Vere risonanze elusive: la poetica del compositore Federico Incardona nello specchio di Maldoror riflesso da Bachelard

  • Stefano Lombardi Vallauri
Parole chiave: contemporary music, transformation, vitality, dedecafonic series, cultural complexe, anti-conceptual

Abstract

The musical poetics of the composer Federico Incardona (Palermo, 1958-2006) reveals deep affinities with the Chants de Maldoror by Isidore Ducasse. The method used to identify and analyze these affinities is an inter-disciplinary triangulation, linking music and poetry through the psychological and philosophical reading of the Chants given by Gaston Bachelard in his essay of 1939. The “active” poetry of Lautréamont, his “cinétisme”, his “dynamogénie” are reflected in the Incardonian idea of composition as transmutation of living bodies into sound. This is achieved by a treatment of timbre, articulation and intensity extremely mobile, “alive”, and by a tempo that combines an exhausted slowness with an aggressive, almost animal rapidity. The very act of composition can be conceived, in analogy to hunting, such as “capture” of sounds, in particular thanks to the twelve-tone device. The “complex of Lautréamont” is a phenomenon inextricably psychological and cultural; so also in Incardona adolescence is transformed from existential motive into artistic motif. Starting from the case of Lautréamont, Bachelard formulates a general poetics of metamorphosis, which extends validly in music, especially in the informal writing of Incardona. Finally, Lautréamont is useful to Bachelard for grafting, onto the “living” basis of writing, cultural and intellectual values??; Incardona as well, intending music as “night mathematics”, combines construction and expression, emotion and serial structure.

Biografia autore

Stefano Lombardi Vallauri

Stefano Lombardi Vallauri ha compiuto studi di musicologia (Bologna, Lecce) e composizione. Ricercatore a tempo determinato presso l’Università IULM di Milano, vi svolge attività didattica dal 2004. Oltre a studi monografici su autori contemporanei la sua ricerca contempla l’estetica e l’analisi della musica (accademica ed extra-accademica) sia in quanto repertorio di opere sia in quanto sistema di esperienza e di comunicazione. È autore di vari saggi e co-curatore del volume Federico Incardona. Bagliori del melos estremo (:duepunti edizioni).

Pubblicato
2012-10-05
Come citare
Lombardi Vallauri, Stefano. 2012. «Vere Risonanze Elusive: La Poetica Del Compositore Federico Incardona Nello Specchio Di Maldoror Riflesso Da Bachelard». Altre Modernità, ottobre, 118-31. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/2415.
Sezione
Saggi Ensayos Essais Essays