A Sound Tale about the Symbolic Conflict between two Human Beings
Meanings and Soundings of Language in “Veliki Kamen”, a Radiophonic Poem by Ivana Stefanović
The subject of this paper is an exploration of the treatment, status, and use of language – more precisely, its meaning/sounding/sound, in the context of Veliki kamen (Велики камен, A Large Stone, 2017, Op. 55), a radiophonic poem by the composer, radiophonic artist, and author Ivana Stefanović (Ивана Стефановић, b. 1948). A Large Stone is a partial setting of Hasanaginica (Хасанагиница, 1974), a play by Ljubomir Simović (Љубомир Симовић), itself inspired by motives from the eponymous folk ballad. Researching this paper, I set out from a view of language as a means of communication and system based on sounds and sounding, predicated on auditivity. Language/the sound of language and radiophony/ radiophonic sound are brought together by the notion of meaning and sounding and it is precisely these parameters that I attempted to survey in A Large Stone.