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Russian composer Alexander Scriabin included in his symphonic poem Prometheus part of the... light Music as a philosophy, how could it be? With example of his art, it showed great Russian composer of XIXth and XXth centuries Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). For his early works is characteristic lyrical, and more idiosyncratic tonal language, that most probably was influenced by Frédéric Chopin. Later, individually of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed in the main atonal and dissonant musical system, which he associated with his personal understanding of mysticism and human perception.

Scriabin was interested in theory of “Superman”, stated by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and later became interested in theosophy. All of it influenced his art and musical understanding of reality.

Scriabin`s personal and abstract mysticism was based on the role of the artist in relation to perception and life declaration. His idea of reality seems to be similar to Platonic and Aristotelian theories; however his point is much less coherent. The general roots of his philosophy we can find in his numerous and unpublished diaries. In one of them he famously wrote "I am God".

Scriabin also applied poetry as a mode to express his philosophical ideas. Arguably much of his philosophical thought was transformed into music. The most recognizable example is the simpnoic poem “Prometeus” in which author included party of light, where every color means specific note or semi-tone.

His colour system, different of most synesthetic experience, harmonizes with the system of five circles. This thought-out system was found on the work of Isaac Newton “Opticks”. Scriabin developed his personal system of synesthesia, and also he was a pioneer in multimedia performance. His unrealized great opus he named “Mysterium”. It included music, dance, smell, and light in the Mountains of Himalayas. It was suspected, that so could be brought the disintegration of the world in Nirvana, or bliss.

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