Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound

This month sees the publication of a major new work in the field of screen-music studies: the Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, which is co-edited by Music Department Lecturer Ben Winters. In its 600+ pages, it features 47 chapters written by 50 authors drawn from four continents. Here’s a selection of reviewer comments:

“Miguel Mera, Ronald Sadoff, and Ben Winters are on the cutting edge of the discipline here….The editors and their contributors ask nothing less of us than to re-think what we understand screen sound to be” (Kathryn Kalinak)

“It would be difficult to imagine a more wide-ranging or more skilfully assembled collection of essays on the richly varied subject of screen music and sound than this magnificent book” (Mervyn Cooke)

“A rich exploration of screen music in its many forms, with an impressive array of topics and contributors…It heralds a re-thinking of what is studied and how” (Marcia Citron)

In addition to his role as co-editor, Ben contributed to the introduction and a roundtable discussion on narrative, and wrote a chapter called ‘Idolizing the Synchronized Score: Studying Indiana Jones Hypertexts’. The volume was launched at the annual conference Music and the Moving Image in New York, at which Ben also gave a paper entitled ‘Korngold, Modernity, and the Technology of Film’.

About Ben Winters

Ben Winters is a Senior Lecturer in Music.
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