MMus University of Auckland 2011 Pages: 82

Mujic of the footure : Jacques Lacan and concordant discord

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This thesis examines work by the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan alongside music-theoretical texts pertaining to acousmatic art – an art of sound-images and mathematical letters, comprising musique concrète and stochastic music. The key texts examined were first published in French: namely, work by Lacan, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Pierre Schaeffer, Iannis Xenakis and Luciano Berio, all of whom were active between 1950 and 1980. Despite the common historical context, there emerges a precise discord – particularly between Lacan and the composer-theorists – concerning the subject and its theorisation. ...

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