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Sound and Image

Aesthetics and Practices, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Knight-Hill

Focal Press

456 pages

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Sound and Image: Aesthetics and Practices brings together international artist scholars to explore diverse sound and image practices, applying critical perspectives to interrogate and evaluate both the aesthetics and practices that underpin the audiovisual.

Contributions draw upon established discourses in electroacoustic music, media art history, film studies, critical theory and dance; framing and critiquing these arguments within the context of diverse audiovisual practices. The volume’s interdisciplinary perspective contributes to the rich and evolving dialogue surrounding the audiovisual, demonstrating the value and significance of practice informed theory, and theory derived from practice. The ideas and approaches explored within this book will find application in a wide range of contexts across the whole scope of audiovisuality, from visual music and experimental film, to narrative film and documentary, to live performance, sound design and into sonic art and electroacoustic music.

This book is ideal for artists, composers and researchers investigating theoretical positions and compositional practices which bring together sound and image.

Table of Contents

1. Connected Media, Connected Idioms: The Relationship Between Video and Electroacoustic Music From A Composers Perspective.

Diego Garro

2. Sound/Image Relations in Videomusic: A Typological Proposition.

Myriam Boucher & Jean Piché

3. The Question of Form in Visual Music

Maura McDonnell

4. Audiovisual Spaces: Spatiality, Experience and Potentiality in Audiovisual Composition

Andrew Knight-Hill

5. Rhythm as The Intermediary of Audiovisual Fusions

Daniel Von Rüdiger

6. The Curious Case of The Plastic Hair-Comb: A Rhythm-Based Approach to A Parallel (Sound-Image-Touch) Theory of Aesthetic Practices.

Matthew Galea

7. The Spaces Between Gesture, Sound and Image

Mark Pedersen Brigid Burke Roger Alsop

8. The Gift of Sound and Vision: Visual Music as A Form of Glossolalic Speech

Philip Sanderson

9. Visual Music and Embodied Visceral Affect

Julie Watkins

10. The Function of Mickey-Mousing: A Re-Assessment

Emilio Audissino

11. Performing the Real: Audiovisual Documentary Performances and The Senses

Cornelia Lund

12. Blending Image and Music in Jim Jarmusch’s Cinema.

Celine Murillo

13. The New Analogue: Media Archaeology as Creative Practice in 21st Century Audiovisual Art

Joseph Hyde

14. Screen Grammar for Mobile Frame Media: The Audiovisual Language of Cinematic Virtual Reality, Case Studies and Analysis

Sam Gillies

15. Nature Morte

Jim Hobbs

16. Capturing Movement: A Videomusical Approach Sourced in The Natural Environment

Myriam Boucher

17. Constructing Visual Music Images with Electroacoustic Music Concepts

Maura McDonnell

18. Technique and Audiovisual Counterpoint in The Estuaries Series

Bret Battey

19. Exploring Expanded Audiovisual Formats (EAFs) - A Practitioner’s Perspective

Dr Louise Harris

20. Making A Motion Score: A Graphical and Genealogical Inquiry into A Multi-Screen Cinegraphy


21. The Human Body as an Audiovisual Instrument

Claudia Robles-Angel

22. Sound – [Object] – Dance: A Holistic Approach to Interdisciplinary Composition

Jung In Jung

23. Son e(s)t Lumière: Expanding Notions of Composition, Transcription and Tangibility Through Creative Sonification Of Digital Images

Simon Cummings

24. Audiovisual Heterophony: A Musical Reading of Walter Ruttmann's Film Lichtspiel Opus 3 (1924)

Tom Reid

About the Editor

Andrew Knight-Hill is a composer specialising in studio composed works, both sound-based electroacoustic and audiovisual. He is Senior Lecturer in Sound Design and Music Technology at the University of Greenwich, programme leader of Sound Design BA, director of the Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series and convenor of the annual SOUND/IMAGE conference.

About the Series

Sound Design

The Sound Design series takes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary view of the field of sound design across linear, interactive and embedded media and design contexts. Today’s sound designers might work in film and video, installation and performance, auditory displays and interface design, electroacoustic composition and software applications, and beyond. These forms and practices continuously cross-pollinate and produce an ever-changing array of technologies and techniques for audiences and users, which the series aims to represent and foster.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Film & Video
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Audio
MUSIC / Printed Music / Musicals, Film & TV
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
SCIENCE / Acoustics & Sound