Music and Image in Concert

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Music and Image in Concert, 2009 - Art - 199 pages
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In 'Music and Image in Concert' composer, graphic designer and writer Meghan Stevens explores the implications to music when images are presented in music concerts. But how do artistic directors ensure that listeners aren't more engaged by the images than the music? Stevens presents a number of concepts that aim to maintain musical salience over added image in the instrumental music concert. This is to avoid the situation that occurs in film where the music is backgrounded and often not heard or not remembered. These concepts cover a range of music-image characteristics including narrative, synchronisation, rhythm, tempo, meaning, emotion, structure, genre, integration, interpretation, voice and text. As there is little research in this new field, these original concepts draw on a number of other disciplines including film, music-video, multimedia, cognitive psychology, psychomusicology, education and music philosophy. This book provides a practical approach for adding image to the music concert.
 

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Contents

Music and image in concert
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Integration and interpretation characteristics 140
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Changing and developing technologies 161
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Glossary 170
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Congruency of musicimage characteristics
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Table of figures Figure 1 Musicimage characteristics
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Congruency types for a characteristic
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Types of overall congruency
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Breakdown of combined narratives
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Types of narrative and their influence
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Synchronisation and tempopace characteristics
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Different types of rhythm
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Types of synchronisation
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Continuous synchronisation between points
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Continuous synchronisation waxing and waning
88
Emphasised points creating mickeymousing
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Full congruency
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Neutral congruency
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Partial congruency
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Incongruency
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Narrative characteristic
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Table of narrative types
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Meaning emotion and structure characteristics
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Genrestyle voice and text characteristics
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Changes created by the performance of music
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Interpretation versus transformation
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