Soglie sonore. La canzone nelle scene e nelle sigle delle serie tv.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Sound thresholds. The song in the scenes and in the theme songs of the TV series.

Giovanni Sibilla*, Daniela Cardini*

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The qualitative and quantitative development of Grande seriality in the last decade has relocated and re-semantized the role of music as an essential diegetic component for building, emotionally coloring and representing a narrative universe. The ways in which the fusion of the sound element with the visual and narrative element occurs in seriality are many, each of which offers a representative point of view of the ability of the sound element to constitute itself as an autonomous narrative and aesthetic subject within a narrative complex like that proposed by the Great seriality. In particular, two places are significant - and perhaps still poorly investigated - in tracing the perimeter of cooperation between images and music in recent series: the theme songs and the inclusion of pop songs in the fabric of the episodes. In the first case, the complexity of current television series finds in the initials a place in which to re-read and re-semantize the powerful Genetian concept of threshold, making stylistic, aesthetic and narrative choices that act in the direction of the always sought-after "quality". In the second case, the inclusion of pop songs (and artists) in television series highlights its industrial matrix, and highlights the very close - and often not explicit - link with the logic and economic and promotional needs of the music industry. The essay aims to reconstruct the physiognomy of the current relationship between pop music and great TV series, tracing its production and aesthetic coordinates through the analysis of some emblematic cases.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Sound thresholds. The song in the scenes and in the theme songs of the TV series.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)59-70
Number of pages12
JournalIMAGO
VolumeVII, 2, 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Media studies
  • Popular Music
  • Serialità Televisiva
  • Television studies

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