By Ian Lisakov
August, 16, 2012.
There is much similarity between the beginning of symphonic concert and
the Beginning of Creation. In the emptiness and silence of the scene, together
with musicians appear single sounds. They gradually become denser and turn into
initial chaos and cacophony. This chaos, however, potentially contains all the
necessary elements for the future harmony and pregnant with something unknown,
which, by the way, you might like and you might not.
Gradually increasing, this chaos reaches its maximum flooding the whole
scene (and the Whole Creation as well). And at this point emerges a Someone,
apparently possessing the ability to organize this chaos, or, at least, to
pretend to fulfill this task. He rises his hands, separating himself from this
chaos and attracting its attention, and all involved both on the scene and in
the concert hall stop for a moment in anticipation and expectation. And then
the New Creation begins and starts to unfold.
There could be a Big Bang in the beginning, or a quiet squeak. It might
unfold rapidly or slowly and smoothly. The process could evolve harmonically,
or there still will be chaotic tones eventually popping. All of this depends on
the Original Plan and the performer's Mastery. But the initial chaos of the orchestra
already contains all the development of this process and its perfection and
And all of us, who are sitting in this concert hall, are coming to
participate in this Creation (otherwise, why would we come here?). We're trying
to fit it to ourselves. There are many of us here, in this place, and we are
apparently and definitely forming some Unity called "The Public". But
each one perceives what is going on stage in their own way and ONLY IN THEIR
OWN WAY. The Creation rings for each one individually, and everyone
participating in it on their own, comparing and correlating the sound playing
by orchestra with one's inner tone. " I like it", "I don't like
it", "I like it, but somehow not…", "This is
rubbish…", "This is perfect harmony…" and the whole spectrum in
between depends on congruence of these "outer" and "inner"
The reason of our presence at this Concert has its parallels with our
lives as well. First of all, no one pushed us to this space and time by force.
All of us, in one way or another, come to this show voluntarily. Some of us
moved by curiosity, some succumbed by influence of other people. Some people
come because the desire to experience something new or to feel something long
familiar again. And some people come with just the professional interest.
Likewise is our behavior as well. Some of us, being unable to find this
harmony between the inner and the outer, blaming ourselves for coming and
leaving the Hall, loudly and ostentatiously chapping by their chair, or quietly
giving up, trying not to disturb anyone. Others using intellect or feelings
(depends on personal inclinations) trying to understand what's creating
disharmony there. Such people, working with it and, in one way or another, are moving
and evolving along with the logic and the dynamic of this Symphony. They could
eventually figure out where the reason of this dissonance is and either,
finally enjoy the Symphony, or make conscious decision that this particular
Symphony is "not for them". However, the work which has been done is never
spent in vain. Third ones are chilly noticing the technical details of the
performance and its correspondence to the Original Blueprint. And, finally,
fourth ones, the happiest ones, are feeling their perfect harmony with what is
going on and are simply having fun. So, you can just envy them and, seeing them
as an example, continue to search for something as much in harmony with the
sounds inside you and what will bring you such light and pure JOY.
© 2012 Ian Lisakov. All rights reserved.
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