Physical effect are really able to impress the senses, but intelligent effects carry the traces that help to reconstruct the underlying author's personality with much more clarity. (E. Bomfim)A new article by Erico Bomfim, "Rosemary Brown and psychic art" has been posted in the SKL repository. The article briefly reviews the history of the remarkable British medium composer Rosemary Brown and analyses, from an initial musicologist point of view, her work.
- Rosemary Brown versus Fritz Kreisler.
- Stories of the subconsious mind.
- Psychic art as evidence of survival.
Some excerpts of Bomfim's manuscript are reproduced below.
"Rosemary Brown was the greatest musical medium ever. In a time span of only six years, Rosemary Brown composed more than 400 music pieces. And not only music for piano, but also songs and parts of other quartets, concerts and symphonies, besides the beginning of an opera."
"To elaborate the musical material that Rosemary Brown brought to the world, it would be necessary a deep knowledge about a variety of different styles, in all their subtleties that distinguish them. The domination of composition techniques would also be required in order to build a well structured work from the formal point of view, what would probably be equally - or even more - difficult than simply knowing the styles. In short, to compose all Brown's musical pieces, knowledge from distinct musicologists plus the ability of a mature composer would be mandatory. But Rosemary Brown was not neither one person nor group of persons. Therefore the strength of her case."
"Psychic art, as a proof of survival, has a very peculiar value depending of the degree of sophistication and content. Since the spirit is the intelligent principle and true source, an intelligent effect (the very artwork) is an evidence of survival stronger than physical effects such as raps and other material phenomena. Physical effect are really able to impress the senses, but intelligent effects carry the traces that help to reconstruct the underlying author's personality with much more clarity. Those who read an automatic letter or enjoy a work of art have the clear impression that the true author has survived and is doing well."People cited in the article:
Fritz Kreisler (1865-1972)
Otto Maria Carpeaux (1900-1978)
See reference below for the full article.
SKL#05 E. Bomfim. Rosemary Brown and psychic art.(2013)
Two compositions inspired by F. Chopin through Rosemary Brown (performed by Erico Bomfim).
Performance of a lost fragment of psychic sonata attributed to the spirit of W. A.Mozart (by Érico Bomfim).