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ETHNIC MUSIC

Scientific Fundamentals of
Music Aesthetics

The Image of
Musical Beauty

The Embodiments
of Harmony

Motivation and Responsibility of the
Musician

Reversal of the Reality
of Creating Music

Analysis of the Process
of Creating Music

Music Theory

The Natural Potential
of the True Artist

Synthesis of the
Artistic and Cultural
Achievement of Music

 

Peter Hübner
Founder of the
Micro Music Laboratories

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  Scientific Fundamentals of Music Aesthetics
       
 
Synthesis of the Artistic and
Cultural Achievement of Music


 
 
 
In the sec­ond case – when the lis­tener li­ves on the level of com­plete ful­fil­ment – the mu­si­cal thought will un­fold only very dis­cretely from the har­mony into the worlds of the se­quences; only very subtly will the mo­tifs and the melo­dies of this com­po­si­tion un­fold into all di­rec­tions of hu­man evo­lu­tion; be­cause here the true mu­si­cal mean­ing li­ves freed from time and space – in the pri­mary sub­stance of the un­bound­ed­ness of space and in the pri­mary sub­stance of the in­fin­ity of time.

 
The Process of Musical Unfoldment beyond Space and Time
 
 
Such a com­po­si­tion will hardly leave the world of an in­ner­most dia­logue – that in­ti­mate dia­logue which takes place on the level of unity: on that level, where man’s in­ner­most feel­ing and in­ner­most un­der­stand­ing ex­pand in­wardly to­wards in­fin­ity.

   
 
The ar­tis­tic mes­sage ac­tu­ally needed by the en­vi­ron­ment may be very dif­fer­ent from the ar­tis­tic mes­sage which the masses call for at the top of their voice.

 
Cultural Feedback in Music
 
 
Eve­ry mother knows that her child enjoys eating choco­late and can­dies more than any­thing else. Why then does she not al­ways give it sweets to eat? Be­cause she knows that the child’s nour­ish­ment would be very incom­plete, and that it would not re­ceive all the nu­tri­ents nec­es­sary for growth.

 
The Cultural Evolution in Music
 
 
In the same way, the masses only ask for shal­low en­ter­tain­ment mu­sic, and by con­sum­ing it, their dis­crimi­na­tive abil­ity to absorb men­tal nour­ish­ment lan­guishes.

   
 
The true mu­si­cian does not lend him­self to such an ir­re­spon­si­ble (and only ma­te­ri­ally prof­it­able) sup­port of the masses’ fad, but, in a very dis­crete man­ner, he lov­ingly in­creases the lis­tener’s ap­pe­tite for those mul­tiple nu­tri­ents which are ab­so­lutely vi­tal for his natu­ral in­ner growth.

 
Liberation from the Music Trends of the Masses
 
 
The true mu­si­cian picks up the pre­sent men­tal-spiri­tual dis­po­si­tion of his en­vi­ron­ment and pro­vides the en­vi­ron­ment with that mu­si­cal nour­ish­ment which can ac­cel­erate the lis­tener in the proc­ess of his natu­ral hu­man un­fold­ment, and which si­mul­ta­ne­ously ad­vances cul­tural in­te­gra­tion in gen­eral.

 
The Cultural-Artistic Feedback in Music
 
 
To ac­com­plish this, the art­ist must first draw upon his own cul­ture, but un­tir­ingly he will refine, cul­ti­vate, beau­tify, and per­fect this given cul­ture. He may even have to lead it from a state of in­di­vid­ual and so­cial disin­te­gra­tion to a har­mo­ni­ous world of cul­tural unity.

 
Systematic Refinement of Culture
 
 
Such an achieve­ment de­mands spe­cific re­quire­ments from the life of the mu­si­cal art­ist: within him­self he must real­ize the unity of self-con­scious­ness, feel­ing and un­der­stand­ing, and in his con­sci­ence he must make the firm reso­lu­tion to real­ize this per­sonal in­ner bliss­ful unity in his en­vi­ron­ment too.

 
The Personal Life of the Composer as the Root of his Musical Achievement
 
 
So, he must also real­ize the sub­stance of mu­sic very per­son­ally, for only on the basis of this per­sonal re­ali­za­tion will he, as a mu­si­cian, be ca­pa­ble of truly gen­erat­ing life-sup­port­ing in­flu­ence.

   
     
     
                                 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     
                                     
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