Sonic Image: Exploring relationships between the sound and visual worlds

Thanks to Adrian Martin Film Studies For Free heard about the online availability in one volume of the second edition of Sound Scripts: Proceedings of the Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference (2009). It is downloadable as a large pdf file/e-book here. The excellent contents, some of which are brilliantly film-related, are listed below, together with page numbers for ease of scrolling.

The volume explores the theme of ‘Sonic Image: Exploring relationships between the sound and visual worlds’, and features papers presented at the 2007 Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference, including the keynote address from cinema-sound expert Philip Brophy, a critical examination (by Jonathan W. Marshall) of the work of the 2007 keynote artist, Dutch contemporary opera composer Michel van der Aa, and other papers addressing the theme of the sonic image.

Also included is a discussion of the aesthetics microsonic vibration and bio-art (Paul Thomas), sonic immanence and dwelling within the space of sound (Bruce Mowson), Badalementi’s music for the films of David Lynch (Clare Nina Norelli), sonic Surrealism and the work of Nurse With Wound (Darren Jorgenson), Christoph Herndler’s notes to his visual score Im Schnitt, der Punkt [At Interface, the Point] (2003), flânerie, sonic flatness and the work of David Chesworth and Sonia Leber (Jonathan W. Marshall), low frequency effects in contemporary film composition (Cat Hope), the translation of the sights and environment of Antarctica into musical form (Patrick Shepherd), and Ross Bolleter’s account of his own work translating Australian landscapes and history into music via the Ruined Piano.

Grazie ancora, Adrian!

SOUND SCRIPTS Volume 2 (2009)
Edited by Cat Hope and Jonathan W. Marshall
Published by Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Faculty and Education Edith Cowan University and the Australian Music Centre

Editorial: Cat Hope    5
The Nth Art: The State of the Sonic Image at the 2007 Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference
2.    Keynote 1: Philip Brophy    9
Pseudo Soundtracks: The myth of inventive audiovision in contemporary cinema
3.    Keynote 2: Jonathan W. Marshall    16
Freezing the Music and Fetishising the Subject: The audiovisual dramaturgy of Michel van der Aa
4.    Paul Thomas    26
Audionano—Vibrating Matter
5.    Bruce Mowson    32
Being Within Sound: Immanence and listening
6.    Clare Nina Norelli    38
Suburban Dread: The music of Angelo Badalamenti in the films of David Lynch
7.    Darren Jorgenson    44
The Marvellous Surrealism of Nurse With Wound and The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion 8.    Christoph Herndler    51
Im Schnitt, der Punkt [At Interface, the Point] (2003)
9.    Jonathan W. Marshall    55
Flatness, Ornamentality and the Sonic Image: Puncturing flânerie and postcolonial memorialisation in the work of David Chesworth and Sonia Leber
10. Cat Hope    74
The Bottom End of Cinema: Low frequency effects in soundtrack composition
11. Patrick Shepherd    79
From Ice to Music: The challenges of translating the sights and sounds of Antarctica into music
12. Ross Bolleter    89
The Well Weathered Piano: A study in ruin

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