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The Music Script in Film

"The composer who does not propose solutions is one who simply follows instructions." (Conrado Xalabarder) The Music Script in Film deals with the use of music in films, its effects on the audience (both emotionally and rationally) and emphasizes how to write a comprehensible musical discourse in a structured and orderly manner. It is not written only for composers, but also for film directors (to whom it may facilitate in decision making) and any person interested in films. This book is not about musicology, industry business nor recording, it is about cinematography. It explains the elements that make up film music so that they may be understood not only by musicians but by anyone. Everything dealt with here is taken from what great film composers have used in the course of long decades and that is still pertinent in cinema today. The Music Script in Film fills a gap not covered to date in the field of music for film, a topic of growing interest. Written to be both entertaining and educational, the book aims to interest a broad audience-not only composers and students of music but also film directors, those studying film and movie fans in general. Translated to English by Australian author and novelist Gloria Montero More info at: http: //
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Conrado Xalabarder (Barcelona, Spain, 1964), is a renowned specialist in the field of film music. creator of, world's largest website of film music comments, and film music critic in Fotogramas (Spain's most-read film magazine). He also writes about film music for newspapers, magazines, etc. Teacher of Film Music at the Universities Pompeu Fabra and Vic (both in Barcelona, Spain), he has invited to participate in numerous conferences, labs, seminars, etc. in other Universities, Conservatoires of Music, Film Schools, through Spain, as well as in Mexico. Author of two books of Film Music: Enciclopedia de las Bandas Sonoras (Ediciones B), Musica de Cine: Una ilusion optica (LibrosEnRed). He has also co-authored several collective books. Member of the Organizational Commitee of the International Film Music Festival in Ubeda, now the International Film Music Festival of Cordoba. As teacher, he has shared talks, classes and conferences with composers such as Michael Giacchino, Dave Grusin, Ludovic Bource, Bruno Coulais, Patrick Doyle, Mark Isham, Bruce Broughton, John Scott, Joel McNeely, Christopher Young, Wataru Hokoyama, Christopher Lennertz, Blake Neely, Bear McCreary, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, Boris Slavov, Trevor Morris, Richard Bellis, as well as almost all Spanish composers of film music. He has interviewed many composers (Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, Pino Donaggio, Elmer Bernstein, Luis Bacalov, John Addison, etc) whose experiences and visions have being decisive in the creation of "The Music Script in Film.""

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