Number and Sound
The correspondence of number and sound inspired Pythagoras’ idea of a numerical order in the cosmos which can also be found in the harmonical intervals in music. Our cultural environment, in particular music and the performing arts, was shaped by this idea throughout many centuries. Johannes Kepler’s work „harmonices mundi“ first gave way to this idea to be confirmed tremendously in the laws of planetary orbits in our solar system.
In these days, Hans Kayer’s life work and his successors, give way to the vision of a harmonic order in the entire cosmos.
The Listening Man
The term was created by Hans Kayser, in continuation of the discovery of Johannes Keppler’s harmonic sound of the planetary orbits. Thereby, he expanded the comprehension of harmonics as a concept of Listening – an Acroasis – to the World which enables man to recognize the total order of the World as the Sound of World within him/herself.
The development of this idea today leads mankind to a new, all enveloping consciousness. And consequently, to a new experience of and contribution to man’s participation in nature.
Two ways to experience harmonics. One is to participate in harmonical works, for example during the annual „Symposion on Harmonics“. The other, to partcipate in one of the regular meetings of our Working Group on Harmonics in Nürnberg.
Or listen to harmonical music, such as the cult song oft he German Orthodox Monestary „Buchhagen“.
In these days, many friends of Harmonics contribute to the development – or even, the evolution – of Harmonics with own, individual studies, analysis and interpretations.
Among those, especially the works of Hartmut Warm on the „Signature of Spheres“ is exceptionally valuable.
A collection of many further works on harmonic orders in nature and in many splendid cultural testimonies can be found here.
Some have very little difficulty in understanding Harmonics. Yet, there are also many missunderstandings, just as missinterpretations, from which we are explicitly distancing ourselves.
Both, to explain and to maintain our distance from missinterpretations, is our goal and our concern.
We also offer workshops and seminars for schools and adult education.
How to continue on this website...
If the matter of „Harmonics“ is relatively new to you, best you start how it is described on the left upper side on this page. Click on the picture on „Number and Sound“. We take you on the journey of Harmonics from Pythagoras until today. A none-historical journey, whereas you will find dates and places of Harmonic History under „History of Harmonics“.
If you have been wandering your way through Harmonics for already some time, we suggest you start with a click on „The Listening Man“. This will introduce to you our thoughts which we have been elaborating and with which we have been trying to advance in the past years, in these difficult times of ours.
You may also want to visit the sites under the offered links on this website. Should you wish to exchange your thoughts and ideas with us directly, please contact us. Or better yet, join us as a member.