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  • n  dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state
  • n  a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
  • n  a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement

  • What followed for me, in no meaningful order, was intense exercise and weight loss; fugue states punctuated by light psychotherapy, heavy drinking and moderate drug use; really .
  • In 1990 Moore handed Miracleman over to Neil Gaiman (yes, that Neil Gaiman seriously, it's like watching Bach and Mozart improvise a fugue together) whose run on the title is as .
  • The resulting fugue is like a piece composed for brass but played on woodwinds, a Death Valley map on which Spielberg has placed seeds, hoping they will somehow blossom.
News & Articles

  • Visualization of the Week: Stravinskys The Rite of Spring
    Stephen Malinowski’s hypnotic music visualizations have been quite a hit on YouTube — he has visualized a number of scores, from Debussy’s, Clair de lune to Chopin’s Nocturne in B Major, opus 32 no.1 to his own Fugue in A …
    June 6, 2013 - O'Reilly Media
  • Couch in Crisis
    To understand the psychodynamics of the dissociative fugue, Dr Michael Sperber analyzes some of the characters in a collection of interrelated vignettes set in small town America.
    June 5, 2013 - Psychiatric Times

  • Johann Friedrich Fasch in The Villager
    You, Anna, shall write a fugue,Fasch says during his introduction to this second chapter, offering advice to his wife on how to start composing her own music. "After all, the styles of old must be understood thoroughly before they can be...
  • Tim Kring in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Isaac was in a drug-addled fugue state when he created his paintings,Kring says. "There could also be a moral dilemma in telling someone they're going to die. If you had the ability to know the circumstances of your death, would you want...
  • Vance George in New York Times
    The acoustics are for me the best in the Bay Area for Renaissance and Baroque choral and orchestral music,said Vance George, director emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. "I heard 'The Art of the Fugue' played by a brass ensemble...

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