The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Ghost Singers: The Singing Voice in Korean Pop Cinema

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Sarah Keith [+-]
Macquarie University
Dr Sarah Keith is Lecturer in Music and Media at Macquarie University. Her research areas include Korean and Japanese popular music and culture, the Australian music industries, and music and cultural policy. Sarah's current research focuses on Korean popular culture within Australia.
Alex Mesker [+-]
Macquarie University
Dr Alex Mesker is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Media, Music, Communication, and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. He completed a Masters in 2007 on compositional strategies for electronic music, and a PhD in 2017 on the use of sound and music in 1960s television cartoons. His research interests span computational arts, animation, and screen soundtrack studies.

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This volume focuses on the singing voice in contemporary cinema from 1945 to the present day, and rather than being restricted to one particular genre, considers how the singing voice has helped define and/or confuse genre classification. Typically heard in song, the singing voice is arguably the most expressive of all musical instruments. This volume celebrates the ways in which singing features in film. This includes the singing voice as protagonist, as narrator, as communicator, as entertainer, and as comedic interlude. Whether the singing voice in film is personally expressive, reflexive and distant, or synchronized for entertainment, there is typically interplay between the voice and visual elements. Extending beyond the body of literature on ‘the musical’, the volume is not about musicals per se. Rather, The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema discusses the singing voice as a distinct genre that focuses on the conceptualization and synchronization of the singing voice in the post-War era. It explores the relationship between screen, singing, singer and song; it celebrates the intersection of the singing voice and popular culture. In doing so, the volume will cross multiple disciplines including vocal studies, film studies, film sound studies, and music production (vocal processing).

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Keith, Sarah; Mesker, Alex. Ghost Singers: The Singing Voice in Korean Pop Cinema. The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2021. ISBN 9781781791127. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35463. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35463. Mar 2021

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