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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


Do We Hear the City?: Voices of the Stranger in Hong Kong Cinema

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to examine the ethical relationship between self and other by way of focusing on the theme of estrangement in the New Hong Kong Cinema. In his study of the voice-over in cinema, ... More


Case Study: Film Sound, Acoustic Ecology and Performance in Electroacoustic Music

Randolph Jordan

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates a very different theme in live performance: the presentation of ‘acousmatic’ music, where sounds are produced to be listened to intently and ‘in their own right’, without ... More


Disembodied Voices

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/9780520282322.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Disembodied voices resound across the post-Vietnam Hollywood combat film. Some are heard in real time by way of military technology, such as radios which let soldiers and audiences experience battles ... More


Pamela and Plato: Ancient and Modern Epistolary Narratives

A. D. Morrison

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses differences and similarities between ancient and modern epistolary narratives, comparing Richardson's Pamela, Goethe's Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, Laclos’ Les Liaisons ... More


Hearing: With a Touch of Sound—The Affective Charge of Audio Design

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on sound design and its potential to elicit an affective response in the spectator. Films discussed in this chapter include: Berberian Sound Studio, Inside, and 127 Hours. ... More


The Acousmatic Voice

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Applying the theory of acousmatic sound presented in chapters 4 and 5, this chapter analyzes the role of acousmatic sound in philosophical accounts of the voice, from Husserl to Žižek and Dolar. The ... More


Sounding Decay in the Digital Age: “Audio-Visions” of (2002) and (1991)

Nessa Johnston

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bill Morrison’s Decasia (2012) and Peter Delpeut’s Lyrical Nitrate (1991) are collage works made up of decayed silent-era film fragments. The films approach sound in contrasting ways: Lyrical Nitrate ... More


The Machine Hums: Music, Special Sound, and the Spaces in Between

Louis Niebur

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

In 1966, BBC2’s anthology series Out of the Unknown broadcast an adaptation of E. M. Forster’s 1909 novella “The Machine Stops,” a story in which humans have abandoned both personal interactions and ... More


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