CCRMA Colloquium - Mathias Koorssgaard - Music Video Today
As a medium, music video seems to operate through a constant reworking of other media – music videos often resemble, imitate or redesign other forms. Moreover, a constant exploration of the audiovisual relation between music and image always takes place within the medium of music video. Since the images of a music video are created to accompany a pre-existing musical recording, it would seem obvious to think of music video as ‘a visualization of music’ – however, in this process of visualizing music, a ‘musicalization of vision’ also takes place as the images respond to musical parameters.
By exploring a range of recent music videos, this lecture offers an exploration of the remediational aspects of the music video, that is, an examination of how other media forms are being reshaped in music videos as well as of how the music video medium has partaken in a gradual reshaping of certain aspects of other media. Furthermore, some of the different shapes that the audiovisual relation between music and image might take in music video are mapped out. And finally, the lecture delineates how the medium of music video itself is being digitally redesigned on the internet today (including the rise of such new music video forms as the music video mash-up, new intimate types of live performance videos, interactive music videos, and more).
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