The Functions of Music in Interactive Media

  • Axel Berndt
  • Knut Hartmann
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89454-4_19

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5334)
Cite this paper as:
Berndt A., Hartmann K. (2008) The Functions of Music in Interactive Media. In: Spierling U., Szilas N. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5334. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In this media theoretical and critical elaboration we intend to close the gap between music in static linear and non-linear interactive media. We will give a brief overview on media music perception and its historical development that enables us to recognize parallels between music in films and games and, thereby, uncover future perspectives of interactive media music. According to this, we will elaborate its narrative functions and potentials in order to widen the scope of the field where music meets interactivity.


Interactive Media Music Perception History Narration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Axel Berndt
    • 1
  • Knut Hartmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Simulation and GraphicsOtto-von-Guericke University of MagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.University of Applied Sciences FlensburgGermany

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