Influence from the future

Our time is all time,
Eternal meets eternity,
only for those meek in soul,
whose angels look at the Eternal Face.
Our future determine our past,
because our time is all time.

Therefore we have musical prophets, spiritual “eyes” of the future.
As Johannes in the future influences Johann in the past:

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Composing process – PSALM XIII

In May 2014 I travelled to Amsterdam for several meetings and concerts, and sitting in a café for a break, relaxing in the sun, I had received an email. The text was as following: “when will we receive the material? You are late.” Continue reading

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New Music

I have always been interested in what ordinary, ‘lay people’ think about the contemporary music, and herewith – my music; what they experience, what it means for them. Continue reading

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Discourse II

About the essences in music.

1. There are two types of essences in music according to their importance: one of a higher importance and one of a lower importance. Continue reading

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My New Music

My new music.

  • Music must essentially be made
    of a simple foundation,
    the substances are simple
    because the spirit is simple;
  • Out from that absolute simplicity
    follows a complex soul,
    as the complex soul arises
    through its own manifestation
    (instrumentation, form, layer …)
    in freedom in total love;
  • The formal structure by itself —
    be it vertical and horizontal —
    is one that is solid.
    The uniformity of the work
    is like a steal monument
    poured out from one part,
    as singularity is in love;
  • Unison, two-part singing:
    As angels singing.
    Essentially of the new intervals,
    And Byzantine intervals.
    And the radiances of the Holy Spirit.
  • Do not be afraid:
    Of touching the untouchable,
    To see the invisible,
    As to imagine the incomprehensible.
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Discourses of an ascetic

ASCETIC DISCOURSE is a cantata for voice and chamber ensemble. The music is inspired by contemplative text of Abba Philimon, taken from an old Byzantine spiritual collection called “Philokalia” and it is my try to mirror it musically on an intimate, and pure personal, level. Continue reading

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Discourse I

Discourse on spirit and intellect.
1. The activity of productive art is an energetic flow of spirit, intellect and emotion. Continue reading

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On the Guarding…

The following are start and end points of the music:

Start: Measure 1:
The piece starts in a kind of sound genesis, which can be also a universal genesis, beginning of matter, or birth of life, a summation of time. Continue reading

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