Structure and disharmony

“I need to start from the assumption that the world of spirit is ordered, structured by its very nature, that everything¬† which causes disharmony in the world, all that is monstrous, inexplicable, and dreadful … And the formula for world harmony is most likely linked not to the blurring of evil but to the fact that, when drawn into a harmonious picture of the whole, even evil changes its function.¬† By complementary interaction the negative elements cancel each other out, and as a result something harmonious and beautiful is born.”

  • Alfred Schnittke, Soviet composer.