The use of music in the Jaws scene exemplifies some of the musical narra-tive functions suggested initially, such as the emotive, informative, descriptive, guiding and temporal narrative functions. These functions are simultaneous, but their relative salience will continuously and dynamically shift in interplay with the other narrative modes involved. The different expressional resources offer a wide range of potential meanings that can turn more or less specific according to the listeners’/viewers’ interests, and situational and socio-cultural contexts. Meanings will also dynamically transform according to the multi-modal processes described. Replacing the music in this scene or even shifting the same music by just a few frames in relation
“I don’t need words – it’s all in the phrasing” – Louis Armstrong. In this quote, we can see that Louis speaks through his music, he has no need for words because the “phrasing” (Musical term regarding composition) speaks for him. He expresses his emotions through his music and can radically blow minds with the simple blow of a trumpet. Louis Armstrong spoke through his music and his ideas could only be developed by his music. By this quote, it is apparent for us to see that he developed and redefined music through his actions. He single handedly redefined jazz by developing new styles and genres unseen to anyone in that time period.
In Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, music is used throughout as a way to control the people in the Brave New World society. It also keeps the orgy porgies interesting and upbeat and is used in feelies or their version of movies. The music has a great effect on the society of Brave New World. Music has a strange connection to and hold over the people in the World State. Once you start to look for rhythm or anything music related in the book, it is everywhere. Music and rhythm is even in the Savage Reservation.
The author shows that Isabel is very musical. She especially shows this with her thoughts. She relates everything to her music; she is always thinking about her culture and she lives the journey like it’s a song. She sees everything that happens on her journey as music. When they were bailing water out of their boat she said “It sounded like a conga solo as the rain drummed against the sides of the metal boat”. It makes sense that she does this, because she is a musician of a high caliber. She relates things back to her culture and her music because it makes it easy to understand and it makes sense for the reader. There are so many examples of this in the story. She goes through the trip as if it were a song. A triumphant and strong intro, a perilous and suspenseful middle, and a joyful and relieving coda. The reader can tell that she is musical because
In “Crossing the Swamp”, Mary Oliver depicts the process of the speaker crossing the swamp. The speaker makes many observations about the swamp and the descriptions of it correlates with her view towards swamp. At first the speaker only sees the swamp as dark and dense, but later realizes the hidden details of the swamp that was not visible before. After crossing the swamp, the speaker is able to see the swamp as part of beautiful nature.
This essay analyses Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, and how this minimalistic piece of Steve Reich’s later days proves to be a work of an alternative paradigm to many of his other earlier works. Music for 18 Musicians is an alternative paradigm to Steve Reich’s earlier works in various aspects. These aspects include harmony, rhythm, and instrumentation, which will the elements described and explained in this
In her essays, Elena Passarello explores how the voice can be able to define human beings, refine them, as well as its ability to connect people to each other. Also, it is a masterpiece that easily explains and breaks down the relationship between a song and a birdsong. Elena is inspired by her acting background to writing the book and collection of essays which result in a nice blend of personal narration and reportage.
Mark Twain, one of the most memorable American writers of the 19th century, coined the term “The Gilded Age” to describe the period from 1870 to 1900. This term was derived from the deceiving facade this era wore—the glamorous, glistening surface. This mask was only a thin layer, coating the various shades of corruption pervading beneath.11 The tranquil beauty of fine arts provided an outlet for people to escape from the suffocating grandiose nature of a tainted society ruined by the age of monopolies and corruption. During the momentous Gilded Age, a time period of rapid economic growth which generated vast wealth, new products and technologies were created that improved middle-class quality of life. However, industrial workers and farmers
Roger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most well known films that many can admit to watching at least once in their lifetime. People all around the world have found this musical inspiring, as it documents growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. This incredibly well written film is based on the story of the Von Trapp family who escaped Austria when the Nazis invaded it during the war. Part of what made this movie so interesting on so many different accounts was the music that accompanied the vivid and exciting scenes. Without music, many could agree that our world would be a sad, quiet, dull and depressing place. In John Harrington Edward’s book God and Music, he states, “In simplest definition,
Dusk had come, silent, ceremonious, which brought her painful but pleasant memories in the diminishing light. Her shaking hands and arthritic fingers from the passing of time were holding the record player’s metal arm. The stylus hopped, moving lightly and quickly over damaged grooves from excessive use, landing very deep in the vinyl recording. She attempted again, one of her hands embracing the other, to the point where the overture’s rewarding hop and crepitation signified the precise spot. The incongruous speakers passed a faint melody of music.
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” (Plato). If my childhood was filled with anything: it was imagination. From my earliest memories of my cousin, and I putting on a sold out concert on my papaw’s front porch; to putting my baby dolls to sleep with lullabies. Music has always been a big part of my life: it was the one thing I could always count on, no matter where I went; and that still stands true today.
Device: Diction — refers to the author’s word choice, especially regarding correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
Folk music has since quite a while ago assumed a key part in supporting change developments in the United States over the years. Radical activists, looking to counter an assortment of misuse in mid-to-late twentieth century America, frequently utilized music to express their trusts, points, and objectives. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler shows the reader how society vocalist Pete Seeger connected his musical gifts to enhance conditions for less lucky individuals all over during this time. This book uses Seeger 's long life and great melodies to think about the vital part society music played in different dissent developments and to answer such key inquiries as: What was the wellspring of
How does one go about translating an award winning novel into a short musical piece? That is a question to which there isn’t a defined answer. The task itself may seem particularly daunting, but it can be done. One must simply ask themselves, “What events need to be included?” What style of song should it be? Once these questions are answered the next step is simply harnessing your inner creativity and constructing a masterpiece. In the end just ask yourself, “Does my song accurately portray the novel?”
Outlining similarities, it should be pointed out that both the poem and the song are written as a love confession.Yet, while Borges’ text impresses the reader with its uniqueness, Clapton’s piece is definitely an example of a typical pop love song with a catchy melody and rhythm.In my opinion, this discrepancy is chiefly reinforced by the structure of the texts as a whole.