“Emphasis flips backwards and forwards between the Pythagorean mathematical purity of music and the materiality of its manifestation; and both are always present, they tangle with each other in a fascinating way.”
Henry Brant, “Spiritual Music: ‘positive’ negative theology?”

  

“Form would not be beautiful unless it were fundamentally a sign and appearing of a depth and a fullness that, in themselves and in an abstract sense, remain beyond both our reach and our vision… [it] is the real presence of the depths, of the whole of reality, and it is a real pointing beyond itself to these depths.”
Hans Urs von Balthasar, “The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics” (volume 1, “Seeing the Form”)
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