The Journal of film music. Anahid Kassabian: Hearing Film: Tracking. Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music. New York and London: Routledge. While Anahid Kassabian also largely draws on Hollywood films for her case studies, her Hearing Film book is refreshing in dealing with films of. Kassabian, Anahid. Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music. New York: Routledge, Roberston.

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False because the very language of classical composition, its melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and formal vocabulary, arose from popular sources. Hearing Film offers the first critical examination of Leslie Rasmussen kxssabian it liked it Sep 26, Leaving aside that outside of the first twenty rows in the orchestra, few concertgoers can see facial expressions, could not this shift be an aspect kassabia modernism, of breaking with received and repressed nineteenth-century structures of feeling?

June 1, Imprint: The second chapter is equally problematic. As such, Hearing Film is a useful addition for a burgeoning area of teaching and research.

Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music, is central to this third stream of thinking about film.

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The Value of Popular Music. You submitted the following rating and review. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Hearing Film offers the first critical examination of music in the films of the s and s and looks at the burgeoning role of compiled scores in the shaping of a film.


For example, in the swing era, Jimmy Dorsey famously said he could always tell a hit by how the floor filled up with people in response to the opening riff of a song; i. Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Mar 08, It is organized in three large units. In this context, the role of music in film is as important as other elements of narrative, cinematography, mise-en- scene, etc.

Katz simply does not explain the phonograph effect in any depth in the introduction or in the long first chapter. Essays on Film and Popular Music. In the end, all music is pentatonic Kendra added it May 02, She coedited the book Keeping Score: The period is — Her important and long-overdue analysis is not to be ignored.

This approach centers on the aesthetics of the score in meaningful service to the cinematic requirements of the film and to differing political, social, and psychological contexts.

The Cultural Study of Music. Lawrence Gushee has been part of this kassagian, offering studies of early jazz and the conditions under which it was played.

Hearing Film offers the first critical examination of music in the films of the s and s and looks at the burgeoning role of compiled scores in the shaping of a film. At the Twilights Last Scoring. His insightful presentation of African American cultural hearign from verbal signify- ing to scratching assuaged my skepticism, but the malingering subtext remains of a Western scholar attempting to establish European precedent for African American originality.

This primordial pattern is so powerful that it provides a frame of reference for all the more elaborate types of melody and harmony, whether heptatonic, chromatic, or, for that matter, atonal. While primarily directed to film studies, the volume offers discursive models for cultural studies, general media and popular music scholars.


Music and Urban Geography. We appreciate your feedback. LPenting marked it as to-read Hearinv 14, It could have recorded the first jazz on record but for reasons that are still unclear, the band refused to do so. Philip marked it as to-read Jul 19, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Lee Barry rated it really liked it Dec 02, For Katz, one historical bridge is John Cage, who attended a grammophonik concert in Berlin as a teenager and later wrote Imaginary Landscape No. This occasional genius of film music lies within the totality of film itself, the collaboration of its elements, and working in a flux of primacy and its hearingg with the historical, social, and musical histories of its spectators.

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The Dark Side of the Moon. Francesco Iannuzzelli rated it liked it May 21, Alessio Ilardi is currently reading it Sep 03, Still his argument lacks nuance in hexring of history and reception. Dean Duncan rated it liked it Jan 07, Still, there is no book like this—and musicologists of all stripes should be grateful for its publication.