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The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Barham, Jeremy and Rogers, H (2017) The Music and Sound of Experimental Film Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 9780190469900

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Abstract

This book explores music/sound-image relationships in non-mainstream screen repertoire from the earliest examples of experimental audiovisuality to the most recent forms of expanded and digital technology. It challenges presumptions of visual primacy in experimental cinema and rethinks screen music discourse in light of the aesthetics of non-commercial imperatives. Several themes run through the book, connecting with and significantly enlarging upon current critical discourse surrounding realism and audibility in the fiction film, the role of music in mainstream cinema, and the audiovisual strategies of experimental film. The contributors investigate repertoires and artists from Europe and the USA through the critical lenses of synchronicity and animated sound, interrelations of experimentation in image and sound, audiovisual synchresis and dissonance, experimental soundscape traditions, found-footage film, re-mediation of pre-existent music and sound, popular and queer sound cultures, and a diversity of radical technological, aesthetic, tropes in film media traversing the work of early pioneers such as Walther Ruttmann and Len Lye, through the mid-century innovations of Norman McLaren, Stan Brakhage, Lis Rhodes, Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, and studio collectives in Poland, to latter-day experimentalists John Smith and Bill Morrison, as well as the contemporary practices of Vjing.

Item Type: Book
Subjects : Music
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Music
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Barham, JeremyJ.Barham@surrey.ac.uk
Rogers, H
Date : 7 September 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © Oxford University Press 2017
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:38
Last Modified : 01 Feb 2018 11:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820947

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