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Author : Julia Hallam
Lisa Shaw
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2020-04-15
Page : 184
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1839091991
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Presenting research findings from recent studies, including pilot projects led by the authors in the UK and Brazil, this book provides an accessible, timely, practically relevant and jargon-free overview of how music and films are currently used in nursing homes, dementia wards and day care centres for the older population.


Author : Julia Hallam
Lisa Shaw
Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited
Release : 2020-04-15
Page : 184
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9781839092022
Description :


Presenting research findings from recent studies, including pilot projects led by the authors in the UK and Brazil, this book provides an accessible, timely, practically relevant and jargon-free overview of how music and films are currently used in nursing homes, dementia wards and day care centres for the older population.


Author : Berthold Hoeckner
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2019-11-27
Page : 320
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 022664975X
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Film has shaped modern society in part by changing its cultures of memory. Film, Music, Memory reveals that this change has rested in no small measure on the mnemonic powers of music. As films were consumed by growing American and European audiences, their soundtracks became an integral part of individual and collective memory. Berthold Hoeckner analyzes three critical processes through which music influenced this new culture of memory: storage, retrieval, and affect. Films store memory through an archive of cinematic scores. In turn, a few bars from a soundtrack instantly recall the image that accompanied them, and along with it, the affective experience of the movie. Hoeckner examines films that reflect directly on memory, whether by featuring an amnesic character, a traumatic event, or a surge of nostalgia. As the history of cinema unfolded, movies even began to recall their own history through quotations, remakes, and stories about how cinema contributed to the soundtrack of people’s lives. Ultimately, Film, Music, Memory demonstrates that music has transformed not only what we remember about the cinematic experience, but also how we relate to memory itself.


Author : Michael Baumgartner
Ewelina Boczkowska
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-09-23
Page : 314
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1315298430
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In the wake of World War II, the arts and culture of Europe became a site where the devastating events of the 20th century were remembered and understood. Exploring one of the most integral elements of the cinematic experience—music—the essays in this volume consider the numerous ways in which post-war European cinema dealt with memory, trauma and nostalgia, showing how the music of these films shaped the representation of the past. The contributors consider films from the United Kingdom, Poland, the Soviet Union, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Austria, and the Netherlands, providing a diverse and well-rounded understanding of film music in the context of historical memory. Memory is often underrepresented within scholarly musical studies, with most of these applications found in the disciplines of ethnomusicology, popular music studies, music cognition, and psychology and music therapy. Likewise, trauma has mainly been studied in relation to music in only a few historical contexts, while nostalgia has attracted even less academic attention. In three parts, this volume addresses each area of study as it relates to the music of European cinema from 1945 to 1989, applying an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how films use music to negotiate the precarious relationships we maintain with the past. Music, Collective Memory, Trauma, and Nostalgia in European Cinema after the Second World War offers compelling arguments as to what makes music such a powerful medium for memory, trauma and nostalgia.


Author : Julia Hallam
Lisa Shaw
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2020-04-15
Page : 184
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1839092017
Description :


Presenting research findings from recent studies, including pilot projects led by the authors in the UK and Brazil, this book provides an accessible, timely, practically relevant and jargon-free overview of how music and films are currently used in nursing homes, dementia wards and day care centres for the older population.


Author : Bob Snyder
Robert Snyder
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2000
Page : 291
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9780262692373
Description :


Divided into two parts, this book shows how human memory influences the organization of music. The first part presents ideas about memory and perception from cognitive psychology and the second part of the book shows how these concepts are exemplified in music.


Author : Mark Jancovich
Paul Grainge
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 2003-09-06
Page : 261
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9780719063756
Description :


Taking Hollywood as its focus, this timely book provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film from early cinema to the present. Considering the relationship between official and popular memory, the politics of memory, and the technological and representational shifts that have come to effect memory's contemporary mediation, the book contributes to the growing debate on the status and function of the past in cultural life and discourse. By gathering key critics from film studies, American studies and cultural studies, Memory and Popular Film establishes a framework for discussing issues of memory in film and of film as memory. Together with essays on the remembered past in early film marketing, within popular reminiscence, and at film festivals, the book considers memory films such as Forrest Gump, Lone Star, Pleasantville, Rosewood and Jackie Brown.


Author : Siu-Lan Tan
Annabel J. Cohen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-06-27
Page : 432
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 0199608156
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The Psychology of Music in Multimedia is the first book dedicated to the scientific research on how we integrate sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. The focus on empirical research and strong psychological framework make a unique and distinct contribution to the field. The international roster of contributors present rich and diverse perspectives from a wide range of disciplines includingpsychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communication. Collectively, the rich chapters in this edited volume present a comprehensive treatment of research on the multimedia experience,with the aim of disseminating this knowledge base and inspiring future scholarship.


Author : John Seamon
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2015-08-14
Page : 272
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0262029715
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How popular films from Memento to Slumdog Millionaire can help us understand how memory works.


Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-02-05
Page : 400
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0307373495
Description :


What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions. In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.


Author : Cretien van Campen
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2014-01-23
Page : 192
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0191509299
Description :


The senses can be powerful triggers for memories of our past, eliciting a range of both positive and negative emotions. The smell or taste of a long forgotten sweet can stimulate a rich emotional response connected to our childhood, or a piece of music transport us back to our adolescence. Sense memories can be linked to all the senses - sound, vision, and even touch can also trigger intense and emotional memories of our past. In The Proust Effect, we learn about why sense memories are special, how they work in the brain, how they can enrich our daily life, and even how they can help those suffering from problems involving memory. A sense memory can be evoked by a smell, a taste, a flavour, a touch, a sound, a melody, a colour or a picture, or by some other involuntary sensory stimulus. Any of these can triggers a vivid, emotional reliving of a forgotten event in the past. Exploring the senses in thought-provoking scientific experiments and artistic projects, this fascinating book offers new insights into memory - drawn from neuroscience, the arts, and professions such as education, elderly care, health care therapy and the culinary profession.


