The Ternary Distinction of Film Music

Referential, Complementary, and Epistemic

by Gaspara Cailléz Angeles MPhil ASCAP


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781982293260
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Page Count : 162
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About the Book

The author addresses the problematic categorization of film music in terms of the reductive diegetic/nondiegetic binary distinction. Caillez Angeles reconstructs the binary to establish a new tripartite schema that subsumes ambiguous classifications of film music that remain sitting outside and within the binary regions. Following the law of parsimony, the schema proffers a new way to organize film music without destabilizing categorial logic.


About the Author

Influenced by nineteenth century Eduard Hanslick, the author creates music based on objective tonality. Her interest in picture music as a function in feature films to serve cinematic needs and invoke objective assessments from the audio-viewer is therefore well-founded.