Dragonslayer: musical composition and mythical thought

Autores

  • Luigi Antonio Irlandini Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Palavras-chave:

music and myth, cosmology, cosmogony, musical cosmology, Irlandini

Resumo

The work Vá¹›trahan (2017), composed by Luigi Antonio Irlandini for baritone saxophone and percussion, creates a new relationship between musical and mythical thought, explored also in many of his other compositions since 1988. In this piece, the Vedic myth of Indra slaying the Cosmic Dragon Vá¹›tra suggests structuring procedures, instrumental sound sources and sound images, resulting on a congruency between the music and the myth far greater than a simple programmatic relationship. The discussion of some of the compositional processes in this work, as they were suggested by mythical thought, illustrates the composer's idea of composition as cosmology.

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Biografia do Autor

Luigi Antonio Irlandini, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Luigi Antonio Irlandini, composer, pianist, shakuhachi player, and Music Professor at UDESC in Florianópolis, Brazil, researches musical temporalities and the presence of non-modern contents in contemporary composition. His writings have been published in Perspectives of New Music (U.S.A.), Gaudeamus MuziekWeek (Netherlands), Per Musi, Opus and Vórtex (Brazil) among other venues. Significant recent performances of his music are Whale Sanctuary, for soprano saxophone and string orchestra, Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, 2019, and Ä€kÄÅ›a for shakuhachi and fixed media (CD Ä€kÄÅ›a and digital platforms in 2019). Irlandini studied composition with H. J. Koellreutter, Franco Donatoni and Brian Ferneyhough. Website: https://sites.google.com/view/luigi-antonio-irlandini/home. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5695-6608. E-mail: cosmofonia.lai@gmail.com

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15.12.2021

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Irlandini, L. A. (2021). Dragonslayer: musical composition and mythical thought. Revista Vórtex, 9(3). Recuperado de https://periodicos.unespar.edu.br/index.php/vortex/article/view/4646

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Dossier "SiMN 2021"