Thu Jun 22 19:44:55 EDT 2000
First of all thank you very much for the attention you payed to my request.
All of your hints and suggestion have been very useful.
About Markus request: there's not only one reason for my choice.
First of all; I'm mostly concerned with the interaction between music
composition and filmcut, rather than with music alone.
Indeed, the Japanese animation, differently from the American one,
synchronises the music at an extra-diegetic level, without direct reference
to the movement on the screen, but creating a deeper relationship through
rhythm, sub rhythm and narrative atmosphere.
This is a sophisticated effect, to be optained both composing original
music dedicated to the movie and controlling frame by frame the movement
creation; such a thing you cannot do in a live action film.
This kind of interaction, yet typically Japanese, reminds incredibly the
Wagner concept of "Total Art"; as a musician, I find this aspect extremely
stimulating nevertheless I won't exclude from my study the analysis of live
action movies soundtracks: indeed anime soundtracks develop in the same
cultural and social context.
Anyway, as I have to delimitate my research subject, I chose to concentrate
on animation movie background music, going as deep as I can throughout my
I hope what I've written answers to your question; I'll be glad to keep on
discussing about this topic.
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