2012_Guest lecture by Mark Slobin



Mittwoch, 23.5.2012, 18.00-19.30 Uhr


Mark SLOBIN: The Three Architectures of Film Music

The talk outlines three architectural ways of  thinking about film music: music supports the narrative architecture of a movie in the way that columns, archways, and doorways buttress the structure of buildings; music provides its own sonic architecture, constructing pathways for the ear through the unfolding of the film, and  music also works with or against the physical architecture of sets and settings. The core examples come from the classic era of Hollywood, with excursions to other cinema  systems (France, India) for comparative purposes.


Music of Afghanistan and Central Asia
Music of Eastern European Jews in Europe and North America
General Theory of Ethnomusicology
Ethnomusicology of Film


ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award (1982, 2001)
Curt Leviant Award in Yiddish Studies, 2008 (honorable mention)
Foundation for Jewish Culture--lifetime achievement in Jewish Studies--2006 


Mark Slobin, Richard K. Winslow Professor of Music