The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

From Despicable to Happy: Animated Vocality in the Evolution of Felonius Gru

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Veronica Stewart [+-]
Sydney Voice Studio
Dr Veronica Stewart is a singer, teacher and researcher, with a keen interest in the singing voice, songwriting and associated creative processes. Her PhD investigated the creativity of Australian singer-songwriters (2019). Veronica is also the director and principal voice teacher of the Sydney Voice Studio. She has worked with singers for over 15 years and now frequently works with contemporary singer-songwriters, fellow singing teachers and artists with a focus on sustainable vocal, musical and entrepreneurial creative practices.
Diane Hughes [+-]
Macquarie University
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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.

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The role of animated vocality is explored through analyses of Pharell Williams’ songs as featured in Despicable Me films. Williams’ singer-songwriter vocality – cumulative and identifying factors - atypically encompasses sound production, songwriting, and singing. Such vocality is identified within a purposefully developed framework that informs the development of animated characterisation.

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Stewart, Veronica; Hughes, Diane. From Despicable to Happy: Animated Vocality in the Evolution of Felonius Gru. The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 196-212 Nov 2020. ISBN 9781781791127. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35470. Date accessed: 24 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35470. Nov 2020

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