Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Psychology of Music in Multimedia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, and Roger A. Kendall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199608157

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 July 2018

Experimental semiotics applied to visual, sound, and musical structures

Experimental semiotics applied to visual, sound, and musical structures

(p.48) Chapter 3 Experimental semiotics applied to visual, sound, and musical structures
The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Roger A. Kendall

Scott D. Lipscomb

Oxford University Press

The relationship of music to film and multimedia has only recently received the attention of experimental psychologists and cognitive musicologists. This paper outlines theory, semiotical analysis, and experimental results using relations among variables of temporally organized visuals and music. First, a comparison and contrast is developed among the ideas in semiotics and experimental research, including both historical and recent developments. Then follows a musicological exploration. The resulting multidimensional structures of associative meanings, iconic meanings, and embodied meanings are applied to the analysis and interpretation of several classic film examples. Finally, experimental verification is provided. A series of experiments testing the perceptual fit of musical and visual patterns layered together in animations provided a determination of perceived goodness of fit between all pattern combinations, results of which confirmed aspects of the theory. However, exceptions were found when the complexity of the stratified stimuli possibly resulted in cognitive overload.

Keywords:   music, meaning, film, semiotics, sound, temporally organized, referentialism, iconicity, animations, experiments

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .