Speech, Music, Sound
Av Theo Van Leeuwen
This text explores what speech, music and other sounds have in common. It gives a description of the way perspective, rhythm, textual quality and other aspects of sound are used to communicate emotion and meaning. It draws on a wealth of examples from radio (disc jockey and newsreading speech, radio plays, advertising jingles, news signature tunes), film soundtracks, such as "The Piano", "The X Files" and Disney animation films, music ranging from medieval plain chant to drum'n'bass, and everyday soundscapes.