Piano Sonata: Psychiatric Interview

by Chen-Hsin Su (Taiwan)

This Piano Sonata including 2 movements. Clinical psychiatric terms are incorporated to each piece in order to associate the audience with human emotions and behaviours.

<Explanation of the psychiatric term>

A psychiatric syndrome marked by the gradual development of a highly elaborate and complex delusional system, generally involving persecutory or grandiose delusions, with few other signs of personality disorganization or thought disorder.
When the pianist plays this piece, he needs to imagine a picture: an eccentric and suspicious person who gradually produces a systematic delusional system.
Mood disorder, is a group of emotional disturbance that describe a serious change in mood. Special arrangements have also been made for the conversion between various emotional disorders.

a personality trait involving tendencies to respond with negative emotions to threat, frustration, or loss.

A mild, chronic form of depression that lasts at least 2 years, during which, on most days, the individual experiences depressed mood for most of the day and at least two other symptoms of depression.

Normal range of mood, implying absence of depressed or elevated mood.
Mood abnormality with the qualitative characteristics of mania but somewhat less intense.