A (Dis)Pleasure of Influence: George Rochberg's Caprice Variations for Unaccompanied Violin (1973)
Keywords:influence and music, music and the gaze, hypotaxis and parataxis, music and collage, music and loops, pleasure and displeasure, the reality principle and the pleasure principle, desire and drive
AbstractIn “A (Dis)Pleasure of Influence: George Rochberg's Caprice Variations for Unaccompanied Violin (1973)” I bring together Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence, several recent and particularly successful adaptations of Bloom to music, and offer a theory of musical (dis)pleasure informed by post-Lacanian psychoanalysis.
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