The Composer on the Musical Path of Cognition
The Musical Creator and the Listener on the Musical Path of Cognition
The Composer Creates the Path of Knowledge for the Listener
The Goal of Self-Knowledge Shining like the Sun
The Perfect Music-World of the Harmony
The Way of the Composer to the Music Listener
The Music Creator in the Light of Truth
Action and Non-Action as Musical Unity
Example of the Composer
in the Cognitive Process in Music
No copy can be made without an original; and likewise, in the field of music the listener, too, will not be able to walk the path of knowledge if the composer has not walked it in advance himself.
It may certainly appear to the interpreter that he merely describes some kind of way to the listener; for the true music listener, however, the composer himself treads this path in the course of the musical act and thus accompanies his listener personally to the heights of musical knowledge.
this it is plausible that, while he creates it, the composer walks off that
path of cognition, which he describes in the musical work.
This again requires naturally that the composer walks this path with all of his being, from the depth of his heart and with a clear mind, and that he commits all of his feeling and understanding: to pave the way of musical gaining knowledge in all its aspects for his listener.
Understandably, having been paved in that manner, such a path of cognition rules out the concept of an outer act of composing from the very root, and demands from the composer clairvoyant abilities; for right from the onset of his musical activity the composer must allow the great, sun-like radiant goal of self- knowledge to shine from his mental eye so that his listener may rush unperturbedly through the great worlds of the musical force-fields.
As mentioned earlier, the composer has a twofold task here, and simultaneously he sets the music listener a twofold example:
So, he enters the
world where his listener patiently waits, he takes him by the hand and guides
him on joyful ways through the motif-spaces and sequence-spaces into the infinite
domain of the harmony, towards himself.
In that manner, the musical creator guides his listener into that world where the listener cognizes himself where creating and listening to music are one: where all things are one.
While on the one hand, in the absolute force-fields of the harmony, the composer sets the music listener the example of someone living in the light of truth, cognizing uncloudedly, immovable on the outside, swaying in his own happiness indeed the picture of a true musical creator on the other hand, simultaneously he is the personal example of a successful music listener, in that he walks confidently ahead of the listener from the limited world of the musical sound-space to the unlimited spheres of the harmony.
the path of musical knowledge for himself gives the listener the experience
of right action.
For when he reaches the heights of musical truth while coming from the musical sound-space, and arrives at the absolute musical fields of the harmony, he makes the personal experience of non-action; because, in the field of the harmony, the listener suddenly realizes that music is self-creative flowing within itself, acting within itself.
And when eventually the listener himself, from his state of self-awareness, becomes creative very naturally and completely effortlessly, he experiences the unity of non-action and action by remaining, on the one hand, in the field of the harmony, i.e. resting in the state of pure self-knowledge, and by creatively treading the path, on the other hand, in his self-created musical world, and to act rejuvenatingly in it.