Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Synesthetic empathy

"In closing I address the question of whether or not there are icons in Rautavaara's Icons. The work is very iconic in the semiotic sense, but the iconicity is related to a kind of synaesthetic empathy with the world of the Icons, and to the transalation of this synaesthetic experience into musical language."
(Eila Tarasti, teoksessa Musical Semiotics Revisited, 2003, edited by Eero Tarasti)

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