Parution : History as Fantasy in Music, Sound, Image and Media

James COOK, Alexander KOLASSA, Alexander ROBINSON et Adam WHITTAKER (dir.), History as Fantasy in Music, Sound, Image and Media, New York & London, Routledge, 2024, 258 p.

The volume brings together essays from multidisciplinary perspectives, addressing the use of music to convey a sense of the past in a wide range of multimedia contexts, including television, documentaries, opera, musical theatre, contemporary and historical film, videogames, and virtual reality. With a focus on early music and medievalism, the contributors theorise the role of music and sound in constructing ideas of the past.


Table des matières

Introduction: Beyond Authenticity in Music, History and Fantasy. James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, Alexander Robinson, Adam Whittaker

I. Using and Misusing Early Music 

1. ‘Official’ (Televisual) History, Music, and the Reinforcement of Popular Imagination: the Case of David Starkey’s Monarchy (2004-2006). Alexander Robinson (Université of Tours)

2. Damon Albarn, Dr Dee, and situation specific medievalism: An ephemeral fantasy or a disposable commodity? Ralph Corrigan (Independent Scholar)

3. Shakespeare, the Early Modern, and Period Song in the American Silent Cinema. Kendra Preston Leonard (The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive)

4. Early Music in the ‘Early Game’. Jennifer Smith (University of Huddersfield)

5. A Masked Ritual and Backwards Priests: Aural and Visual Corruption in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Daniel Trocmé-Latter (University of Cambridge)

II. Early music, immersive media, and virtual histories 

6. Audio-Visual Interaction in Virtual Worlds: Seeing Sound and Hearing Objects in Visual Cultures. James Cook (University of Edinburgh)

7. Half-real worlds? Immersion and the representation of musical pasts in virtual reality’. Adam Whittaker (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)

8. Authenticity in Sound Design for Virtual Reality. Stephen Tatlow (Royal Holloway University of London)

III. Early music out of time and space 

9. Haunted by the Past: Music and Folk Horror in Children of the Stones. Alexander Kolassa (The Open University)

10. Pixels et al.: Multi-layered Representation of Past(s) in the Audio, Visual and Ludic Elements of Shovel Knight and Other Screen Media. Dean Chalmers (University of Edinburgh)

11. The Endless Knot: Turning the Seasons in Harrison Birtwistle’s Gawain (1991) and David Lowery’s The Green Knight (2021). George K. Haggett (University of Oxford)

12. A Jolly Good Thirteenth-Century Romp: Galavant, Architextuality and the Intertextual Performance of Race, Gender, and Social Class in a Medievalist Musical Comedy for Television. William A. Everett (University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory) 


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