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[Commlist] New book: Music and Sound in Silent Film, From the Nickelodeon to The Artist

Mon Jan 07 17:42:21 GMT 2019

New edited collection:

/Music and Sound in Silent Film, From the Nickelodeon to /The Artist (Routledge 2019)


*Simon Trezise, *Introduction

*Part One: The evolution of sound and performance practices, the American experience*

*Jim Buhler and Allison Wente, *‘Better Music at Smaller Cost’: Selling Mechanical Instruments to American Motion Picture Houses in the 1910s

*Kendra Preston Leonard:*Musical Suggestions for Hollywood Films, 1908-1927

*Malcolm Cook, *Sing them again: audience singing in silent film**

*Part Two: The evolution of sound and performance practices, the global experience*

*Denis Condon, *‘Players Must Be of a Good Class’: Women and Concert Musicians in Irish Picture Houses, 1910-20

*Laraine Porter, *Women musicians in the transition between silent and sound cinema**


*Part Three: Synchronisation and scoring – historical practices*

*Gillian B. Anderson, *Music’s Role in the Development of the ‘Mute’ Feature Film:

/Birth of a Nation/, /Ben Hur/ and /Wings/

*Fiona Ford, *Edmund Meisel’s score to /Der heilige Berg /(1926): Prefiguring Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ narrative-scoring practices in live performance**

*Part Four - Synchronisation and scoring – contemporary reworkings*

*Carl Davis, *interview by Simon Trezise**

*Ed Hughes, *Scenes from Ozu**

*Emilio Audissino, *Damaging a film; rediscovering a film. /A Musical Comparison of Three DVD Editions of /Nosferatu/./

*Nicholas Brown, *Electroacoustic Composition and Silent Film

*James Wierzbicki, *The Modern ‘Silent Film’

Ruth Barton & Simon Trezise, Trinity College Dublin

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