The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music

Music can be such a powerful force of influence, good or bad.  Listening to popular music these days I fear that the bad guys know its power and have commandeered it for nefarious purposes.

 The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music by Robert Kelly

“[In] sound itself, there is a readiness to be ordered by the spirit and this is seen at its most sublime in music.” —Max Picard

Despite the popular Romantic conception of creative artists as inspired madmen, composers are not idiots savants, distilling their musical inspiration from the ether. Rather, in their creative work they respond and give voice to certain metaphysical vi- sions. Most composers speak explicitly in philosophical terms about the nature of the reality that they try to reflect. When the forms of musical expression change radically, it is always because the underlying metaphysical grasp of reality has changed as well. Music is, in a way, the sound of meta- physics, or metaphysics in sound….more at link http://aetherforce.com/the-music-of-the-spheres-or-the-metaphysics-of-music/

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One response to “The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music

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