Disturbing Silences and Open Narratives: Musical Gaps in Fictional and Documentary Moving Images

In: Music, Narrative and the Moving Image

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Assuming that the interrelation between music and moving images was mainly defined in classical Hollywood cinema and that the degree of involvement with an audiovisually depicted narrative depends heavily on sound, the question is posed how the acoustic dimension in film may either enhance orientation or disturb the audience’s perception. By considering recorded concert performances, documentaries, and fiction films, this examination aims at analyzing the absence of sound, vision, or narrative. Gaps in audiovisual texts are interpreted as well as intermedial transfers between word, architecture, and music.

Music, Narrative and the Moving Image

Varieties of Plurimedial Interrelations

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