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Metaphor and musical composition : semiotic aspects of the creative

Ricardo Ribeiro Lira da Silva
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes
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Examining board members:
Jônatas Manzolli; Luis Felipe de Oliveira
Advisor: Denise Hortência Lopes Garcia

This works proposes the study of twentieth century music compositional processes in the light of the semiotic concept of metaphor. In the first part, some theoretical approaches on metaphor are discussed, notably the conceptions related to peircean semiotics and to some authors of philosophy of language. In this point, the objective is to observe how metaphor can be understood as a semiotic operation of meaning, which can be extended to different semiotic systems, beyond verbal language. In the second part of the research, we intend to observe the implications of metaphoric operation within processes of twentieth century compositional practices. Therefore, some aspects of the creative processes are analyzed; first in the electroacoustic music of Luc Ferrari (1929 - 2005) - mainly those related to the question of reference in acousmatic music; and also in the instrumental music of Tristan Murail - emphasizing the exploration of models in spectral music. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/02288-6 - Metaphor and musical composition: aspects of symbolic construction in the creative process
Grantee:Ricardo Ribeiro Lira da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master