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Music and Visual Culture

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Music and Visual Culture is a new series of both monographs and anthologies that offer original insights into musical and visual concepts or practices in combination. Bursting the bounds of traditional iconographic studies, research in this area draws upon a wide range of materials (visual art, objects, ephemera, film and television, music video, multimedia installation, online content, video games, metaphor, criticism and aesthetics, staging for opera and dance), and springs from a broad array of disciplines (musicology, art history, ethnomusicology, film studies, game studies, performance studies, cultural studies). The series aims to include work representing the full span of geographies and eras, and engaging with a variety of approaches such as cultural history; ethnomusicology; opera, film, and performance studies; multimedia phenomena; and music psychology or cognitive neuroscience. The editors’ premise is that studies in music and visual culture should not be seen as occupying a middle ground between these two disciplines, but rather as integral to each field—participating in and helping to advance each disciplinary discourse equally.

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Icons of Sound Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art

Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art

1st Edition

Edited By Bissera V. Pentcheva
May 30, 2022

Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art brings together art history and sound studies to offer new perspectives on medieval churches and cathedrals as spaces where the perception of the visual is inherently shaped by sound. The chapters encompass a wide geographic and ...

Arabesque without End Across Music and the Arts, from Faust to Shahrazad

Arabesque without End: Across Music and the Arts, from Faust to Shahrazad

1st Edition

Edited By Anne Leonard
November 11, 2021

Featuring multidisciplinary research by an international team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the contested aspects of arabesque while exploring its penchant for crossing artistic and cultural boundaries to create new forms. Enthusiastically imported from its Near Eastern sources by ...

Experiencing Music and Visual Cultures Threshold, Intermediality, Synchresis

Experiencing Music and Visual Cultures: Threshold, Intermediality, Synchresis

1st Edition

Edited By Antonio Cascelli, Denis Condon
February 01, 2021

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 ...

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