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Musical Ekphrasis: Literary Vignettes in response to Contemporary Classical Music

Kim Hegerberg

I grew up playing violin in various run of the mill classical community orchestras, Later in life, I began studying the ancient Greek concept of ekphrasis - which in a nutshell is how art inspires literature and vice versa. I decided to apply the concept to contemporary classical music. With all of its cacophonical, arrhythmic weirdness - which practically all aside from snotty academics deem utterly unintelligible, I decided to dissect and illuminate its multifarious magic utilizing a literary tool born in the ancient world - ekphrasis. The range of possibilities seem as endless as one's imagination, well beyond the conventional boundaries of beauty. Listening to even a single piece a second time opens an entirely different narrative. An organic, raw, engaging, reflective, predictive, dire darkness and blinding illumination - all are potential crops of unclassified seeds sown in irregularly lined fields.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Aug 7th, 2021
  • Pages: 104
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.22in - 0.33lb
  • EAN: 9798451961384
  • Categories: Short Stories (single author)
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