Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Viral Videos and the Changing Nature of Audio-Visual Relations

CADRE Lecture Series
Free Public Lecture by
Professor Anahid Kassabian 
(James and Constance Alsop Chair of Music and Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research
at the School of Music, University of Liverpool)
Tuesday 31st January 2012, 6.00pm, WH123 (Walsall Campus)

As new forms of media expression are developing, the relationships between the auditory and the visual are undergoing significant changes as well. In this lecture, I will focus specifically on short 'musical films' as one example of a larger shift that includes everything from smartphone apps to smart home environments.

Anahid Kassabian's research and teaching focus on ubiquitous music; music, sound, and moving images; listening; disciplinarity; music and new technologies, especially games, virtual worlds, and pervasive computing; and music and media scholarship drawing on feminist and postcolonial theories.

Anahid is a past editor of Stanford Humanities Review, Journal of Popular Music Studies, a co-founder of Music, Sound and the Moving Image, and past chair of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. In addition to publishing widely in the areas of film music and ubiquitous music, she has also written numerous articles, with David Kazanjian, on Armenian diasporan film, and she has curated several Armenian film festivals in San Francisco and New York.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, before the advent of the internet, there was Pink Floyd with its The Wall. And who can forget Michael Jackson's Thriller? I recently watched "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day and, indeed, music videos have evolved from just plain dancing/singing to telling a film-worthy storyline. In lieu with this, even viewers can make their own sing and dance repertoire, as long as a webcam is available.

    Rose Ector