Umberto Eco on Music - Dictionary of Arguments
Henri Pousseur/composition/music/Eco: "Since the phenomena are no longer interlinked with consequent determinism, it is incumbent upon the listener to consciously place himself/herself in a network of different relations, so to speak to even determine the degree of his/her approach, orientation points, reference scale (knowing well that his/her choice is determined by the object) that it is what must now exists to utilize the greatest number of possible gradations and dimensions at the same time, to dynamize and multiply his/her recording instruments, up to the limits of their possibilities.
Serial composition/music/Eco: serial composition has no preferred points, all perspectives are equally valid. Eco: the perspectives are related to Einstein's universe.
Meaning in music/Eco: in the quest for satisfaction - interplay of disability and emotive reaction - the musical message enriches itself with meaning: stimulus, crisis, striving. It is the erection of satisfaction of a place. Meaning: the same stimulus creates, inhibits and provides meaningful solutions.
Life/sin/Mallarmé: "Le monde existe pour aboutir à un livre" ((s) Translation: The world exists only to contribute to a book.)
Anton von Webern/Eco: Anton von Webern created a series which he compared to the magic square "SATOR AREPO..."._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Opera aperta, Milano 1962, 1967
Das offene Kunstwerk Frankfurt/M. 1977
La struttura assente, Milano 1968
Einführung in die Semiotik München 1972