From IB Tauris:
So far, the study of cinema has been overwhelmingly visual. In this book Robert Robertson presents cinema as an audiovisual medium, based on Eisenstein’s ideas on the montage of music, image and sound. Robertson applies an audiovisual focus to key works by film directors such as Spike Lee, Maya Deren, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Fritz Lang, as well as exploring the audiovisual in avant-garde animation, in landscape in cinema, and in films beyond the European tradition. Recent developments in technology have for the first time enabled practitioners to work extensively with music and sound on an equal level with the visual track, so Robertson also explores the audiovisual creative process in opera, a music/film collaboration, and in his music/films Oserake and The River That Walks.
This illuminating book has relevance for practitioners in any work that involves the audiovisual, especially cinema and its future multiple forms.
Robert Robertson is a composer and filmmaker. He is also the author of Eisenstein on the Audiovisual (I.B. Tauris), winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation’s And/Or Award.
This is going to be great!
This is going to be a great read!
Also here is the program for the screening last week in London-
Robert Robertson has a new series called Rabelaisdada and it is wickedly funny. Here is the link to the site. I am just getting started on it and it certainly has peaked my interest. More on this soon
Check it out!
Here is an excerpt from Lynlee’s Beauty was Everywhere, which was featured in Sound Interpretations dedication to Virginia Woolf. To quote Una Lee, “Soothing field recording and awakening text are merged together in one to express the deepest admiration towards Virginia Woolf.” Enjoy!
To listen or download the entire disc go here-
Lynlee has contributed a new track entitled Beauty was Everywhere for Haze’s Sound Interpretation series dedicated to Virginia Woolf. This track consists of field recordings and a superb, rich reading by Una herself . Both of us are great admires of Woolf, so hopefully the track will inspire a few new readers to seek Woolf out, or motivate some old readers to dust off their copies of Mrs Dalloway . Here is a link to the Haze compilation. More Lynlee soon.