Before #MeToo: Hearing Vulnerability
The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes
Diane Hughes [+]
Diane Hughes is an Associate Professor in Vocal Studies and Music at Macquarie University. Her research areas include vocal health and wellbeing, music industries and recording, vocal artistry, emotion in song, the singer-songwriter and vocal pedagogy. She co-authored The New Music Industries: Disruption and Discovery (2016) with Evans, Morrow and Keith, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She is an advocate for music education and for multidisciplinary voice studies more broadly.
Mark Evans [+]
University of Technology Sydney
Professor Mark Evans is Head of the School of Communication at the University of Technology Sydney. He is Series Editor for Genre, Music and Sound. Recent books include Sounding Funny: Comedy, Cinema and Music (with Phillip Hayward) and Moves, Movies and Music: The Sound of Dance Films (with Mary Fogarty), and The New Music Industries: Disruption and Discovery (co-authored with Hughes, Morrow and Keith), published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Filmic narratives, whether fictional or documentary presentations, provide a powerful medium through which to explore topics related to exploitation within the music industries. This chapter explores pre- #MeToo depictions of vulnerability in various filmic vocal manifestations.