MUSIC COGNITION: EMOTIONS AND PSYCHOLOGY IN PASCAL GAIGNE’S SOUNDTRACK FOR THE BASQUE FILM “LOREAK”
“Loreak” (2015) a Basque film by J.M. Goenaga and J. Garaño tells a human story about relationships and hidden emotions. Pascal Gaigne developed universal concepts that help the visual aspect and immerses the viewer, especially (audio wise) in a deep self-journey to his/her own emotions, that is, emotions and concepts that every human has experienced: “Flowers, bodies, souls, thoughts, secrets, vibrations, breaths, silents, shadows, presences”. Would the listener be able to recognize the different concepts that Pascal Gaigne has developed without knowing them beforehand? If so, what are the reasons that make the listener identify these concepts? How does he succeed to transmit these emotions through the music? Is it the use of different textures, and if so, what tools are determinant to achieve that The purpose of this thesis is to carry out a research into music cognition and work on Pascal Gaigne’s music in order to support the idea of universal common patterns shared among humans, musically speaking. Moreover, the effectiveness of Pascal’s music in relation to the concepts raised in the movie will be analysed. Therefore, the psychological aspect of the music will be analysed, and special attention will be paid to the arousal of different emotions of this soundtrack.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
film music; music cognition; emotions; psychology; composition
Olaz Moratinos, Paula. “MUSIC COGNITION: EMOTIONS AND PSYCHOLOGY IN PASCAL GAIGNE’S SOUNDTRACK FOR THE BASQUE FILM “LOREAK”.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2017. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/82.