In Quest of Spirit: Thoughts on Music Jonathan Harvey

ISBN: 9780520213920

Published: June 24th 1999

Hardcover

118 pages


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In Quest of Spirit: Thoughts on Music  by  Jonathan Harvey

In Quest of Spirit: Thoughts on Music by Jonathan Harvey
June 24th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 118 pages | ISBN: 9780520213920 | 7.30 Mb

The interests of the British composer Jonathan Harvey are wide and varied, embracing Christianity, Buddhism, eastern and western philosophy, aesthetics, science, and mysticism. All affect his musical thinking and are a part of this unusual andMoreThe interests of the British composer Jonathan Harvey are wide and varied, embracing Christianity, Buddhism, eastern and western philosophy, aesthetics, science, and mysticism.

All affect his musical thinking and are a part of this unusual and personal book, which is accompanied by a compact disc featuring works discussed by the author.Harvey explores aspects of music that he connects with spirituality: self-identity, ambiguity, unity, stasis, and silence. In the course of his explorations he offers corroborating statements about music and spirituality from sources ranging from Nietzsche to Oliver Sacks.

The book and CD include samples of his own music as well as compositions by Mozart, Scriabin, Stockhausen, and others that help to illustrate the profoundness of what Harvey deems the good listening experience.For Harvey, composing is his way of trying to live a life skillfully in the Buddhist sense. In Quest of Spirit is a window into his creative world and provides a sense of what music can mean at the moment of its inception.



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