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Radio Drama and the Birth of Electronic Music

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

For lowbrow comedy, children's science fiction, and experimental Third Programme broadcasts, the gradual addition of electronic noise in sound effects technicians' arsenal in the 1950s offered new ... More


Ideological Struggles and Pragmatic Realities

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Opening with a discussion of the material problems encountered by the Workshop's supporters after its initial proposal, this chapter primarily concerns the aggressive but ultimately futile attempts ... More


The Sounds of Zhèngmíng: Setting Names Straight in Early Chinese Texts

Jane Geaney

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In early Chinese texts, straightness often indicates correctness, hence many things are said to be zhèng. But among them, only zhèngmíng emerged as a rhetorical slogan promising the production of ... More


Context and Subjectivity in Sound Effects Captioning

Sean Zdenek

in Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how sounds acquire meaning in specific audiovisual contexts. Even if we know, in raw technical terms, what a sound is – where it comes from, who or what made it, how to ... More


Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Jamie Sexton (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is part of a series which aims to explore the area of ‘screen music’. Volume topics include multimedia music, music and television, Hollywood film music, and the music of Bollywood cinema. ... More


‘Visual’ Sound Design: The Sonic Continuum

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter points to aesthetics developments that are partly inspired by technological developments (particularly the move from analogue to digital sound). Increasingly, film sound effects work ... More


Nothing Sounds Like an M-16

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how sound effects are used by combat filmmakers to tell coherent battlefield stories. The narrative potential of individual weapons’ sounds—such as grenades and RPGs—and the use ... More


Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hymns for the Fallen listens closely to forty years of Hollywood combat films produced after Vietnam. Ever a noisy genre, post-Vietnam war films have deployed music and sound to place the audience in ... More


The sound of <i>The Birds</i><sup>1</sup>

Richard Allen

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the role of sound in The Birds. It is well known that Hitchcock does not use a conventional score in The Birds and music is heard only twice in the film. The rest of the ... More


Hopkins

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ early interest in the relation between verbal sound and meaning is shown by the many philological notes in the diary, including one on ‘euphonic concord’ in an African ... More


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