The Creative Music Listener as a Free Music Creator
Experiencing Relative Music as a Musical Mirage
The Spark of the Immeasurable Fire of Absolute Musi
of the Outer Musical Happening
But now that we have arrived at the field of creative music listening and, as free music creators, look out from the realm of the harmony to the relative musical worlds of the sequences and motifs, and also see the tones at the horizon of the outer music, then suddenly the same sequences, which we had thought so real before, and more so the motifs and particularly the tones, now appear rather unreal and completely insignificant compared with our total musical experience in the unlimited field of the absolute Now, in the immeasurable musical force-field of the pure harmony.
Seen from this new standpoint of creative music listening, the relative worlds of music, valued so high before, now appear to the newborn tone-creator as extremely limited, otherworldly mirages mere suggestions of musical expression, with an extremely limited power of expression.
And to him, this limited musical expressiveness is just a spark, at best, of the immeasurable fire of absolute music which he experiences within himself a spark which, to him, appears completely forlorn in the outer relative field of the bustle of musical activity.
still we are grateful to the spark; for, just as a single ray of sunlight
establishes the existence of the great sun and points out the direction to
it, likewise this small, insignificant spark once enabled us to infer the
existence of a deeper musical meaning.
And in the course of our process of gaining knowledge in music, the increasing radiance of this spark glimmering faintly at first, and glowing stronger all the time showed us the way towards the musical truth, towards the radiant truth of music.
© AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL 1982