Personal Take: Composing with Sounds as Images

Julio d'Escrivan

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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
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781316676639
ISBN (Print)9781316614075, 9781107161788
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameCambridge Companions to Music
PublisherCambridge University Press


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