Caesurae is both plural and singular. – Our home-run of literary, artistic and theoretical engagement will run by all the bases of the humanist ball-park: literature, films, music, painting, photography and all their disciplinary visions and revisions. But, it is singular in that we intend to treat everything as first base, dwell on it and in it, rather than take everything in transit. 'Caesurae' are gaps that radical urges to creativity open up. They are also pits that allow the slide of theoretical and artistic trajectories to mix and mingle in a cantankerous punch.
Volume 1 : Issue 2
Caesurae’s Special Feature for the Spring Issue, 2016:
The Fugue and the Fugal
Fugue in music is a compositional procedure. The fugal in art, architecture and literature, contains certain characteristics, that would bring to mind the musical harmony and rhythm, reminiscent of this compositional technique. There could be fugal counter subjects, exposition and codetta in colours, in an architectural design, and in the structural composition of a fugal piece in literature. The special features of the Spring issue, 2016 of Caesurae intends to explore the possibilities of the fugal in other disciplines other than music. If the “fugue” takes its flight from the genre it originates from, does it dilute its focus in other disciplines of creative arts? That is possibly the question, this section of the Spring issue, 2016 intends to raise in the minds of the reader/viewer/ scholar and of course the artiste. After all, can the aesthetics of any art be bound by specifications? So Caesurae, with Bach’s compositions on the Fugue playing on our minds, takes a sneak-peek into the fugal as well. As there have been a hearty response to such a knotted theme from graduate and undergraduate scholars, we are happy to include their articles in this section, along with senior scholars, poets and creative artistes. But before we move into the fugal in arts, and paintings by Samindranath Majumdar, Suddhaseel Sen, tells us very comprehensively with musical illustrations from the youtube, “What is Fugue?”
"Vortex" - Oil on Canvas by Jayita Sengupta
Caesurae introduces a creative section specially for the youth. We invite students to contribute their thoughts, poems, stories, paintings, their innovations, songs, books, photography, clips from performances and what they feel like sharing with us, nationally and globally.