Perceiving the Natural Overtone-Spectra of the Tone
Ignorance of the Atomic and Subatomic World of the Sound-Space
of the Understanding
Enhancement of the Space- Experience of the Understanding
The Dynamic Space
Enhancement of the Space-Experience of the Feeling
The Integrated Space-Experience
The Balance of Musical Forces
in the Microcosm of Music
Today, the natural spectra of overtones of a tone can easily be identified with scientific means. Due to insufficient cultivation of his inner hearing, however, the conventionally trained music expert is unable to perceive the spectrum of overtones on the level of his inner ear.
to the performing musician the spectrum of overtones of his instrument is
not known in detail.
Just as he plays his instrument without being able to distinguish its individual atoms let alone the combinations of protons, electrons, and neutrons he only hears the basic tones of the music he is playing, and something like a timbre, but not the individual overtones, which are located, as it were, on atomic and subatomic levels. With proper training however, one is able to hear the structure of the overtones.
The "interval," the difference in pitch, is an external musical means to describe the field of potential energy.
An enhancement of the experience of space through the understanding is brought about by elucidating the space between the single overtones of a sound by projecting these overtones to different points in the acoustic space.
The difference in amplitude is an external musical means to describe the field of kinetic energy.
The experience of space through the feeling is enhanced by making audible the integration of clearly differentiated amplitudes which, playfully dancing to the pattern of the composition, light up like shooting stars at various points in space.
The most comprehensive experience of space results from the integration of the experience of space through feeling and understanding. This occurs when, in the process of our musical cognition, the potential and the kinetic energies reach such a state of balance that their forces cancel each other out.
In this case the human mind, stimulated by the outer perception of music, reaches a state of suspension which results in a feeling of weightlessness, and which has a liberating influence on our personality in general.
At this moment, all musical forces, organized in space and time, cancel each other out, and space and time merge completely and perfectly.