Narrative music, visuals and meaning in film
2010 (English)In: Visual Communication, ISSN 1470-3572, E-ISSN 1741-3214, Vol. 9, no 2, 193-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Narrative media music, music used for narrative purposes in multimedia such as film, television or computer games, is becoming one of the largest sources of musical experience in our daily lives. Though typically experienced on an unconscious and unreflected level, this kind of music actively contributes narrative meaning in multimodal interplay with image, speech and sound effects. Often, what we (think we) see is to a large degree determined by what we hear. Using Halliday's (1978) metafunctions of communication as a starting point, two short film scenes (from Jaws and The Secret of My Success) are examined, with a focus on the intermodal relationships of music and image. The examples illustrate how musical and visual expressions combine to form multimodal statements where the whole is certainly different than the sum of the parts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 9, no 2, 193-210 p.
Research subject Music Education; Audio Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12379DOI: 10.1177/1470357210369886Local ID: b842bc80-a90b-11df-a707-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-12379DiVA: diva2:985329
Validerad; 2010; 20100816 (andbra)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved