Re-Locating the Sounds of the Western

1st Edition

Kendra Preston Leonard, Mariana Whitmer

Published August 21, 2018
Reference - 150 Pages - 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138571532 - CAT# Y382244
Series: Ashgate Screen Music Series

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Re-Locating the Sounds of the Western examines the use and function of musical tropes and gestures traditionally associated with the American Western in new and different contexts ranging from Elizabethan theater, contemporary drama, space opera and science fiction, Cold War era European filmmaking, and advertising. Each chapter focuses on a notable use of Western musical tropes, textures, instrumentation, form, and harmonic language, delving into the resonance of the music of the Western to cite bravura, machismo, colonisation, violence, gender roles and essentialism, exploration, and other concepts.

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