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Music as four-dimensional sculptures

We, creatures existing in four-dimensional space, cannot recognize the shape of music instantly and instinctively as we do three-dimensional objects. However, we are still able to grasp music because of our ability to memorize and our intellectual capacities. If we did not have the mechanism of memory, our musical creations would be just sound passing by, and would become immediately meaningless. Music is the craftwork of handling human memories. This is the task of composers. We carve and build an object of four dimensions much as a sculptor in our world does for sculptures. In other words, a composer has to be a sculptor in a five-dimensional world.

The music that I compose are my four-dimensional sculptures. And, I am striving to become a sculptor in a five-dimensional world.