Composing Audiovisually Perspectives on audiovisual practices and relationships
What does the Coen Brothers’ Barton Fink have in common with Norman McLaren’s Synchromy? Or with audiovisual sculpture? Or contemporary music video? Composing Audiovisually interrogates how the relationship between the audiovisual media in these works, and our interaction with them, might allow us to develop mechanisms for talking about and understanding our experience of audiovisual media across a broad range of modes. Presenting close readings of audiovisual artefacts, conversations with artists, consideration of contemporary pedagogy and a detailed conceptual and theoretical framework that considers the nature of contemporary audiovisual experience, this book attempts to address gaps in our discourse on audiovisual modes, and offer possible starting points for future, genuinely transdisciplinary thinking in the field.
Section 1 - Thinking Audiovisually
Chapter One - Discourse on Audiovisual Experience
Chapter Two - Analysis of questionnaire results
Chapter Three - Defining Transperceptual Attention
Coda - some terminology for Transperceptual Attention
Section 2 - Composing Audiovisually
Chapter Four - the elements of audiovisual composition
Chapter Five - Teaching Audiovisually
Section 3 - Analysing Audiovisually
Case Study 1 - For Tashi
Case Study 2 - Cinechine
Case Study 3 - pebbles
Case Study 4 - Hitchcock Etudes
Case Study 5 - Close to be close to me
Case Study 6 - A Love Story
Case Study 7 - Open Air
Epilogue - Final Reflections
Situating practice firmly at the heart of her discourse, Dr. Harris unpacks the creative process from a composer's perspective, revealing valuable insights which challenging traditional media hierarchies and elaborate nuanced understandings of audiovisual composition. This text will be of importance to students, fellow composers and auiodvisuolologists, providing a desperately needed injection of new perspectives into the topic.
Andrew Knight-Hill, University of Greenwich, London.
Harris courageously crafts transdisciplinary inroads into difficult territory, providing teachers, composers, students and theorists multi-perspectival approaches to a broad range of audiovisual practice and identifying and challenging limits of current language and conceptions.
Bret Battey, De Montfort University, Leicester