Being able to explore and change the dream to your liking. Dreaming knowing you are dreaming.
Having full awareness of your dream world, and its rich expressive capacity. This is lucid dream, and it has always fascinated me. In particular, I was always fascinated by the brain's extraordinary ability to combine different memories and create a new world, with an atmosphere all its own, very ambiguous.
What I wanted to recreate in this piece is the dream world, in its most mysterious and unconscious element, but at the same time controlled by the dreamer’s conscience, which molds everything and gives shape to the product of the unconscious. I have turned all this into four melodic fragments, which I mute, enlarge, distort and develop, and which I combine together in ever different and unique forms. The first three fragments are presented together already from the beginning of the piece, while the fourth makes its entrance from the third part (bar 100). I wanted the piece to flow through flows, as if they were multiple streams of consciousness (or unconsciousness). For the whole structure I based myself on the dream process of each human being, which involves the alternation of REM phases (where the dream takes place) and phases of deep sleep, consequently:
• bars 1-10: presentation of melodic fragments (which I have associated with different memories) • bars 11-55: first REM phase • bars 56-99: deep sleep phase • bars 100-184: second REM phase, which is the dream before awakening. I did not turn the whole dream process into music, but I used a part of it to which I added my own interpretation.
To each part I then associated, generically, a color, evoked by my personal and subjective perception of melodic flow: in the first dream I associated pure blue, in deep sleep black and in the second dream yellow.