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ETHNIC MUSIC

The Science of Music

The Scope of the
Science of Music

The Inner Breath of Music

The Function of the
Inner Breath in Music

The Scientific Aspect
in Music

The Perfect Musical
Description

The Twofold System
of Music Analysis
of the Composer

The Aspect of
Humanities in Music

The True Field of
Science in Music

The Sociology of Music

The Ecology of Music

The Physics of Music

The Physiology of Music

The Economy of Music

Music Critique

Dance in Music

 

Peter Hübner
Founder of the
Micro Music Laboratories

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  The Science of Music
       
 
The Inner Breath of Music


 
 
 
By its na­ture the in­ner breath is the es­sence of mu­sic. The in­ner breath en­ters the mind and enli­vens it from within. Thereby the mind gains uni­ver­sal­ity – an in­fi­nitely mani­fold form.

 
The Essence of the Musical Performance
 
 
The subtle vi­brat­ing of the in­ner breath within the mind brings about the con­nec­tion of all the mu­si­cal pa­rame­ters, and this per­fect co­or­di­na­tion re­sults in the natu­ral in­te­gra­tion of the com­po­si­tion.

 
The Process of Combining all Musical Parameters
 
 
The breath that en­ters the mind from within must not be mis­taken for our outer breath – just as the thought of a house is not iden­ti­cal with its physi­cal struc­ture. Our in­ner breath un­der­lies our think­ing, and from the depth of our mind it causes the move­ment of the mind’s sur­face; it causes its wave struc­ture.

 
The Seat of the Inner Breath of Music
 
 
Let’s imag­ine the smooth sur­face of the wa­ter of a lake be­ing stirred from out­side, by the wind, to move in waves. On the men­tal level this cor­re­sponds to an ex­ter­nal stimu­la­tion: through the senses of per­cep­tion or through mem­ory – which may also re­sult in some sort of com­po­si­tion.

 
The Uncreative Method of Creating Music
 
 
The true crea­tive men­tal stimu­la­tion through the in­ner breath is a com­pletely dif­fer­ent proc­ess. Origi­nat­ing from be­yond in­ha­la­tion and ex­ha­la­tion, and be­ing the basis of both, the in­ner breath cre­ates from within it­self a uni­ver­sal, in­fi­nitely subtle vi­bra­tion through the proc­ess of self-re­ali­za­tion. This subtle vi­bra­tion per­me­ates the sub­stance of our mind and stimu­lates it to as­sume a form; thus – on the basis of the natu­ral in­ner breath, from the in­ner free­dom of self-re­ali­za­tion – the live com­po­si­tion arises in the mind of the mu­si­cal art­ist.

 
The Realization of the Enlivened Composition
 
 
With the in­ner breath the most com­pre­hen­sive height of hu­man­ity, that is, the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the soul, is car­ried into mu­sic; and through the in­ner breath mu­sic, in its es­sence, is sus­tained in the mu­si­cal event. The in­ner breath is the most re­fined tool for cre­at­ing mu­sic and is the pri­mary matter of mu­sic it­self.

 
The Characteristics of the Soul in Music
 
 
In the full­est sense of the word, the in­ner breath is the soul of the com­po­si­tion and is the deep­est place to where the mu­sic lover can men­tally reach. Only here can the lis­tener suc­ceed in truly unit­ing with the truth ex­pres­sed in mu­sic.

   
 
And here the lis­tener ex­peri­ences him­self as iden­ti­cal with the com­poser him­self. Here the lis­tener per­ceives him­self as the com­poser of all com­po­si­tions – as the crea­tor of all mu­sic.

 
The Process of the Music Listener's Identification with the Composer
 
 
On this level of his in­ner breath, the cog­niz­ing lis­tener ex­peri­ences the su­preme, mu­si­cal crea­tive feel­ing of power and thus ex­peri­ences the ulti­mate hap­pi­ness of the realm of mu­sic.

   
 
He who ex­peri­ences the ma­te­rial of the mind as a sub­stance as clearly as he per­ceives the wa­ter-ma­te­rial of a wave splash­ing around him, is not yet per­ceiv­ing the lively sub­stance of that in­ner breath which causes the crea­tive, free men­tal wave func­tion from within, and which, at the same time, re­mains as if hid­den.

 
The Original Material of the Art of Sound
 
 
The means to per­ceive this in­ner breath lies in the com­plete in­te­gra­tion of the three­fold struc­ture of the in­tel­lect with the self-con­scious­ness; and this is a gift of the in­ner breath to the self-con­scious­ness.

 
The Means to Perceive the Inner Breath
 
     
     
                                 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     
                                     
  With kind permission of AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL
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