La dimensión musical en la relación analítica: El rol de la improvisación

Translated title of the contribution: Musical dimension in the psychoanalytic relationship. The role of improvisation: Il ruolo dell’improvvisazione

Gabriela Gabbriellini, Arianna Luperini, Raffaella Tancredi

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This paper is placed within the wider field of interest of musical dimension in psychoanalysis. Since Music is thought to be the inseparable companion of words, the secret musical score underlying the psychoanalytical relationship is considered by the authors to be the starting point towards a reflection on those recurring moments in the clinical practice when something «unpredic-table» occurs between analyst and patient, something which escapes any theorizing and yet lies at the root of profound transformations in their relationship. The authors, bearing in mind the inevitable correlations with the theme of enactment, propose an insight on those moments through the use of the musical construct of improvisation.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)29-44
Number of pages16
JournalRivista di Psicoanalisi
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Enactment
  • Improvisation
  • Music
  • Relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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