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Speech, Music, Sound


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Speech, Music, Sound by Theo Van Leeuwen
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This text explores what speech, music and other sounds have in common. It gives a description of the way perspective, rhythm, textual quality and other aspects of sound are used to communicate emotion and meaning. It draws on a wealth of examples from radio (disc jockey and newsreading speech, radio plays, advertising jingles, news signature tunes), film soundtracks, such as "The Piano", "The X Files" and Disney animation films, music ranging from medieval plain chant to drum'n'bass, and everyday soundscapes.

Author Biography

THEO VAN LEEUWEN is a filmmaker, jazz musician and semiotician. He is Chair in Language and Communication at Cardiff University. Previously, he worked at the London School of Printing and at Macquarie University, Australia. He is the co-author, with G. Kress, of Reading Images.
Release date NZ
August 23rd, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
VIII, 240 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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