Variations on a Theme: Scored Music and Language in Julio Cortázar's ‘Clone’

@article{Roberts2013VariationsOA,
  title={Variations on a Theme: Scored Music and Language in Julio Cort{\'a}zar's ‘Clone’},
  author={Nicholas Roberts},
  journal={Bulletin of Spanish Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={90},
  pages={1011 - 1034}
}
For Julio Cortázar, scored music exhibits the same problematics as language. ‘Clone’ constitutes Cortázar's most sustained exposition of this idea. The story abounds in musical versions and performances, denying any access to the putative originary centre of the music of Carlo Gesualdo sought by the group of madrigal singers. At the same time, the singers unconsciously enact events from Gesualdo's life, giving a version or performance of a story whose ‘originary truth’ is itself unknowable… Expand