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2012 | 2 | 119-135
Article title

Kosmiczno-neomitologiczny świat wierzeń George’a Crumba

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The spiritual world of George Crumb from the cosmic-neomythological perspective
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George Crumb’s spiritual world, heterogenic in its nature, comprises elements of both confessional and archetypal beliefs magically fused in accordance with New Age worldview, modern neognosis and religious tolerance the composer learned in his childhood. What is more, it refl ects the irreversible shifts in people’s consciousness which occurred in Europe and America in the mid-20th century and gave way to spiritual revival and new, universal pursuits. For Crumb, religion functions the same as myth, which is itself a kind of pre-religion or religion in its early stage. He exploits typical Christian motifs and symbols, derives inspiration from the Hindu concept of reincarnation and evokes meditative mood characteristic of Buddhism as well as passions of the Spanish duende. His references to ritual — a vibrant source of primitive spirituality — are of utmost importance. Nevertheless, these ideas would all mean much less if not for their musical implementation, which enhances the “magical” use of formal elements, sounds moving in unifi ed space-time, a specifi c vocal idiom, ritualistic theatrical elements, as well as highlighted and structural role of silence.
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  • Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie, Wydział Twórczości, Interpretacji i Edukacji Muzycznej
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