Download The Visual Music Film by Aimee Mollaghan (auth.) PDF

By Aimee Mollaghan (auth.)

Show description

Read or Download The Visual Music Film PDF

Similar performing arts books

Young People, New Theatre: A Practical Guide to an Intercultural Process

Youngsters, New Theatre is a ‘how-to’ booklet; exploring and explaining the method of taking part creatively with teams of kids throughout cultural divides.

Organized into workouts, case reports and particular themes, this publication plots a direction for these wishing to place this sort of theatre into instruction. Born out of the highly winning ‘Contacting the World’ pageant, it's the first useful instruction manual during this box.

Topics include:
* debating the shared global
* what's collaboration?
* alternative ways of operating
* adapting to express age teams and skills
* post-project evaluations.

Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution

Put up yr word: released 2005 by means of HarperCollins leisure
------------------------

Written by means of invoice Hick's lifelong pal, manufacturer, and co-creator, Kevin sales space deals the interior tale into the guy who used to be basically alongside for the experience for a tragically short while, but left an indelible mark on comedy fans and freethinkers in all places.

Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution deals an extraordinary fly-on-the-wall perception into the lifetime of one among Britain's so much enjoyed US comedians. loved within the united kingdom for his special type of savage, hilarious comedy, the single one who knew him inside and outside tells of a guy whose existence was once simply as impassioned and off-the-wall as his comedy. Even again at highschool, in Houston, Texas, Kevin was once Bill's co-conspirator, as they sneaked out of Bill's strict Baptist domestic at evening, and headed for the Comedy Workshop, the place on the age of fourteen, invoice used to be taking place a hurricane. They nearly shared each event ? from magic mushrooms to ladies, however it was once their song and their imaginative and prescient of comedy, which sure them so heavily jointly.

Kevin produced, engineered and played on lots of Bill's recordings, and it really is principally as a result of him, that a lot of Bill's comedy is quickly on hand on CD and video. Michael Bertin, a highly gifted writer from Austin, Texas, is co-writing Kevin's fly-on-the-wall biography of invoice Hicks.

At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City

The flicks of Orson Welles inhabit the areas of cities—from America's industrializing midlandto its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His video clips take us via darkish streets to confront nightmarish struggles for strength, the carnivalesque and weird, and the shadows and lightweight of human personality.

Carmen (Opera Journeys Libretto Series)

Whole LIBRETTO of Bizet's CARMEN, that includes a brand new TRANSLATION, and tune spotlight examples.

Extra info for The Visual Music Film

Example text

118 In conclusion, attempts to legitimise absolute music during the Romantic period left it in an ambiguous position. In addition to embodying itself as a formal musical structure, devoid of specific content, it could now embody everything. Ultimately, however, music’s emancipation from the extra-musical, its freeing from an obligation to provide a meaningful contribution to society and its subsequent autonomy in the Romantic period, led to it becoming an ideal model for the other arts. It became specifically pertinent as a model for the absolute visual music film, which had been striving to find legitimacy as a distinct entity, from the twentieth century onwards.

The second movement, however, does What Constitutes a Visual Music Film? 29 not have any of the usual characteristics of a second symphonic movement. It expands and develops the themes established in the first movement but does not take the time to lyrically dwell on it, retaining, as it does, the same steady metrical compound time signature of the first movement. The lack of a contrast between these movements does not allow for a clear demarcation between movements, nor does it provide us with breathing space to digest the ideas of the first movement and, indeed, hardly gives us time to draw breath as it dives straight into extremely complex visual arrangements.

Thus, I will draw on these two categories as a theoretical framework with which to explore the visual music film. This chapter will examine the evolution of the concept of absolute music as developed in the nineteenth century. It will pay close attention to the legitimisation of music as an art form that could be considered in both purely musical and transcendent terms at the same time. Following on from this it will then consider how the development of visual music film relates to the concept of formal absolute music from the abstract black-and-white modernist animations of Hans Richter and the tinted expressionistic works of Walter Ruttmann in Germany in the 1920s to the minimalist Line films of Norman McLaren in Canada in the 1960s.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 21 votes