Nonlinearity as a strategy for creating postmodern musical texts in the 1970-1990s

Keywords: nonlinearity, fragmentarism, postmodernism, musical text, precedent phenomena.


It is relevant in this research context to consider the ways of organizing the text, algorithms, and ideological principles of modeling the content components of a musical work. The purpose of the study is to establish strategies for the development of postmodernism in music, as well as non-linearity in music as a creative strategy of postmodernism. The study is devoted to fragmentation as perception and accumulation of information, a form of artistic experience reflected in musical creativity. Precedent phenomena that perform the function of meaning-making in the music of the last decades of the 20th century are determined by their symbolism, the possibility of mentonization and evaluation. Thus, in the musical text of postmodernism, the new work is incorporated into the figurative and expressive system in the space of fragmentary discourse, and the extratextual content of the musical text is formed. The research methodology is based on complex approaches. The main methods used in work are description, analysis, and synthesis, the method of intertextuality and the comparative-historical method were used to work with the material. The result of the work is the definition of new methods of constructing musical works of fragmented discourse, where an effective means is the selection of precedent phenomena, an individualistic vision of the audience, and intertext.


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Author Biographies

Bogdan Suita, Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, Ukraine.

Doctor of Art Science, Habilitated Professor, Professor of Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, Ukraine.

Olga Bench, Kyiv Academy of Art, Ukraine.

Candidat of Art Science, Habilitated Professor, Rector of Kyiv Academy of Art, Ukraine.

Iryna Riabchun, Kyiv Academy of Art, Ukraine.

Candidat of Art Science, Professor Assistant in Kyiv Academy of Art, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Suita, B., Bench, O., & Riabchun, I. (2022). Nonlinearity as a strategy for creating postmodern musical texts in the 1970-1990s. Amazonia Investiga, 11(57), 198-204.