Katherine Williams [+]
University of Bristol
In Chapter 5, I consider extramusical readings of the tonal shade and mix placement of Wainwright’s voice. By adapting another of Moore and Dockwray’s methods (the soundbox), I analyse the placement of the voice in the mix, and depict it visually. I combine these soundbox analyses with psychoanalytical readings of the ego, suggesting how Wainwright’s voice, autobiography, and sense of self work together. More details about Rufus Wainwright can be found at Williams’ recent blogpost on Thinking About Music, available here .