Response: Music, image and the sublime
Armstrong, T (2008) Response: Music, image and the sublime Textual Practice, 22 (1). 71 - 83. ISSN 0950-236X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502360701842033
This paper locates James' suggestion that the personal feelings produced by the sublime might serve to reinforce a safe conservatism wherein the individual is freed from reflecting on the ideological implications of his or her own emotions in the field of musicology. Using Bourdieu, Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) and Stephen Speilberg's E. T. (1982), Armstrong shows how film music guarantees the safety of the educated, bourgeois listener by rescuing him or her from the fear of atonal, dissonant music by ensuing melodic harmonies and slowed rhythms. It is music's linguistic silence, the paper shows, that renders its ideological aspect more powerful however, highlighting the social context of music's production, distribution and reception.
|Additional Information:||This is an electronic version of an article published in Textual practice (2008), 22 (1), 71-83. Available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09502360701842033|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||25 Apr 2012 12:00|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2013 02:33|
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