This article explores some possible relations between music and psychoanalysis. The author develops his reflection in the clinical field of "extreme situations", in which it is often necessary to develop a response to emptiness. Music is a privileged field in the construction of a metaphorical space capable of figuring out the great ambiguity that characterize the encounters with these patients, creating a ground in which the language can be reborn and deploy. Based on these clinical interrogations that have led the author beyond the psychoanalytical theory, the role of music in the history of the psychoanalytic movement is also explored, as well as in the writing of the case and in the construction of clinical hypotheses, in the transfer situation, by the psychoanalyst.
Key words: Addiction | Extreme situations | Transference | Figuration | Dissonance | Music