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Rescoring the Moving Image: La Belle et la Bête, Mashups and (Mis)syncing

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the relationship between loose and tight audiovisual synchronization in two recent instances, both of which speak to an aesthetic of repurposing in new audiovisual expression. ... More


Celebrity, Music, and the Multimedia Portrait

Joshua S. Walden

in Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 4 examines hybrid works of multimedia portraiture and the genre of the portrait opera. The chapter first views the Voom Portraits of the American avant-garde director Robert Wilson, an ... More


Minimalism and Music Theater

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the history of minimalism and the work of Philip Glass in music theater and opera, notably his influential Einstein on the Beach with Robert Wilson. It considers the influence ... More


Musical Portraits of Visual Artists

Joshua S. Walden

in Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 2 considers the connections between musical and visual modes of representing identity through the study of musical portraits of visual artists, with special focus on Morton Feldman’s “de ... More


Minimalism and Strange Bedfellows

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As John Cage and the academic serialists pursued their apparently contradictory aesthetics on the East Coast, another compositional wave was taking shape on the edge of the Pacific. Known as ... More


Godfrey Reggio (on Visitors)

Scott MacDonald

in Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Well known for his Qatsi Trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi—“qatsi” means life in the Hopi language), Reggio works with composer Philip Glass on each of his feature projects. Visitors is ... More


Allusions of Grandeur

William Gibbons

in Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265250
eISBN:
9780190265304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265250.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter explores how video games can seek to raise their artistic profile by using classical music to allude to cinema history. After describing some of the visual elements that can be ... More


The Mind of Music

Bruce W. Wilshire

in The Much-at-Once

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268337
eISBN:
9780823272501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268337.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Music is the voicing or sounding of reason, which has its own logic; reason is at the heart of what Nietzsche calls the “mind of music.” In fugue, we hear the same theme repeated; this instances a ... More


Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Joshua S. Walden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This book explores the wide-ranging but underexamined genre of musical portraiture. It focuses in particular on contemporary and experimental music created between 1945 and the present day, an era in ... More


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