Thursday, December 17, 2009

Music in Film

We all know that when 'that scary music' starts up, another frightful moment is lurking around the corner, and anytime the "Chariots of Fire" theme starts up we can't help but picture the present moment in dramatic slow-motion. How does music influence the context in which we understand a movie? Composers and film-scorers have become increasingly more sophisticated in manipulating tone, mood, tension, emotion, drama, and irony by selecting and creating sound to influence their audience. Jazz trumpet player (and former guest blogger) Jesse Neuman presented his MUSICWORKS workshop on the use of music in film , offering students an insightful look at the importance of a soundtrack to a movie's meaning.


Chessa! said...

this is so interesting. I love all of the details in a film and music is such a huge part of it. I often by soundtracks and scores.

Nadine @ BDG said...

Well, it's a lot like your blog soundtrack selections-- your pics lend themselves to narratives and music add to that context.