Book downloadable format free in pdf Ludomusicology: Approaches to Video Game Music (English literature)

Ludomusicology: Approaches to Video Game Music

Ludomusicology: Approaches to Video Game Music

by Melanie Fritsch

Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISBN: 9781781791981
Pages: 256
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2021-05-12


The last half-decade has seen the rapid and expansive development of video game music studies. As with any new area of study, this significant sub-discipline is still tackling fundamental questions concerning how video game music should be approached. In this volume, ten experts in game music provide their responses to these issues. This book suggests a variety of new approaches to the study of game music. In the course of developing ways of conceptualizing and analyzing game music (Chapters 2, 3 and 4), it explicitly considers other critical issues in game music, including the distinction between game play and music play (Chapters 5 and 6), how notions of diegesis are complicated by video game interactivity (Chapter 7), the importance of cinema aesthetics in game music (Chapter 8), the technicalities of game music production (Chapter 9), and the relationships between game music and art music traditions (Chapters 10 and 11). This collection is accessible, yet theoretically substantial and complex. It draws upon a diverse array of perspectives and presents new research which will have a significant impact upon the way that game music is studied. The volume represents a major development in game musicology and will be indispensable for both academic researchers and students of game music.