Speech, Music, Sound

  • Authors
  • Theo¬†van¬†Leeuwen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 12-34
  4. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 35-65
  5. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 66-91
  6. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 92-124
  7. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 125-155
  8. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 156-188
  9. Theo van Leeuwen
    Pages 189-197
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 198-231

About this book


This book explores what speech, music and other sounds have in common. It gives a detailed description of the way perspective, rhythm, textual quality and other aspects of sound are used to communicate emotion and meaning. It draws on a wealth of examples from radio (disk jockey and newsreading speech, radio plays, advertising jingles, news signature tunes), film soundtracks (The Piano, The X-files, Disney animation films), music ranging from medieval plain chant to drum 'n' bass and everyday soundscapes.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-64289-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27700-1
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