The Psychology of Music in Multimedia
Edited by Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, and Roger A. Kendall
Reviews and Awards
"The Psychology of Music in Multimedia marks a critical turning point in re-envisioning the established methods for analyzing music and moving image within multimedia. Grounded in the burgeoning empirical research of leading scholars in psychology and music perception, scientific approaches are merged with analytical modalities of musicology, music technology, and film studies. Consequently, the synergy between these comprehensive, analytical approaches leads to more inclusive and corroborative results. The authors provide an exemplary blueprint for critical inquiry, gearing the concerted efforts of diverse scholars toward interdisciplinary and broad-based analytical strategies. In essence, a collaborative approach for a collaborative medium." -- Ronald Sadoff, Associate Professor and Director, Scoring for Film and Multimedia, NYU Steinhardt, USA . Composer for acclaimed films, including 2006 Academy Award-winning 'The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation.'
"This well-edited, laid out, and contextualized collection of essays provides a much needed resource on a topic whose rigorous examination has, until now, been limited to scholarly articles scattered amongst a variety of academic journals. Its appearance could not be more timely, given the steadily increasing interest in cross modal perception, and, specifically, perception of audio-visual composites... The book's contributors and editors represent a 'who's who' in the area and their work provides rigorous substance to the ever-growing realization that the presence of an image changes what we 'hear' and the presence of a sound changes what we 'see.' A must-have resource for experts, students, and practitioners of the topic alike!" -- Pantelis Vassilakis, Associate Professor and Chair, Audio Arts and Acoustics Department, Columbia College Chicago, USA
"This cutting-edge collection of essays highlights new perspectives, research, and ideas about how music impacts many different kinds of media-from film to video games to television advertisements. Any serious media scholar will want this volume as part of their library." -- James C. Kaufman Professor of Psychology University of Connecticut, USA Founding Editor, Psychology of Popular Media Culture
"The Psychology of Music in Multimedia presents a fascinating introduction to the many psychology-based approaches towards understanding our relationship to media. The authors tackle diverse areas relating to sound in TV, software, film and games to show the impact that sound and music has on multimedia, suggesting that sound is an overlooked and influential force for emotional and engaging experiences. By juxtaposing chapters from different areas of media and psychological research, the editors draw parallels between different media forms that will enlighten and delight the reader, as we find similarities and distinctions that help to elucidate the role that sound plays in our everyday lives. This book is sure to become essential reading to anyone working on media music." - Karen Collins, Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio at the University of Waterloo, Canada
"This book's research fills a gap in knowledge of how music impacts reception of media." -S. Lenig, Columbia State Community College, CHOICE