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Understanding video game music

Author: Tim Summers
Publisher: Cambridge (GB) ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Music is a central component of video games. This book provides methods and concepts for understanding how game music works.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Summers
ISBN: 9781107116870 1107116872 9781107539679 1107539676
OCLC Number: 978270296
Description: 1 vol. (xv-248 p.) : illustrations, musique. ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword James Hannigan; Introduction; Part I. Analysing Video Game Music: 1. The video game as a source; 2. Methods of analysis; Part II. Critical Perspectives: 3. Texturing and the aesthetics of immersion; 4. Music and virtual game worlds; 5. Communication for play; 6. Hollywood film music and game music; 7. Musical play and video games; Epilogue; Appendix: how to hear a video game; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Tim Summers ; foreword by James Hannigan.

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'This outstanding book does much to establish an 'extended techniques' musicology, allying close analysis of music with crucial knowledge of gaming construction and procedures. Tim Summers' years of Read more...

 
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