joi, 28 iulie 2011

Trakl: Woe, the scream of those in labour


Woe, the scream of those in labour
G. Trakl, Birth

The birth scream proves to be an instance of the privilege of a wordless sound over a future set of acts and discourses. 

The value of such future set seems to depend on this sound. Maybe a birth would not count much as a matter of thought without the existence of such a sound. It is about the sound that can comprehend suffering at best. And maybe the birth of man and the man himself would be easily neglected if there would not be any phonetic sign of its appearance.

The progressive decay of the importance of a man appears when he is able to use the language.  Even if his voice bears an outstanding phonetic loudness, his sounds are judged merely as imperfect forms of discourse.

However, many human acts are more adequately expressed through non-linguistic sounds: suffering again, gladness, love, etc.

There is tentative to suppose that the discourses that get much importance are those, which could be alternatively be expressed by an unarticulated sound or a group of sounds. The words to be lower forms of manifestation of a hidden primary sound. The musical experience tells something about such possibility. At least, the reading of hearing of a discourse might be thought of privately from the perspective of its musicality. Could the music of a scientific discourse constitute a beautiful music?

In any case, such phonetic meanings of discourses do not make them ones that are able to go beyond humans, as music do. If we remember the birth crying, then we can testify about the humanity of such concealed music.