Several centuries of development elevated music to an academic
field. Noticing the relation between music and the growth of
culture, we realize that academic methods became instrumental for
approaching what I like to call the 'unknown element' in art. Other
terms may be used instead of 'unknown element', for example 'truth',
which was in fact the ultimate goal of art for some twentieth
century philosophers. Hafiz and Rumi used other terms for this
purpose. I personally prefer to use the phrase 'unknown
I deeply believe one should search a lot for the truth which lies
on the border between 'specified' and 'unspecified'. This is exactly
like distinguishing between 'perfection' and 'imperfection'. What is
the difference between them The fuzzy border that seperates 'truth'
from 'untruth' is another example of this. What lies beyond Harmony,
Counterpoint, Serial etc. which are studied to learn composition ?It
is what I call the 'unknown element'. What is the link between
knowledge and the 'unknown element' That is what I call inspiration.
So inspiration is the lost link that connects artists to the 'other
side' or 'what is beyond knowledge'.