microcosm of music does indeed differentiate between the past and the future,
but seen from the present both are equally significant. Seen from the microcosm
of music, evolution does not fundamentally move only from the past
via the present to the future, but just as well from
the future via the present to the past.
In this respect, seen from the microcosm of music the grandfather is
not indiscriminately the older person and the grandchild the younger person,
but they are both only viewpoints of the person who, from his supposed present
looks forward and/or backwards. If he looks back, he thinks he sees the grandfather,
and if he looks forwards, he thinks he sees the grandchild.
But if the observer now turns around, he again believes to see the grandfather
in the back, whom he previously regarded as the grandchild, and in front of
him the grandchild, whom he previously considered to be the grandfather.
We always think that all developments only move from the past into the future.
The microcosm of music teaches us that this is a biased prejudice, resulting
from the observers view and/or point of view. But the reality can also
be vice versa.
What do we gather from this? Possibly it is entirely true that the grandchild
is the grandfather, and can thus also claim, as so far only the grandfather
has been able to, that he is older and is therefore right.
Apparently though, there is no doubt for anybody in our time in this respect:
the grandfather is older, that is already in his passport, and the grandchild
is younger, and therefore it doesnt have a passport yet. For most that
is sufficient evidence. But obviously it doesnt help to facilitate life
between the grandfather and the grandchild, and to solve the generation problem.
There are grandchildren who listen to their grandparents, and are happy with
that, and there are grandparents, who listen to their grandchildren, and are
also happy to do so. For both to be happy, one has to listen more to the other.
The microcosm of music also teaches us the same thing.
Why do I range so far afield in my explanations?
The natural problems of the generations run through our daily lives. And the
reasons for this lie hidden in the existence of space and time, and not at
all in the competency of people that is what the microcosm of music
teaches us. But a harmonious togetherness can be learned, and it concerns
the natural intelligent attitude towards space and time in our thinking.
Solo, Alto Solo
woodwinds sound bowls,
Womens Choir l No. 1-5
Label: Harmony Expansion
playing time: 5h 2531
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