Monday, October 30, 2017

Nihilismus über alles

It seems it's been quite a while since I posted any new music. Not that I haven't been creating it, but there is that eternal struggle with whether the world really wants or needs to hear any new music - and more importantly why would the world want or need any new music from me? But to quote Seamus Heaney "The unwritten poem is always going to be entangled with your own business, part of your accident and incoherence - which is what drives you to write. But once the poem gets written, it is, in a manner of speaking, none of your business." So it's the writing and creating of this music which is a work that needs to be done, but once it's recorded it seems the rest of it is none of my business.. Laying aside that burden of nihilism I've resumed uploading some recently recorded music. Some older material should see the light of day soon also..

“The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word. Without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth." 
- Marcus du Sautoy

“Henry Corbin was a partisan of the freedom of the Imagination and an implacable enemy of fundamentalism and totalitarianism's of all kinds. He stands as a champion of the individual human spirit against the power of social institutions of every sort—religious, political, academic. His work provides us with an example of how we might live the Mosaic prohibition against idolatry. Every time we find a new truth, cling to a new fashion, believe in a new idea, a new savior—whether in science, in art, in politics, in the life of the mind, or in religion—we erect a new idol. Corbin’s entire metaphysics denies us the false security of putting faith in anything fixed and immobile. The Imagination never stops.” 
-Tom Cheetham

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