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Book Title: Harmonology: An Insider's Guide to Healthy Relationships Through Music|
The author of the book: Stephen O'Connor
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Date of issue: January 20th 2015
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The relationship between the human animal and music is as complex as it is ancient.
How do you put into words why a drum beat makes you move? How do you explain what listening to your favorite symphony does to your brain? How can the first notes of a popular song infuse your entire being with joy – or sadness?
Music marks moments in every life – in every important relationship. You met, fell in love, and married to that song. The love of your life walked out when that song was playing. Your parent wants that song sung at their memorial service.
What if there was a way to explain it all? Well, not all exactly. But an important part of it.
That's what Harmonology tries to do.
Harmonology is a unique way of exploring the relationships between the twelve months of the calendar and the twelve musical intervals.
Counterpoint – the relationship between any two notes.
Any two notes juxtaposed make you experience certain and very specific feelings. The two notes in John Williams' score for the movie Jaws – fear in any language. Any two calendar months juxtaposed, also suggest specific qualities and feelings.
Harmonology explores why two people born in the same month are in absolute unison, focused, united, and strong. Listen to the first notes of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. And why couples born exactly six months apart are in absolute dissonance, hostile, destructive, and adversarial. Listen to Jimmy Hendrix's Purple Haze.
The month you were born in and the month your significant other was born in has a direct analog in music. Consonance and Dissonance – the complexity and beauty of music and life.
Harmonology is a unique and thoroughly new way of looking at the relationship between any two people: couples, parents and children, siblings, friends.
Throughout the book, real-life relationships are deconstructed to reveal their strengths and weaknesses – their consonance and dissonance. Then, using the principles of Harmonology, Author Stephen O'Connor explores paths to build, to heal, and to renew love, communication, and happiness.
Harmonology is fun and fascinating reading. You are guaranteed to find hints and clues to “What went wrong...?” as well as “Why is this one so good...?”
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Read information about the authorSTEPHEN OCONNOR is the author of two collections of short fiction, Rescue and Here Comes Another Lesson, and of two works of nonfiction, Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, a memoir, and Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed, narrative history.
His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, Poetry Magazine, The Missouri Review, The Quarterly, Partisan Review, The Massachusetts Review, Fiction International, and many other places. His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, DoubleTake, The Nation, Agni, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The New Labor Forum, and elsewhere.
He is a recipient of the Cornell Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing from Columbia University; the Visiting Fellowship for Historical Research by Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society; and the DeWitt Wallace/Readers Digest Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. He lives in New York City and teaches fiction and nonfiction writing in the MFA programs of Columbia and Sarah Lawrence.
For additional information, please visit:www.stephenoconnor.net