BUILDING THE BRIDGE

The Now Age and The Resurrection of Symbolic Power


The Now Age seeks to reconnect the current dislocation 
between time and space and resurrect the symbolic power of music by means of UTOPIA.
NOW AGE = NO AGE 

Somewhere between Time and Eternity lies a dimension called Hyparxis**. 
Hyparxis is defined as an 'ableness-to-be'. It does not indicate a change in time, 
or a manifestation of eternity. Instead it refers to transformations in 'inner time’. 
Hyparxis combines what is actual with what is potential, thus creating a 'present moment' 
based on the internalized experience of external temporal events, past, present, or future. 
Thus, the Now Age refers to no age at all, but instead 
describes an elemental quality of being.
UTOPIA = NO PLACE 

The word UTOPIA by definition signifies “NO PLACE”. 
It is neither here nor there, of this world or transcendental to it. 
Its existence as a non-existence can be seen as a singularity,
 but within this “no place” exists an infinity of space. 
Thus an invisible “space between worlds” is created
 that acts as a medium between the real and the ideal environments. 
This aspiration for a space within a pre-existing place is vital for distinguishing the utopian 
impulse from the transcendental impulse; whereas transcendentalism 
seeks escape from the “real” world in exchange for an ideal one, 
utopia instead seeks a deeper connection with this world in the form of tapping into its inner potential, 
a REALIZATION of the REAL.

 It is here that the musical environment lives. 
Sound in and of itself is a tangible example of “no place”. 
It is pure vibration, a shifting of air particles, 
and is thus (by sheer virtue of its nature) wholly meta-physical.
**John G. Bennet, The Dramatic Universe
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