Personal Take: Composing with Sounds as Images

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    Abstract

    Digital media editing techniques have allowed the emergence of common technical approaches regardless of specific media. The non-linear approach to digital editing has encouraged a certain eclecticism in sound and music work to image. The practice of compositing, recombining images from different sources onto the visual frame, is echoed in the layering of audio samples in the soundtrack. This remix approach to audio creativity can be compared to DJ remix practice. Compositing sound to visual sequences is a task of finding meaning in musical building blocks, that can then be freely mixed in sync to picture. The resulting changes in professional practice are shaping a new kind of audio-visual composer: a polymath at ease in music, sound and image.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture
    EditorsNicholas Cook, Monique M. Ingalls, David Trippett
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages201-203
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781316676639
    ISBN (Print)9781316614075, 9781107161788
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019

    Publication series

    NameCambridge Companions to Music
    PublisherCambridge University Press

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