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“Animation and Italy”: Conference proceedings, Part II

The publication of the proceedings of the “Animation and Italy” conference (Univeristy of Padova, May 29-30, 2014) reaches its second installment.

The downloadable articles you will find below originally appeared in issue #178 of the journal “Cabiria – Studi di Cinema”.

Cabiria 178

The third and last installment of the proceedings will be published in issue #179 of the same journal, and on ANIMATA afterwards.

Indice e editoriale

Cristina FORMENTI, Dal neorealismo al documentario animato scientifico: le animazioni “realiste” di Gibba

Mauro GIORI, Quando l’animazione italiana tentò la via del porno. Intorno a Il nano e la strega di Gibba e Libratti

GIBBA, Come è nato L’ultimo sciuscià

Raffaella SCRIMITORE, Luigi Liberio Pensuti, film d’animazione oltre la propaganda

Marco BELLANO, «Oh… Musica moderna!» Hollywood, satira e “modernismo” nella musica di Giuseppe Piazzi per I fratelli Dinamite

Illustrations – Part 1

Illustrations – Part 2

 

The first part of the proceedings

The third part of the proceedings
(The proceedings are in Italian).

Paper: From Albums to Images. Studio Ghibli’s Image Albums and their impact on audiovisual strategies, by Marco Bellano

Originally published in “TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review”, n. 16, 2012 (http://www.sibetrans.com/trans/)

Link: http://www.sibetrans.com/trans/pdf/trans16/trans_16_01.pdf

Language: English

Abstract

Japanese composers for animation are usually asked to write preliminary music based on concept art and pre-production materials. This music is released in CDs called image albums. The existence of image albums influences the creation of film music, as the composer is required to restrain inspiration within the boundaries of the preliminary music, written without concern for audiovisual relationships. Because of that, music in Japanese animation usually works as generic commentary to the moving images, without detailed forms of interaction. Studio Ghibli composers, however, have found ways to define more complex audiovisual functions by using processes of new orchestration and variation.

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