1st Edition

Experiencing Music and Visual Cultures
Threshold, Intermediality, Synchresis




ISBN 9780367188047
Published February 1, 2021 by Routledge
232 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bringing the research of musicologists, art historians, and film studies scholars into dialogue, this book explores the relationships between visual art forms and music. The chapters are organized around three core concepts – threshold, intermediality, and synchresis – which offer ways of understanding and discusssing the interplay between the arts of sounds and images. Refuting the idea that music and visual art forms only operate in parallel, the contributors instead consider how the arts of sound and vision are entwined across a wide array of materials, genres and time periods.

Contributors delve into a rich variety of topics, ranging from the art of Renaissance Italy to the politics of opera in contemporary Los Angeles to the popular television series Breaking Bad. Placing these chapters in conversation, this volume develops a shared language for cross-disciplinary inquiry into arts that blend music and visual components, integrates insights from film studies with the conversation between musicology and art history, and moves the study of music and visual culture forward.

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene

2 -Synch: Scenes of Implication

ALESSANDRA CAMPANA

3 - Armida In-Between. The Translation of the Affetti.

GIOVANNI CARERI


Voice as Presence and Absence

4 - La Voix humaine (1959-2016) and the "Epiphany" of the Performer’s Identity

FRANCESCA PLACANICA

5 - Puppets that Sing or Scenery that Breathes: Phelim McDermott’s Satyagraha

HAYLEY FENN

6 - Manipulating (Public) Images in the Contemporary Music Documentary

JENNIFER O’MEARA

7 - A New Carmen for a Renewed Spain: Nationalism and Cinema during the Spanish Civil War

LAURA MIRANDA


Beyond Borders

8 - "Uber Opera": The Politics of Site-Specific Mobile Opera in Los Angeles

MONICA CHIEFFO

9 - Quel trouble me saisit? The Arrested Gaze of Armide in Poussin, Quinault and Lully

MICHAEL LEE

10 - Music in Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Musical Experimentation in the Service of Revolutionary Ideology

MARYSOL QUEVEDO

11 - Ken Russell’s Mahler: A Musical Phantasmagoria

PASCAL VANDELANOITTE

12 - There’s Meth in the Madness: Music and Incongruence in AMC’s Breaking Bad

JESSICA SHINE


From Silence to Sound and Back

13 - Music, Painting, Cosmos, Chaos: Flaying and Playing in Titian and Ribera

ITAY SAPIR

14 - Armonia: Seeing and Hearing in Veronese’s Le nozze di Cana

ANTONIO CASCELLI

15 - Listening to Space in Time

SUSANNA PASTICCI

16 - The Allowable Voices of Silent Opera Films in 1910s Ireland

DENIS CONDON

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Editor(s)

Biography

Antonio Cascelli is Lecturer in Music at Maynooth University, Ireland.

Denis Condon is Lecturer in Film at Maynooth University, Ireland.