2020, Amila Ramovic
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Promišljanja o kompoziciji kao topografiji memorije: Anahronijski diskurs Heinera Goebbelsa i Gertrude Stein u Songs of Wars I h

Reflections on Composition as a Topography of Memory: Heiner Goebbels’ and Gertrude Stein’s Anachronic Discourse in Songs of Wars I have seen

The paper examines the formative prin-ciples employed in Songs of Wars I have seen, a staged concert by the German composer Heiner Goebbels, ground-ed in the book Wars I Have Seen by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Goebbels’ work appropriates elements of Steins’s text on several levels, such as thematic and textual, as well as structural and formal. It also engages them at the level of global aesthetics and the for-mal principles that reflect Stein’s over-all artistic ideology. Therefore, Songs of Wars I have seen can be interpreted as a platform for a multi-layered anachronic dialogue between the two artists.

Časopis za muzičku kulturu Muzika / Journal for Music Culture MusicXXIV, 1 (2020)
on: Songs of Wars I have seen (Music Theatre)