& Disharmonious Music
And where does contemporary modern music find its place?
PETER HÜBNER: Atonal music, 12-tone
music, serial music, the music of the so-called avant-garde does not touch
this aspect of the harmonical, indeed many of them even avoid natural harmony
by all means.
The whole theory of serial compositional technique can do completely without
the aspect of the harmonical that, however, does not make it less interesting,
only with that its public failure is pre-programmed, as medical science has
proven: biological systems are harmonically structured by nature, their functions
are harmonically arranged, they recognise dissonant structures as foreign
to their nature, and therefore spontaneously reject them.
Years or decades of educational process, carried out by the avant-garde and
their helpers on a large-scale through the media, concerts and music academies,
and which they are still carrying out in an overbearing manner, are of no
help here either.
Due to the disregard of the natural order of biological systems, this whole
desire is doomed to fail as a kind of medical disturbance of order.
However, the philosophical and music-theoretical thoughts which belong to
the concepts of modern disharmonious music, should not be diminished by this
statement, and the artistic ability of their creators shouldnt be either.
But even an intelligent car will not be used spontaneously by the public,
as long as its not guaranteed to drive safely.
Garde Music continued
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Great Percussion Orchestra
label: Dissonance in Excellence
total playing time: 7002
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JOURNALIST: I would like to return to
the following question: is it easy to make harmonical music?
PETER HÜBNER: This question can be
explained in the same way as the question about the ease with which a healthy
baby is procreated, because it concerns naturally structured music.
The fertile person is able to father a child, the infertile man is unable,
the man who has restricted fertility will father a disabled child. This is
a simple truth, and it also applies in music, as far as harmonically structured
music is concerned i.e. perfectly harmonical music, natural music.
This craft cannot be learned from outside, just as one cannot learn fertile
strength from outside. One has it or one hasnt, or one has it only to
a limited extent. And our history of music supplies loads of examples which
confirm these facts.
In our times, too, everything is to be found. Just as we find a boundless
multitude of different kinds of animals and plants in the most varied stages
of development, so we find the most varied stages of development of harmonious
music on the music market.
When I see, how someone drives a car like a madman all over a field, then
I dont quite know if he is able to drive in an orderly manner through
the streets. This may be the case- but it may also not be. And thats
the way it his here. One or the other of the composers among the circles of
the avant-garde can possibly make harmonious music as well as he can make
disharmonious music. I am an example for this. But it is equally conceivable
that some of them or even all of them cannot make harmonious music, as this
is only possible if it comes out spontaneously from the inside. And nobody
except me has furnished proof of this.
Without doubt they can approaching the matter from the outside
compose music which, at first glance, seems to be harmonious, for this is
also part of conventional compositional studies. But that sort of music that
has been designed from outside with an image of the harmonious, is not successful
with the public as that which the simple creator of a Schuhplattler,
the typical folk dance of Tirol, Bavaria and Carinthia still has.
The lack of success then only documents infertility, and success with the
audience documents fertility. And if fertility is better, then success will
be fairly long-term, and if fertility is less, then success will only be short-term.
If it is a long-term flop, then this is proof of musical infertility.
In this respect, it is easy to understand whether it is easy or difficult
to make harmonical music. As said beforehand, it is the same as with procreation.
The infertile man cannot father a child despite decades of enormous efforts
and different techniques, and the fertile man can father lots of children
without any effort whatsoever, and without any complicated academic studies
its as simple as that. This is also the absolute answer to the
question of being able to decide to create harmonical music.
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