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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 True Field of Science in Music


 
 
 
Since mu­sic as such – the as­pect of pure mu­sic in the sound­ing event – from inside never goes be­yond the mind and also, strictly speak­ing, never reaches the mind since the mind only rep­re­sents the out­er­most bound­ary of mu­sic, one may state that pure mu­sic, by its true na­ture, is not even a part of the hu­mani­ties but be­longs to the field of the sci­ence of the self, the sci­ence of the core of hu­man life, or at least to the field of the sci­ence of the in­tel­lect.

 
Music beyond the Insights of Humanities and Natural Sciences
 
 
How­ever, the mind in the form of the mu­si­cal sound-space rep­re­sents the out­er­most bound­ary of mu­sic, just as smoke rep­re­sents the out­er­most bound­ary of fire; and in that re­spect at least the ef­fect of mu­sic be­longs to the field of hu­mani­ties.

 
The Effect of Music in the Field of the Humanities
 
 
The phi­loso­phy of mu­sic has its basis in the mu­sic lover – in his per­sonal love for mu­sic. Since mu­sic is able to de­scribe the sub­jec­tive and the ob­jec­tive re­al­ity, it is able to ex­press truth.

 
The Philosophy of Music
 
 
There­fore, it is ac­tu­ally man’s love of truth that makes mu­sic so at­trac­tive to him, be­cause the lan­guage of mu­sic, and with it the mu­si­cal de­scrip­tion of truth through the mu­si­cal art­ist – but also the mu­si­cal gain­ing knowl­edge by the lis­tener – is much more com­plete than any other con­sid­era­tion of re­al­ity in com­mon hu­man lan­guage, not to speak of ac­tu­ally gain­ing knowlegde through our col­lo­quial lan­guage.

 
The Holistic Musical Gaining of Knowledge
 
 
Be­cause of the power of its ex­pres­sion the mu­si­cal de­scrip­tion of the re­al­ity of our life ap­peals to our feel­ing much more than com­mon speech, and more­over, be­cause of the com­plex­ity of its flow of in­for­ma­tion, the lan­guage of mu­sic is able to sat­isfy the un­der­stand­ing in its search for truth much more pro­foundly than the spo­ken word.

 
The Power of Musical Expression
 
 
“Mu­sic is greater reve­la­tion
than all wis­dom and all phi­loso­phy.”

Beethoven


   
 
More­over, the proc­ess of ab­strac­tion of any men­tal-spiri­tual im­pres­sions, as well as the proc­ess of mak­ing them con­crete, can be mas­tered sys­tem­ati­cally and com­pletely through the means of mu­sic.

 
Levels of Knowledge in Music
 
 
There­fore, a great art of gain­ing in­ner and outer knowl­edge lies hid­den in mu­sic.

   
     
     
                                 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     
                                     
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