68 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing “Regen-Kanon” (Rain Canon) is the fourth of six pieces or “sound images” in the orchestral cycle Spharen, composed by York Holler between 2001 and 2006. For this work Holler was presented with the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition given by the University of Louisville and became the first German composer to receive the prestigious prize. Inspired by love and nature, Spharen is also influenced by the ideas of the philosophers Empedocles, Henri Bergson, and Peter Sloterdijk. The analytical approach presented in this publication proposes a link in which the musical discourse in “Regen-Kanon” is approached under the perspective of Empedocles’ six basic entities (love, strife, water, air, earth and fire), Sloterdijk’s explorations of the “sphaira” as a self-contained whole and all-encompassing totality, Bergson’s concept of the “aggregate image,” and Holler’s realization of the Gestalt as an organic form.