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Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema

Giorgio Biancorosso


Situated Listening urges us to abandon the image of the music listener modeled after the reverential concertgoer or gallery dweller. The book redefines music listening with reference to cinematic representations of listeners. Screenwriters and film directors have long been fascinated by the challenges of representing the listening experience on the silver screen. Whether they depict a character as distracted or absorbed, their films return to us an image in which we may recognize ourselves in the same situation. This is also true when a character is a parody and his or her story implausible. E ... More

Keywords: Listening, attention, film music, classical cinema, silence, heterological silence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374711
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giorgio Biancorosso, author
Associate Professor of Music, The University of Hong Kong

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