Un léger retour de ciel

An ear at work : Stefano Gervasoni

Philippe Albèra
This essay attempts to render facets of Stefano Gervasoni’s musical thought without falling neither into reductive classification nor excessive generalisation, and thus points at deep problems in contemporary composition: the relationship between our musical present and the past, through the recollection of existing material; the problem of sound, and the integration of instrumental technique in the construction of a multiple musical discourse. In the end, through the various interwoven themes, it is the very composer’s subjectivity, «a solitude confronting the real», that one tries to grasp.

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