ASTROMUSIK is designed as an art-piece and represents a mutation of multiple coinciding influences. The philosophical basis of the book draws from an Ancient Greek lineage of thought called the Harmony of the Spheres. The author speculates about the influence of Western Astrology, Alchemy, and Kabbalah upon the development of techniques common to Western music and tonal harmony.
The book describes a composition technique developed by the author, called Tone Color Alchemy, that borrows from inner teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Paul Foster Case of the B.O.T.A. In the book, the author describes a technical method for the translation of words, tarot cards, and astrological charts into musical sequences called "musical seed sigils". These seeds become the basis of the songwriter's composition process, without dictating any laws of voice leading or harmony.
The Tone Color Alchemy technique allows a high degree of creative freedom, while at the same time introducing opportunities for the integration of a magical process never before featured in the printed medium. This book is recommended for anyone interested in bridging their understanding of the Western Hermetic Mystery tradition with music.
Written by Ezra Sandzer-Bell of ToneColorAlchemy.com