Music Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The three sections organize this material into three broad categories of musical activity and engagement in television in general and in Buffy in particular . Part I focuses largely on the composed music and sound design of the show and ...

Author: Paul Gregory Attinello

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754660422

Category: Music

Page: 278

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The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television. Chapters focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies and hermeneutics.

Music sound 1948 1993

The Performed and Recorded Music/sound of Michael Snow, Solo and with Various Ensembles, His Sound-films and Sound Installations : Improvisation/composition from 1948 to 1993 Michael Snow. The Michael Snow P sounds , words ...

Author: Michael Snow

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press


Category: Artistes - Canada - Biographies

Page: 302

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Speech Music Sound

The first falls on a minor third , the note that causes the music to sound ' minor ' , or ' sad ' . The second pulse moves up by one step , trying to ' rise above it , but the third falls back to the minor third again : the attempt to ...

Author: Theo van Leeuwen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1349277002

Category: Music

Page: 240

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This book explores what speech, music and other sounds have in common. It gives a detailed description of the way perspective, rhythm, textual quality and other aspects of sound are used to communicate emotion and meaning. It draws on a wealth of examples from radio (disk jockey and newsreading speech, radio plays, advertising jingles, news signature tunes), film soundtracks (The Piano, The X-files, Disney animation films), music ranging from medieval plain chant to drum 'n' bass and everyday soundscapes.

Music Sound and Filmmakers

35 In addition to music and sound effects, the film's aural environment includes dialogue (spoken almost exclusively by Sir John Gielgud) and voice-over announcements describing each of Prospero's books. Thus the film's sound, ...

Author: James Wierzbicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136597018

Category: Music

Page: 232

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Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema is a collection of essays that examine the work of filmmakers whose concern is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. The bulk of the text focuses on the work of directors Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Peter Greenaway, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Andrey Tarkovsky and Gus Van Sant. Significantly, the anthology includes a discussion of films administratively controlled by such famously sound-conscious producers as David O. Selznick and Val Lewton. Written by the leading film music scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia, Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema will complement other volumes in Film Music coursework, or stand on its own among a body of research.

Music Sound and Vibration in Special Education

This is particularly helpful to the profoundly deaf who will be able to see music. Cymascope patterns are accompanied by music or sounds and can be used with students for focused meditation.

Author: Ange Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000398536

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book provides practical guidance on how to successfully incorporate music, sound and vibration into your special school, exploring the rich benefits that musical opportunities offer for children with physical, mental health and learning disabilities. Music has been shown to improve mood, lift depression, improve blood flow and even ease pain, whilst musical interventions can encourage communication and enable relaxation. This book explores the physical, cognitive and mental health benefits of music use in special schools, introducing therapies and innovations that can be adapted for use in your own specialist setting. Key features include: • Chapters exploring a range of music therapies and technologies that allow all students to access the benefits of music, sound and vibration, from one-to-one therapeutic music sessions to vibro-acoustic therapy and sing and sign • Case studies and anecdotes showcasing the innovative ways that special schools are using music, and providing concrete examples of how to deliver, record and access music provision • Photocopiable policies, risk assessments and links to useful resources Written by an author with a wealth of experience in special education, this book is essential reading for all those working in specialist settings or with children with SEND.

Music Sound and Technology in America

Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. Taylor, Timothy D. “The Commodification of Music at the Dawn of the Era of 'Mechanical Music.'” Ethnomusicology 51 (spring–summer ...

Author: Timothy D. Taylor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349469

Category: Music

Page: 410

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This reader collects primary documents on the phonograph, cinema, and radio before WWII to show how Americans slowly came to grips with the idea of recorded and mediated sound. Through readings from advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, popular fiction, correspondence, and sheet music, one gains an understanding of how early-20th-century Americans changed from music makers into consumers.

Computational Intelligence in Music Sound Art and Design

The music individuals are interactively evaluated by human. The system is intended to assist beginners in composing music they favorite. The GeneticDrummer [11] by Dostál generates a human-like drum accompaniment for a given score of an ...

Author: João Correia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319557505

Category: Computers

Page: 371

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoMUSART 2017, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in April 2017, co-located with the Evo*2017 events EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoApplications. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics and application areas, including: generative approaches to music, graphics, game content, and narrative; music information retrieval; computational aesthetics; the mechanics of interactive evolutionary computation; computer-aided design; and the art theory of evolutionary computation.

Music Sound and Architecture in Islam

One artist performing in al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, a renovated twelfthcentury palace near Aleppo's Citadel, argued that his music sounded better in older buildings because of the implicit association of the place with the sounds (it didn't ...

Author: Michael Frishkopf

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477312463

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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Tracing the connections between music making and built space in both historical and contemporary times, Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam brings together domains of intellectual reflection that have rarely been in dialogue to promote a greater understanding of the centrality of sound production in constructed environments in Muslim religious and cultural expression. Representing the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, art history, architecture, history of architecture, religious studies, and Islamic studies, the volume's contributors consider sonic performances ranging from poetry recitation to art, folk, popular, and ritual musics—as well as religious expressions that are not usually labeled as "music" from an Islamic perspective—in relation to monumental, vernacular, ephemeral, and landscape architectures; interior design; decoration and furniture; urban planning; and geography. Underscoring the intimate relationship between traditional Muslim sonic performances, such as the recitation of the Qur'an or devotional songs, and conventional Muslim architectural spaces, from mosques and Sufi shrines to historic aristocratic villas, gardens, and gymnasiums, the book reveals Islam as an ideal site for investigating the relationship between sound and architecture, which in turn proves to be an innovative and significant angle from which to explore Muslim cultures.

Sound Thinking Tips and Tools for Understanding Popular Music

In music research it is good to start by listening to the music using a time and space approach to analysis. That means simply listening to what is happening over time and how the instruments and sounds interact.

Author: Steve Dillon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 129188985X

Category: Education


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Sound Thinking provides techniques and approaches to critically listen, think, talk and write about songs you hear or make. It provides tips on song writing, performing and music research. It encourages regular and deep thinking about music activities through reflective questions that help build a musical dialog that leads to deeper understanding.

Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano

The impact of the below-fundamental frequency power on the Knabe A7 key's sound will be studied by means of frequency domain filtering. Parts of the A7 spectrum will be removed and the sound of the remaining wave will be analyzed.

Author: David M. Koenig

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191034436

Category: Science

Page: 336

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This book addresses the analysis of musical sounds from the viewpoint of someone at the intersection between physicists, engineers, piano technicians, and musicians. The study is structured into three parts. The reader is introduced to a variety of waves and a variety of ways of presenting, visualizing, and analyzing them in the first part. A tutorial on the tools used throughout the book accompanies this introduction. The mathematics behind the tools is left to the appendices. Part Two provides a graphical survey of the classical areas of acoustics that pertain to musical instruments: vibrating strings, bars, membranes, and plates. Part Three is devoted almost exclusively to the piano. Several two- and three-dimensional graphical tools are introduced to study various characteristics of pianos: individual notes and interactions among them, the missing fundamental, inharmonicity, tuning visualization, the different distribution of harmonic power for the various zones of the piano keyboard, and potential uses for quality control. These techniques are also briefly applied to other musical instruments studied in earlier parts of the book. For physicists and engineers there are appendices to cover the mathematics lurking beneath the numerous graphs and a brief introduction to Matlab® which was used to generate these graphs. A website accompanying the book ( contains: - Matlab® scripts - mp3 files of sounds - references to YouTube videos - and up-to-date results of recent studies