The essay deals with the television production of The Flood (1962) one of the most significant compositions of Igor Stravinsky’s late output. The process that led from the original plans of Robert Craft, Stravinsky and George Balanchine to the final television production is read in the light of the remediation and mediatization processes, and of a dialectic between different kinds of visual-gestural representation, based on theatrical conventions. The author applies a multimedia approach. The musical component is examined with regard to both its connection to the visual aspects and its serial construction. The author shows how Stravinsky creates a musical equivalent of the opposite kinds of visual/gestural representation by diversified vocal characterizations of the roles and by a particular use of the diatonicism-chromaticism opposition.

Igor Stravinsky's 'The Flood' in Between Theatre and Television

LOCANTO, Massimiliano
2014

Abstract

The essay deals with the television production of The Flood (1962) one of the most significant compositions of Igor Stravinsky’s late output. The process that led from the original plans of Robert Craft, Stravinsky and George Balanchine to the final television production is read in the light of the remediation and mediatization processes, and of a dialectic between different kinds of visual-gestural representation, based on theatrical conventions. The author applies a multimedia approach. The musical component is examined with regard to both its connection to the visual aspects and its serial construction. The author shows how Stravinsky creates a musical equivalent of the opposite kinds of visual/gestural representation by diversified vocal characterizations of the roles and by a particular use of the diatonicism-chromaticism opposition.
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