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Video Games and the Musical Imagination

William Cheng

Oxford Music / Media

  • First book to explore video games audio from interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Challenges traditional conceptions of music, sound, society, violence, human agency, coexistence
  • Provocatively compares criticisms against academia with criticisms against video games
  • Lets reader in on big-picture questions: why (and whether) music matters, the realities and illusions of free will