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A MUSICOSOPHIC WAY OF KNOWING MUSIC AND LIFE
A MUSICOSOPHIC WAY OF KNOWING MUSIC AND LIFE

Author(s): Ion Gagim
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Editura ARTES
Keywords: philosophy of music; active hearing; the school musicosophyc

Summary/Abstract: The issue under consideration addresses the phenomenon of Musicosophia (Latin music, Gr. Sophia, meaning "Wisdom of music", a concept devised, launched and materialized by George Balan, an outstanding musicologist, philosopher and man of culture) under several primal hypostases: a) a philosophical concept of music, treated as a spiritual phenomenon, with supreme meanings in building the human being; b) a musicology concept that highlights the listener for whom the music is, in fact, created and who is considered the "third founder" of it. "Musicosophia" underlies the listener’s special status and location in the very act of musical communication, emphasizing his importance as a major factor in the existence of music and its cultural and social functioning, c) a musical and pedagogical concept with specific principles and methodology aimed at training "active", "conscious "," research ", and "meditative" hearing musical skills that lead to a profound understanding of the artistic message and the art of sounds d) an institution with this name is located in Sankt Peter, a town in the High Black Forest, Germany. Music comes not only to delight or to inform a person, but to transform him and raise him to the sublime. According to its characteristics, and following such an approach, music turns into a higher form of knowledge of the human being and life. "Knowing by identifying", applied by the school of Musicosophia, leads to the creation of a new kind of experience, a new way of thinking, the acquisition of higher wisdom (present in music), practicing, therefore, a "wise" way of leading our existence.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 05+06
  • Page Range: 12-17
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English