Author : Elena Mannes
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2011-05-24
Page : 288
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0802778291
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The award-winning creator of the acclaimed documentary "The Music Instinct: Science & Song," explores the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain, and the world of nature. Only recently has science sought in earnest to understand and explain this impact. One remarkable recent study, analyzing the cries of newborns, shows that infants' cries contain common musical intervals, and children tease each other in specific, singsong ways no matter where in the world they live. Physics experiments show that sound waves can physically change the structure of a material; musician and world-famous conductor Daniel Barenboim believes musical sound vibrations physically penetrate our bodies, shifting molecules as they do. The Power of Music follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture, to discover: how much of our musicality is learned and how much is innate? Can examining the biological foundations of music help scientists unravel the intricate web of human cognition and brain function? Why is music virtually universal across cultures and time-does it provide some evolutionary advantage? Can music make people healthier? Might music contain organizing principles of harmonic vibration that underlie the cosmos itself?


Author : Caryl Flinn
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2004
Page : 323
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780520228955
Description :


"An original, intelligent, and insightful book. Over the past twenty years, the New German Cinema has been the topic of some of our most sophisticated studies of memory, history, and political identity. Flinn extends, deepens, and expands on this work to offer necessary insights about music, cinema, and national identity in postwar Germany. With wit, rigor, and an engaging prose style, Flinn exposes the New German Cinema in its ability to dramatize a commitment to historical memory that is not sentimental, romanticized, or fueled by nationalist fervor. This is a remarkably innovative, transformative, and important work."—Patrice Petro, author of Aftershocks of the New: Feminism & Film History "Using the musical soundtrack as her 'Auftakt,' Caryl Flinn revisits melodrama and melancholia, camp and kitsch, and memory and shock in the works of such filmmakers as Fassbinder, Kluge, Ottinger, Treut, and Schroeter. The resulting intellectual counterpoint is dazzling. In the wake of this articulate analysis, the New German Cinema will never be the same again. In these 'leaden times' of ours, Flinn reminds us of the hope that an alternative aesthetics has to offer."—Alice Kuzniar, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, author of The Queer German Cinema


Author : Jayson Beaster-Jones
Natalie Sarrazin
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-10-04
Page : 212
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1317399706
Description :


Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays written by an international array of scholars, this book explores the social, cultural, and musical aspects of the industry, including both the traditional center of "Bollywood" and regional film-making. Concentrating on films and songs created in contemporary, post-liberalization India, this book will appeal to classes in film studies, media studies, and world music, as well as all fans of Indian films.


Author : Karen L. Ishizuka
Patricia Rodden Zimmermann
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2008
Page : 333
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9780520230873
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Features essays that combine research, critical analyses and theoretical approaches regarding the meaning and value of amateur and archival films. This book identifies home movies as methods of visually preserving history. It defines a genre of film studies and establishes the home movie as a tool for extracting historical and social insights.


Author : Todd Decker
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2017-03-03
Page : 320
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0520282329
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"This book describes in detail how music and sound function as a constituent part of the prestige combat film's larger work of memorialization in the cultural realm of commercial cinema. As Rikke Schubart and Anne Gjelsvik note, historians must deal with 'the complexity of history, war, heroism, patriotism, memory, and the process of their representation.' Hymns for the Fallen traces an expressive sonic continuity in this 'process of representation' for serious war films. The three elements of the soundtrack--dialogue, sound effects, music--are treated in detail in the chapters which follow, although music proves to be of particular interest"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Anna Maria Busse Berger
Publisher : University of California Press
Release : 2019-10-08
Page : 304
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0520314271
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Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and Society of Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award This bold challenge to conventional notions about medieval music disputes the assumption of pure literacy and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and orality interacted. Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorize such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than in writing affected musical style, Anna Maria Busse Berger explores the impact of the art of memory on the composition and transmission of medieval music. Her fresh, innovative study shows that although writing allowed composers to work out pieces in the mind, it did not make memorization redundant but allowed for new ways to commit material to memory. Since some of the polyphonic music from the twelfth century and later was written down, scholars have long assumed that it was all composed and transmitted in written form. Our understanding of medieval music has been profoundly shaped by German philologists from the beginning of the last century who approached medieval music as if it were no different from music of the nineteenth century. But Medieval Music and the Art of Memory deftly demonstrates that the fact that a piece was written down does not necessarily mean that it was conceived and transmitted in writing. Busse Berger's new model, one that emphasizes the interplay of literate and oral composition and transmission, deepens and enriches current understandings of medieval music and opens the field for fresh interpretations.


Author : Daniel Goldmark
Lawrence Kramer
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2007-06-08
Page : 324
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0520250702
Description :


"Put briefly, this is a superb collection of essays. They are lucidly and eloquently written, and make their points with wit and clarity. They are full of perceptive, highly stimulating, and occasionally provocative illustrations of how practice connects to theory (and vice versa) without getting bogged down in academic language. The contributors include a combination of exceptionally admired film music scholars, and of musicologists renowned for their keen insights into the cultural contexts of music production and reception. This book is an excellent resource and compelling read."—Derek B. Scott, author of From the Erotic to the Demonic: On Critical Musicology


Author : Lois Lowry
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014-07-01
Page : 240
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 054434068X
Description :


Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.


Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-08-03
Page : 336
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1101218916
Description :


In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.