Anton Bruckner


  • They want me to write differently. Certainly I could, but I must not. God has chosen me from thousands and given me, of all people, this talent. It is to Him that I must give account. How then would I stand there before Almighty God, if I followed the others and not Him?
  • It is no common mortal who speaks to us in this music.



I’ve chosen modern composers and a few “rock Gods” for this section – all art is spiritual, and especially all music, but this seems particularly clear for these composers, and some of them have particular connections to Theosophy and mysticism:-
(in order of date of birth)(in each listing I have included videos of performances of their works)

Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful is the brainchild of David McCandless


David McCandless (born 1971) is a British data-journalist, and information designer based in London. He is the founder of the visual blog “Information Is Beautiful”. Early explorations into the synergy between data visualisation and his work as a journalist led to the development of Information Is Beautiful and the subsequent publication of his seminal book of the same name (the US title is ‘A Visual Miscellaneum’).

Thomas Heatherwick


Thomas Heatherwick (born 17 February 1970) is an English designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. Since the late 1990s Heatherwick has emerged as one of Britain’s most significant designers. Heatherwick works with a team of around 180 architects, designers and makers from a combined studio and workshop in King’s Cross, London.