Experiencing music and visual cultures : threshold, intermediality, and synchresis /

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge,, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (vi, 224 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00815413, Art and music., bisacsh, fast, MUSIC / General, MUSIC / History & Criticism


Includes bibliographical references and index.Setting the Scene -- Synch: Scenes of Implication / ALESSANDRA CAMPANA -- Armida In-Between. The Translation of the Affetti. / GIOVANNI CARERI -- Voice as Presence and Absence -- La Voix humaine (1959-2016) and the "Epiphany" of the Performer's Identity / FRANCESCA PLACANICA -- Puppets that Sing or Scenery that Breathes: Phelim McDermott's Satyagraha / HAYLEY FENN -- Manipulating (Public) Images in the Contemporary Music Documentary / JENNIFER O'MEARA -- A New Carmen for a Renewed Spain: Nationalism and Cinema during the Spanish Civil War / LAURA MIRANDA -- Beyond Borders -- "Uber Opera": The Politics of Site-Specific Mobile Opera in Los Angeles / MONICA CHIEFFO -- Quel trouble me saisit? The Arrested Gaze of Armide in Poussin, Quinault and Lully / MICHAEL LEE -- Music in Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Musical Experimentation in the Service of Revolutionary Ideology / MARYSOL QUEVEDO -- Ken Russell's Mahler: A Musical Phantasmagoria / PASCAL VANDELANOITTE -- There's Meth in the Madness: Music and Incongruence in AMC's Breaking Bad / JESSICA SHINE-- From Silence to Sound and Back -- Music, Painting, Cosmos, Chaos: Flaying and Playing in Titian and Ribera / ITAY SAPIR -- Armonia: Seeing and Hearing in Veronese's Le nozze di Cana / ANTONIO CASCELLI -- Listening to Space in Time / SUSANNA PASTICCI -- The Allowable Voices of Silent Opera Films in 1910s Ireland / DENIS CONDON.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 18, 2021).Bringing the research of musicologists, art historians, and film studies scholars into dialogue, this book explores the relationships between visual art forms and music. The chapters are organized around three core concepts - threshold, intermediality, and synchresis - which offerways of understanding and discusssing the interplay between the arts of sounds and images. Refuting the idea that music and visual art forms only operate in parallel, the contributors instead consider how the arts of sound and vision are entwined across a wide array of materials, genres and time periods. Contributors delve into a rich variety of topics, ranging from the art of Renaissance Italy to the politics of opera in contemporary Los Angeles to the popular television series Breaking Bad. Placing these chapters in conversation, this volume develops a shared language for cross-disciplinary inquiry into arts that blend music and visual components, integrates insights from film studies with the conversation between musicology and art history, and moves the study of music and visual culture forward.Antonio Cascelli is Lecturer in Music at Maynooth University, Ireland. Denis Condon is Lecturer in Film at Maynooth University, Ireland.