Powers of Music

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Juli 2010



I have always thought that conventional musical analysis, whether it is harmonic, formal, or counterpoint analysis, never satisfactorily addresses the deep question of why music affects us so profoundly. Why does performing and listening to music engage us so emotionally that all of a sudden we might think: "What is happening to me?,"Why are my emotions so powerful that I have the sensation of going to another world?" My comments will focus on discussing music from the standpoint of psychoanalysis,under the concepts of two important psychoanalysts: Julia Kristeva and Alain Didier-Weill. It may prove helpful to understanding our relationship with music, whether we are listeners, performers or composers. A work of art, such as a symphony, has an existence, a history and a place that constitute it as the object of the aesthetic experience. Having said that, this work will stress the point that psychoanalysis presents us with a new way of looking at things--not only at music or art. It is in this way the departure point for an aesthetic revolution, in the sense of a new regimen of what we hear (and see) in the world.


Marcelo Zigaran is a cellist. He has performed in USA, Europe and South America as a soloist and chamber musician and he has also done teaching in Summer Festivals and Master Classes. He currently performs with his duo with piano, "La Note Bleue", giving recitals and lectures in the US. Dr. Zigaran attended the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires for his undergraduate studies. He then studied at The University of Missouri-Kansas City where he erned two Master degrees: Cello Performance and Music composition. Doctoral studies in Cello: University of Houston. Dr. Zigaran has studied psychoanalysis at the University of Buenos Aires for several years. He is engaged in writing about psychoanalisis and music, as well as further philosophical investigations about Music and meaning.
EAN: 9783639012637
ISBN: 3639012631
Untertitel: A Psychoanalytic Investigation about Music and Meaning. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2010
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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