Dissolving the Individual Limitations with the Listener
Developing the Natural Sense of Community in the Listener
The Simultaneity of All Life-Paths in Music
Highest Sociological Conveyance of Knowledge in Music
Unlimited Course of Life
Comprehending the musical sequence and, simultaneously, distinguishing many different courses of life as represented in the polyphony break the listener's limitations of his purely individual consideration of the path and thus frees him, step by step, from the bondage to the experience of only one single life-path; for, when comprehending the musical sequence, the listener becomes aware of the many possibly infinitely many simultaneous life-paths, and his bondage to an individual life-path dissolves; in that manner he also gains relief from the emotional burden of the desire for personal gain.
In the musical sequence-spaces, the listener consciously un-folds into a social being; because in the sequence-worlds he overlooks the sum of individual life-paths under the aspect of one common, manifold life-pattern, and within his personal ex-perience he therefore reaches the level of knowledge of higher musical order: he sees with the eyes of a true sociologist.
Thus, the listener identifies the various life-paths in their manifold development described by the melodies of polyphonic music as the simultaneity of an infinitely long course of life which now proceeds as if in segments, in periods of life, in a great blaze of colours.
Eventually, with an even greater density of personal experien-ce of the manifold ways, the listener reaches an infinitely long life-path in the moment of the absolute Now.
© AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL 1982