Life Is Music

What is most intimate to life is the evolutionary process, the creative process. When we hear music, we find that the background of sound is maintained and the foreground of sound comes up, maintaining the continuity of melody and binding together in harmony the single notes that come up as waves on the silent bed of the ocean. This is precisely the creative process. The wholeness of Being in its eternal silence warms up and produces the background of the music of life, and on the foreground of Being spring up the waves of relativity, waves of life. So music reminds us of what one is; it displays the story of life. When one finds what one actually is, one is attracted to it. Whether one is aware of it or not, reality of life is found in music and therfore it is natural that music should have a universal attraction.

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Music is prophecy: its styles and economic organisation are ahead of the rest of society because it explores, much faster than material reality can, the entire range of possibilities in a given code. It makes audible the new world that will gradually become visible.

--Jacques Atalli: Noise (1977)