Representer Benjamin II

Brian Ferneyhough and the Aesthetic of the Moment

Lois Fitch
In this text, Lois Fitch expands her exploration of the links between Benjamin and Ferneyhough, focussing on the latter’s later work (through pieces such as Plötzlichkeit, Chronos-Aion, the Sixth Quartet, Exordium, Liber Scintillarum or Finis Terrae). Just as in the first part (dissonance 122), one is again confronted with the question of musical time, in connection with the Benjaminian Jetztzeit, in the elaboration of a musical discourse based on very short successive moments.

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