The Female Singing Voice: Gospel, Blues, Epic Stories and Animation
The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes
Anne Power [+]
Western Sydney University
Associate Professor Anne Power’s research interests include music education, research methods, and leadership qualities that emerge through service learning. Her work with service learning and disadvantaged students, especially in First Nations communities, converges with themes of creativity. Anne has written on contemporary Australian opera, on approaches to singing in snapshots of Australian contexts, on developing a pedagogy for the voice across the K-10 curriculum, and she is an advocate for care of the voice in music education.
This chapter seeks to critically evaluate ways in which the female voice contributes to animated films. Vocal ornaments are used to emphasise humorous and dramatic moments and the chapter evaluates elements that produce emotion in music. The chapter concludes with a discussion of what can make music memorable, with particular reference to the films analysed throughout.