Light – Link – Music
“Music invites us to become more profound in life,
not to stay at the surface of things
but to take a look on a deeper level”
The name “Light-link music”
Light-link music is the name of a new musical trend which has a profound change in view concerning music.
The present situation has, in a natural way, contributed to the fact that the necessity of such a change was felt more and more. Because the world of music showed such an impoverishment at the transition to the 21st century, continuation of this course offered little hope for the future.
Within the classical as well as the light music an impasse is clearly perceptible, with some exceptions, which, however, have no elements of “music of the future”. This brings us to the following questions: what, then, is music of the future, what are the characteristics of such music and what is its relation to the present impasse, what is its origin?
To be able to answer these questions in relation to future trends, it is necessary to have a closer look at the past in the first place, as any form of future is rooted in the past. And when we analyse all that had gone before, we can say that the history of music has followed its natural course. That is to say, the natural, intuitively living man has developed into a social and cultural developed human being, with the emphasis on the development of the intellectual capacity.
Development of mankind and of the human intellect are, in this way, to be regarded as synonymous; in a cultural way the majority of the people has evolved from an illiterate state, an evolution with an emphasis on consistent, scientific thinking and theoretical knowledge. The world of music has followed this cultural development in the same way. That is to say, the musical development of the simple melody for one voice via the utmost complex polyphony, has resulted in the intellectually structured (instrumental) harmony, and has, within this last framework, got into an impasse. The breaking through this harmonic structure, in search of progress/improvement and new ways (with)in music, has so far yielded little or no fundamental changes.
The result of this search was a (dis-) order (without a structure), with a tendency to disharmony, which, at its best, can be called original, but which one can hardly consider a serious solution.
When we go still further into this development, we can see that the original, intuïtive compositions of folk-music, via the inspired, more complex music of the late middle ages and the classical composers, has resulted in the intellectual search of the composers of the 19th and 20th century, until (the) present time. Taking into account that the inspiration is perhaps still at the cradle of the most appealing modern compositions, this inspired part yet has got the worst of it with regard to the intellectual originality.
Why has modern intellect pushed the (higher) inspiration into the background, and why can’t that same intellect come to equivalent musical achievements as the -historic- older composers did?
The problem is that it will force modern man to accept that there is a force or intelligence which rises above the human thinking, and which we can call cosmic intelligence or God.
Modern man, with his strong identification with his personel, human intellectual capacity as a result of the natural developments of the last 200 years, finds it very difficult to recognize this power or intelligence above himself, and in this way he puts himself on the throne of God, however without possessing a same power or intelligence. Many (world-) problems are the result (of this), coming from the simple fact that modern man confuses his personal mental achievements with an intelligence which exceeds him, and which therefore cannot reach him anymore.
The inspiration which the older composers still received in a natural way, as a grace/gift of God, has been replaced in modern man by original intellect, but in doing so something essential has been lost in music. To find this back we shall have to acknowledge the existence of this cosmic intelligence openly again, and re-find the way to get into contact with this intelligence in such a way that we can bring into the world harmonic and aesthetical compositions again.
It’s an individual and collective process of enlarging consciousness and musical (inner) development.
Light-link music has this progress in view, to procure the world of music a new consciousness with a view of the future.
A new music? What for?