SYBAERITES

 

IS A COLLABORATION CONCEIVED BY MICHAEL MARCUS AND TASJA KEETMAN

DEDICATED TO THE ECSTATIC APPRECIATION AND

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWERS OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS.

 

AS JOURNALISTS WE WRITE ABOUT MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN AN INSIGHTFUL WAY

TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO OUR READER'S HEARTS AND MINDS.

 

WE WILL DEMONSTRATE

HOW THE MASTERPIECES OF THE CLASSICAL REPERTORY

ARE RELAVANT AND MEANINGFUL TO THE VISCERAL APPRECIATION OF LIFE,

AND ALWAYS PRESAGE AND STIMULATE A QUANTUM LEAP 

IN THE SPIRITUAL AMELIORATION OF OUR HUMANITY.     

 

SYBARITES REEXAMINES THE REPERTORY OF THE TRADITIONAL ART AND MUSICAL IDIOMS

AND FINDS THE VITAL ELEMENTS OF BEAUTY AND RESONANCE

THAT IS THE COMMON THREAD OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION

BEYOND THE BARRIERS OF SPOKEN LANGUAGE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY.

 

IT MAKES MUSIC AND THE ARTS THE LANGUA FRANCA OF ALL PEOPLE

REGARDLESS OF PERCEIVED ETHNIC DIFFERENCES AND BIAS.

 

WE STRIVE TO FIND THE TRANSCENDENTAL IN MUSIC

THAT SCHOPENHAUER CALLED

THE MOST POWERFUL OF ALL THE ARTS, AFFORDING A

“PROFOUND PLEASURE WITH WHICH WE SEE THE DEEPEST RECESSES 

OF OUR NATURE FIND EXPRESSION.”

 

TO COINHABIT THE SUBLIME PULSATING UNIVERSE IN WHICH MUSIC DWELLS,

TO  ENTER THE SACRED INCANDESCENT GLOW OF ITS BEAUTY;            

TO FIND, EXPRESS, EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF ART 

AS AN ELIXER OF VITAL HEALTH, LUXURIANT BEING AND ULTIMATE ENLIGHTENMENT.