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SCIENTIFIC SENSATION AND THE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES

Music is the Myth of a culture. The model of a world outlook. The classical European conception of the world was mechanistic, deterministic and very much a thing of the past. Life is like a developed film or a wound-up clock. No room for chance. Correspondingly, the social order is centralistic and absolutistic. Music, derived in a hierarchically consonant manner from a key note, is aesthetical, i.e. it stabilizes a given form by cultural regeneration/feedback. The musical concept of notes is analogous to a view that perceives atoms to be indissoluble particles. Composition, established in notes, leaves the structure and dynamic quality of tone by and large unheeded.