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Sound Design is the New Score: Theory, Aesthetics, and Erotics of the Integrated Soundtrack

Danijela Kulezic-Wilson


Sound Design Is the New Score explores film soundtrack practice that blurs the boundary between scoring and sound design, subverting long-established hierarchical relationships between dialogue, music, and sound effects. The new methods associated with this practice rely on the language and techniques of contemporary popular and art music rather than traditional Hollywood scoring and mixing practices, producing soundtracks in which it is difficult to tell the difference between score and ambient sound, where pieces of pre-existing musique concrète or electroacoustic music are merged with diege ... More

Keywords: musicalized sound design, integrated soundtrack, musically conceived soundtrack, scoring with sound, musicalized sound effects, soundtrack hierarchy, aesthetics of reticence, film sensuousness, erotics of film sound, musicalization of speech

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190855314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190855314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, author
Lecturer, School of Film, Music, and Theatre, University College Cork