Bartókiana - Abstracts
On Bartók and Brancusi
“Symbol and Reverberation: Patterns of Re/Cognition
in the Work of Bartók, Rilke, and Brancusi”
This paper probes the intersemiotic implications of
categories that are refractory to usual analytic 'verification'.
Musical, verbal, and visual procedures taken from works
of Bartók. Rilke, and Brancusi are juxtaposed,
and shared patterns of signification are examined. Movement
(rate, direction), gravity (weightlessness), image (feature,
shape), are explored as categories com/prehended by
other than metaphor and correspondence, and re/cognition
strategies are identified.
Version read at Symbolicity, An International Semioticians’
Conference in Honour of Thomas A. Sebeok’s 70th
Birthday, Budapest (Hungary), September 1990.