The Film Music Society PRESS RELEASE...

April 3, 2004
Noted Academic Journal American Music Publishes Film Music Issue

American Music, the quarterly journal of the University of Illinois Press, is publishing a special issue devoted exclusively to motion picture music.

Co-edited by Film Music Society Board member Gillian B. Anderson (conductor, musicologist and silent film score historian), Ron Sadoff (Director of NYU's Film Scoring Program) and Tom Riis (Director of University of Colorado at Boulder's American Music Research Center), "Music and Moving Image" offers 200 pages of articles and essays on a wide array of film score-related subjects.

Contents include:
  • Gillian B. Anderson, Thomas L. Riis and Ronald H. Sadoff – Introduction State of Research – Description of two conferences: Hollywood Musicals and Music in Hollywood and Music/Image in Film and Multimedia
  • Claudia Gorbman – Aesthetics and Rhetoric
  • Amy Herzog – Discordant Visions: The Peculiar Musical Images of the Soundies Jukebox Film
  • Charlotte Greenspan – Irving Berlin in Hollywood: The Art of Plugging a Song in Film
  • Steve Swayne – So Much "More": The Music of Dick Tracy (1990)
  • Ronald H. Sadoff – Composition by Corporate Committee: Recipe for Cliché
  • Stan Link – Nor the Eye Filled with Seeing: The Sound of Vision in Film
  • Mark Clague – Playing in "Toon": Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940) and the Imagineering of Classical Music
  • Robert Russett – Animated Sound and Beyond
  • David Neumeyer – Merging Genres in the 1940s: The Musical and the Dramatic Feature Film
  • Raymond Knapp – History, The Sound of Music, and Us
  • Mitchell Morris – Cabaret, America's Weimar, and Mythologies of the Gay Subject
  • Jason J. Hanley – "The Land of Rape and Honey": The Use of World War II Propaganda in the Music Videos of Ministry and Laibach
  • Catherine Moore – A Picture is Worth 1000 CDs: Can the Music Industry Survive as a Stand-alone Business?
  • Book Reviews: Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader (Steven Cohan, ed.) and Movie Music, The Film Reader (Kay Dickinson, ed.) – reviewed by Daniel Goldmark; The Soul of Cinema: An Appreciation of Film Music (Larry M. Timm) – reviewed by Neil Lerner
  • Recording Reviews: Music from the Ether: Original Works for Theremin – reviewed by Warren Brodsky; George Antheil: Symphonies and Other Works – reviewed by Mauro Piccinini
Published in cooperation with the Society for American Music, American Music presents articles on American composers, performers, publishers, institutions, events, and the music industry, as well as record reviews, bibliographies, and discographies.

Copies of this special issue (Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring 2004) as well as subscription information is available through the University’s web site