Film Music (MCO4101.01)

Nicholas Brooke

The practice of underscoring movies is as old as film itself, from early improvised accompaniments to silent films, to the orchestrations of Bernard Herrmann and Ennio Morricone. In this course, we will look and listen to a variety of films and sound scores throughout the ages, analyzing the way in which they act as counterpoint to plot and the visual score. Musical analysis of these films, and writing about/discussion of film scores will serve as background to the students’ own projects. Students will be expected to provide musical accompaniment to a variety of films by the end of the term (which may include collaborations with other students’ projects in video and animation) as well as orchestration of previously existing films, such as early silent film. Students will be expected to record and synch their music within a digital environment.

Prerequisites: A previous composition or theory course, or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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