Music and Game: Perspectives on a Popular Alliance

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Peter Moormann
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 11, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 223 pages

This anthology examines the various facets of video game music. Contributors from the fields of science and practice document its historical development, discuss the music’s composition techniques, interactivity and function as well as attending to its performative aspects.

 

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Contents

Foreword
8
History of Video Game Music
11
Interactivity and Music in Computer Games
41
Video Game Audio Breakdown
63
Interactive Video Game Music in the 1990s
81
Scoring Play Soundtracks and Video Game Genres
93
Resourceful Frames and Sensory Functions Musical Transformations from Game to Film in Silent Hill
106
An Auditory Analysis of Fantastical Games
125
Playing with Music Featuring Sound in Games
159
Geeks on Stage? Investigations in the World of Live Chipmusic
171
Playing Music and Games
191
Contributors
215
List of Abbreviations
219
Index of Games
221
Index of Names
225
Copyright

Aesthetical Considerations of Game Music
147

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About the author (2012)

Peter Moormann is a Research Associate in the Department of Musicology at the Freie Universitšt Berlin working within the Collaborative Research Centre 626 on Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits. His writings focus on film, music, and television.

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