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Sonatas, Screams, and Silence
Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman





ISBN 9780415840316
Published August 11, 2015 by Routledge
292 Pages

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Book Description

Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman is the first musical examination of Bergman’s style as an auteur filmmaker. It provides a comprehensive examination of all three aspects (music, sound effects, and voice) of Bergman’s signature soundtrack-style. Through examinations of Bergman’s biographical links to music, the role of music, sound effects, silence, and voice, and Bergman’s working methods with sound technicians, mixers, and editors, this book argues that Bergman’s soundtracks are as superbly developed as his psychological narratives and breathtaking cinematography. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book bridges the fields of music, sound, and film.

Table of Contents

PART I: A MUSICAL LIFE

Chapter 1. Aural Close-up: Music in Bergman’s Life

Chapter 2. A Language of Love: Ingmar Bergman, Käbi Laretei, and Music

PART II: FILM, MUSIC, AND VOICE

Chapter 3. Bergman's Film Music: Music as Film and Film as Music

Chapter 4. Ingmar Bergman's Musicians

Chapter 5. Bergman’s Musical Clones and Character Doubles

Chapter 6. Listening to Bergman's Monsters: Horror Music, Mutes, and Acoustical Beings

PART III: SOUND EFFECTS AND STUDIO TIME

Chapter 7. Music Lessons With August Strindberg: A Dream Play

Chapter 8. Mixing with Bergman: At Work in the Sound Studio: Winter Light and From the Life of the Marionettes

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Biography

Alexis Luko is an Assistant Professor of Musicology in the School for Studies in Art and Culture and the College of the Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.