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Music, Sound, and the Moving Image

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image is the first international scholarly journal devoted to the study of the interaction between music and sound with the entirety of moving image media – film, television, music video, advertising, computer games, mixed-media installation, digital art, live cinema, et alia.

Co-edited by Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool) and Ian Gardiner (Goldsmiths College), the journal is truly interdisciplinary, inviting contributions across a range of critical methodologies, including musicology and music analysis, film studies, popular music studies, cultural theory, aesthetics, semiotics, sociology, marketing, sound studies, and music psychology.

It is hoped that the journal also will provide an important focus for the similarly diverse and expanding community of media music scholars. The journal is published twice a year, and its first issues were open, embracing this diversity of topics and approaches. As it progresses it is intended that themed issues, under a guest editor, will alternate with open issues, perhaps encouraging writers to explore areas under-represented in current literature.

The editors welcome contributions offering the broadest interpretation of the journal’s title, not only seeking to build upon the existing scholarship on film music and film sound, but also to challenge its theoretical assumptions, and to extend its boundaries to include the full variety of moving image media and traditions.

Volume 2, Issue 1 now available…

Ben Winters

Corporeality, Musical Heartbeats, and Cinematic Emotion

Faye Woods

Nostalgia, Music and the Television Past Revisited in American Dreams

Tim J. Anderson

As if history was merely a record: the Pathology of Nostalgia and the Figure of the Recording in Contemporary Popular Cinema


Kathryn Kalinak, How the West was Sung: Music in the Films of John Ford

Review by Kevin Donnelly

Ian Conrich and Estella Tincknell, eds., Film’s Musical Moments

Review by Catherine Haworth

Richard Bellis, The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People,

Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business


Timothy E. Scheurer, Music and Mythmaking in Film: Genre and the Role of

the Composer Review by Brian Lock

John Funnell, Best Songs of the Movies: Academy Award Nominees and

Winners, 1934-1958


Adam Harvey, The Soundtracks of Woody Allen: A Complete Guide to the

Songs and Music in Every Film, 1969-2005

Review by Steve Lannin

John Richardson and Stan Hawkins, eds., Essays On Sound And Vision

Review by Kathryn Kalinak

Find out more about the journal at http://msmi.lupjournals.org/


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