Musical Knowledge of the Listener and of the Composer
Lack of the Absolute Sound-substance in the Tools of Cognition
Knowing the Eternal Reality of Absolute Music
Cognition of Meaning and Form in Music
The Dual Musical Truth
In the course of these experiences during our relative musical process of gaining knowledge, and during our free musical process of creation each time a completely different musical truth discloses to us.
If the experience of the absolute sound-substance is lacking in our tools of cognition, then we necessarily deduce only the extremely limited shadow images of the musical reality and we even believe that these shadow images are the whole musical reality.
however, we perceive the perfect fundamental vibration of the absolute sound-substance
clearly in our tools of cognition, then suddenly, by virtue of this perception,
a completely different insight reveals itself.
As if with seven-league boots we now enter the absolute musical force-field of the harmony without any obstacles, and perceive there an infinite, unlimited flow of music beyond space and time.
we realize that this almighty force-field of the harmony is the one and only
eternal reality of the true musical event in its supreme perfection.
Then we must admit that, in comparison, the outer relative musical event is but a mere shadow, a reflection hardly visible.
ambiguity of our cognitive valuation of music is therefore based on a non-experience,
or on an experience, of the perfect fundamental vibration of the absolute
sound-substance in our tools of cognition.
And whereas, in the process of music, we perceive only the form of the music as it were, we comprehend on the absolute musical level of the harmony the content of all music.
While the form of music develops in space and time, its content remains dynamic and in an infinite flow of unlimited diversity within its original realm of the harmony.
© AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL 1982