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An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

John Richardson


This book discusses tendencies in popular audiovisual expression since the 1990s that resemble those found in historical surrealism. A variety of current theories are applied to emerging audiovisual practices, including independent cinema, live performances of popular music, cinematic opera, and internet practices such as syncing and audiovisual mash-ups. Neosurrealism in this context is considered more a cluster of loosely related practices than a single determining “code”. In addition to the hermeneutic lens of surrealism, case studies are interpreted with reference to factors such as digita ... More

Keywords: surrealism, audiovisual, digital culture, affect, identity, gender, popular music, independent films, opera, live performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Richardson, author
Turku University