. Music radiates this inner silence into the agitation of the outer world, retaining its expression of nature-given human freedom. Thus, music appears as freedom in the garment of harmony and enchants man for the world of pure beauty, to his own innermost perfect world, to truth.
Contrary to popular misconception, music is not at all meant to lure man into dreaming; rather it is capable of increasing his inner awareness, provided the music itself has been created on the basis of inner alertness.
The origin of music is where the absolute "Now" is experie-nced by man. It is where detached from space and time and therefore freed from past, present and future only his self-consciousness exists; the origin of music is where man realizes "I am," without thinking about his past or his future.
This first original thought of "I am," which arises when man awakens, is the very first mental impulse of his individual existence in the absolute Now. And for the composer, too, this impulse of self-consciousness is his first inner musical thought.