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Maslanka Symphony Number Five: Conducting via Lucid Analysis Technique

Christopher Werner, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Lucid Analysis Technique is a process through which the conductor's subconscious is activated to engage both the score at hand and stored human experiences in an enriched real-time performance situation. The technique is realized through a six-step process. Human beings acquire subconscious information consistently throughout their lives and Lucid Analysis Technique draws upon this body of stored knowledge and experiences. The process to arrive at Lucid Analysis Technique combines the research of Carl Gustav Jung, David Maslanka, Carolyn Barber and Steven LaBerge. Their multi-disciplinary approach is used while in a dream state to provide an environment for subconscious interaction. Once a link has been established to the subconscious, relating conscious information with stored experiences can enhance musical performances and study. Lucid Analysis Technique is an enhancement to score study and it provides the tools necessary for establishing a connection to the subconscious while engaged in performance. The simultaneous connection of the conductor, the score and the ensemble is the ultimate goal of pursuing Lucid Analysis Technique. Discovery of the composer's voice through the context of the piece will result in enhanced performance experiences.

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Werner, Christopher, "Maslanka Symphony Number Five: Conducting via Lucid Analysis Technique" (2005). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3176809.