Evoking Sound Through Sight: Exploring The Connection Between Visual Media And Music

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sophie Rymarowicz (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Andrew Hannon

Abstract: How do visuals effect what we hear? How does music paint the mood and color a scene in a film? How does one create music that matches a visual component, and can music truly ever have a narrative? The goal of this project was to research and explore the relationship between visual media and music, how one influences the other in both the creative process, and the final product/performance – how the combination of the two affects the perspective of the audience, by creating a film. A distinction must be made here – instead of a film pre-existing and a track of music being made to merely accompany it – i.e., "scoring", the goal here is to shape the media to the music; and conversely, shape the music to the media, affecting each other in a push and pull relationship where one is not subservient to the other. Various parameters and processes are discussed, such as the concept behind the project, the initial stages, challenges, technical aspects, and influences. Then, the approximately eleven-minute film is broken down into three sections where both musical and visual aspects are analyzed and discussed in detail. Finally, a section is dedicated to reflection.

Additional Information

Rymarowicz, S. (2022). Evoking Sound Through Sight: Exploring The Connection Between Visual Media And Music. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2022
film and music, multimedia project, composition

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