Music in video games : studying play

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML3540.7.M88 2014
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From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies , the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, tonbsp;investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.

Mario's dynamic leaps : musical innovations and the specter of early cinema in Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. / Neil Lerner
The temporary avatar zone : pico-pico parties in Tokyo / Chris Tonelli
Nintendo's art of musical play / Roger Moseley and Aya Saiki
Transcribing musical worlds, or, is L.A. noire a music game? / Steven Beverburg Reale
Meaningful modular combinations : simultaneous harp and environmental music in two Legend of Zelda games / Elizabeth Medina-Gray
Wandering tonalities : silence, sound, and morality in Shadow of the colossus / William Gibbons
Fear of the unknown : music and sound design in psychological horror games / Rebecca Roberts
Lawn of the dead : the indifference of musical destiny in Plants vs. zombies / K.J. Donnelly
Music, history, and progress in Sid Meier's Civilization IV / Karen M. Cook
"The place I'll return to someday" : musical nostalgia in Final fantasy IX / Jessica Kizzire
From Parsifal to the Playstation : Wagner and video game music / Tim Summers.

Additional Information
Series Routledge music and screen media series.
Subjects Video game music -- History and criticism.
Video game music -- Analysis, appreciation.
Publisher New York :Routledge,2014
Contributors Donnelly, K. J. (Kevin J.), editor.
Gibbons, William (William James), 1981- editor.
Lerner, Neil William, 1966- editor.
Language English
Description xiii, 232 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780415634434
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