Category Archives: Music & Film

Jazz Dreams II: Free Film Screening, Mon. Nov. 11, 2013, at 8pm

Jazz Dreams II: A Film Screening
A Conversation with filmmaker Geoffrey Poister and musician Courtney Bryan

Columbia composer Courtney Bryan (above, center) is among 3 young musicians from New Orleans who are featured in a new documentary film, presented by Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies. The film

“follows three young jazz musicians from New Orleans as they embark on difficult careers. Beginning with their high school years, it follows them through the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, to their becoming parents and entrepreneurs. The film features Jason Marsalis, the youngest Marsalis; Irvin Mayfield, a Grammy Award winning trumpet player/composer, and pianist and composer Courtney Bryan. These committed young black Americans show their determination to keep America’s most original art form alive and vibrant. Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, and Gordon Parks all appear.”

Monday November 11, 2013, 8 p.m. 101 Prentis Hall, 632 West 125th Street (Between Broadway and Riverside Drive)

Event Cost:
Free and open to the public but rsvp is required by emailing or calling 212-851-9270

Directions to Prentis Hall can be seen at this link.


Music, Sound and the Moving Image (journal)

Following up on our earlier post about film music resources in Naxos Music Library, this journal may be of interest to many. Below is a description of the journal (from the NewJour listserv). This title is currently available through the Libraries, with electronic coverage from Spring 2007 to the present.

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.

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 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.

We would particularly welcome articles in these areas:

* Music in Television
* Computer Games
* Bollywood and other Asian Cinemas
* Cross-cultural perspectives
* Modern Accompaniments to Silent Film
* Live VJ-ing and Re-soundtracking
* Genre and the Industry
* Dubbing and sound mix strategies
* The Film Musical
* Gender and Performativity
* Music and Sound in Early Sound Film
* Music / Sound Strategies in Avant-Garde Cinema
* Orchestration / the Role of the Orchestrator
* Synaesthesia / Visual Music
* Music, Sound, and Subjectivity
* Library / Stock Music
* Soundtrack Fan Cultures
* Music and Advertising

Print ISSN 1753-0768
Online ISSN 1753-0776

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image
Department of Music
University of Liverpool
80-82 Bedford Road South
L69 7WW
United Kingdom
Content available by subscription.
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.