Astromusik is a new book exploring the mystery of musical communication itself. SE author Ezra Sandzer-Bell attempts to name and describe a psychic technology operating beneath the threshold of awareness, by which musical meaning is created and shared.
In Sandzer-Bell’s early musical family. his father played piano and his mother played flute. Studying music theory and ear training in college, he found it troubling that no one could give him a straight answer to: why twelve notes within an octave? Why seven notes in a diatonic scale? Why three notes in a chord?
Exploring the philosophical ideals of musicians who lived during Western music’s formative years, he saw it was modeled on a sophisticated astro-theological metaphor invented by Ancient Greeks called the Harmony of the Spheres.
The book ventures into the Harmony of the Spheres, and attributes unique musical tone-colors to the orbital spin of each planet. In the book, Astromusik also includes contemplations of Western music theory, Kabbalah, near death experiences and Chaos Magick.