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research combining musicology & freudian-lacanian psychoanalysis

string series

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String Series was composed and realised towards the end of 2014-beginning of 2015. It consists of 9 pieces: diatonika, doxa, kaos, jouissance, kromatika, okeanos, oblika, the sinking of the titanic (with an additional piano version), strings 2015.

They illustrate my approach to composition, based on the Freudian-Lacanian text. This allows to consider music composition as a semiotic process, equivalent to that of the dream-work, as described by Freud in The Interpretation of Dreams (1900): some initial material, transformed and expanded through condensation and displacement, then submitted to a final subjective revision.

For each composition, some initial material was created, amounting to just a few pitches. Then, trough metaphor and metonymy, they were multiplied and re-arranged. Some additional (subjective) revisions was made on the final results.

The realisation was done in Cubase, using Kontakt and the following string libraries: Kontakt’s own VSL, Lass 2, Albion, Cinematic Strings, Orchestral Essential & Session Strings. Another process of condensation and displacement was applied to the libraries own internal parameters, Final mastering was done with the Ozone mastering VST plugin.

When listening to those pieces online, please do connect your net device to a decent sound system, or use a decent pair of headphones.

*NOTA: these compositions CAN BE performed by a real string ensemble. Jouissance has a string, woodwind and brass sections. If you are a performer and part of a string ensemble, whether as an amateur or a professional, scores are available, so DO get in touch.
String Series was composed and realised towards the end of 2014-beginning of 2015. It consists of 9 pieces: diatonika, doxa, kaos, jouissance, kromatika, okeanos, oblika, the sinking of the titanic (with an additional piano version), strings 2015....
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