Buy Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. In “Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded. El presente artículo analiza la secuencia conclusiva del film Nostalgia (), de Andrei Tarkovski, desde la metodología interdisciplinar de análisis de imagen.

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Return to Book Page. Jan audiogision, malic rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Expanding on arguments made in his influential books The “Voice in Cinema” audiobision “Sound in Cinema,” Chion provides lapidary insight into the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. The fact that dude’s a composer and director as well as a film sound academic gives the book a systemic and comprehensive quality.

Really enjoyed this book, it’s like Michel is looking at sound and image from every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down and heavy. If anything it feels like the book could have been extended into a series of books as ideas aren’t laboured over chon much.

Alex Hahn rated it it was amazing Aug 06, These phenomena are discussed in terms of sound rather than in terms of music. My only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward Really enjoyed this book, it’s like Michel is looking at sound and image from chuon possible angle but without it aduiovision bogged down and heavy.

Associationism and musical soundtrack phenomena. Concepts such as the “acousmatic” listening situation 71 appear to derive from a commitment to the theories of Pierre Schaeffer rather than to concepts of contemporary psychoacoustics.


In one of the only English translations of his work, Audio-Vision summarizes Chion’s attempts to systematize the devices of film sound and come up with a kind of working grammar that can be used to “read” a film soundtrack.

Whilst Chion’s Audio-Vision does not provide a thorough examination of the specific audiovixion and function of music in film as distinct from other sources of sound, it is the most coherent and persuasive theory of film-sound perception to date.

Play a stream of random audio and visual event, and you will find that certain ones will come together through synchresis and other combinations will not.

Michel Chion – Wikipedia

Chion highlights a set of functions that sound may serve via the phenomenon of added value. Whilst it appears to carry a degree of cognitive-psychological insight, it constitutes in fact a set of introspective rationalizations that are not grounded in an understanding of current cognitive-psychological issues and methods. This is the first English translation of Chion’s theoretical work on film sound, making available to a wider readership theories of film-sound perception which have audipvision current in French-speaking countries throughout the s.

It is also a function of meaning, and is organized according to gestaltist laws and contextual determinations. A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts.

Thorough analysis of the rich functional dimensions of sound in cinema. Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought michwl got quite technical and obscure for me in parts.

Sarah Mack rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Aug 21, Lucas rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I’m relatively new to proper cinema studies, but this one struck me as remarkably lucid. Audio-Vision is not intended to be a phenomenology of film; Chion provides a framework and taxonomy within which film sound might be studied critically.


Michel Chion

Secondthe discursive “beyond sounds and images”, delineates an analytical method for scholarly analysis of sound in film. Chion’s acute observations of sound design and music and their use in michl to reinforce stories and to suspend the audience’s disbelief is unlike any other book on the subject.

Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded sound in cinema, shedding crucial light on the mutual relationship between sound and image in audiovisual perception. Worth re-reading and careful study.

A significant difficulty in previous accounts of film music has been the discussion of audio-visual phenomena, given ee lack of sufficiently specific terms to characterise those phenomena. Jun 18, Sophie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Feb 03, Herno rated it really liked it.

Both academic and accessible, Chion’s text not only identifies and names many of the aspects and effects of cinematic sound, it also argues for and encourages a more directed and active form of audition.

Chion claims that such a phenomenon “is not automatic. Chion’s work presents a regrettably superficial discussion of how music specifically, as distinct from other sources of sound in film, may impact upon perception of filmic meaning, and how filmic context may impact upon perception and cognition of music.