Musiche Archetipiche

for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano

Mario Pagotto

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for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano

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Composer Mario Pagotto
Year of Composition 2016
Duration ca.12'


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Catalogue ID ce-mp1ma1


World premiere, November, 24th  2016 at Gran Teatro La Fenice, Venezia – Sale Apollinee.

The idea of ​​the piece is inspired by the intuitions contained in the psychoanalytic theories of Carl Gustav Jung, in which the archetype is described as a form of primary mental representation, part of the collective unconscious. According to Jung, it is not possible to make a cognitive investigation of the archetype since it can be known only through symbolic manifestations: dreams, neurotic symptoms, visions, art, myths, religions and fairy tales etc..

Music, the most abstract of the arts, lives on archetypal representations; indefinable and elusive to the common cognitive logical processes, replaced by other processes, and in general of emotional representations to the archetypal state.

Archetypal music consists of four movements, and is an archetypal representation, free, arbitrary and imaginatively released with respect to Jungian classifications. The material derived from a harmonic structure (a concatenation of triads, perhaps the musical archetype par excellence), incessantly subjected to principles of elaboration, permutation and alteration.

Each movement refers to a specific archetypal symbol:

1. (False) Partenze – (False) departures

2. Stati di agitazione –State of agitation

3. Animus – Animus

4. Energia e vitalità – Energy and vitality