We are delighted to share with publication of the special issue ‘Musicology on Screen’, co-edited by Dr Estrella Sendra, and guest editors Prof Barley Norton (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Dr Joseph Owen Jackson (SOAS, University of London).
A key motivation for this issue was to provide a space to nurture the unique potential of artistic audiovisual research and to contribute to the production of knowledge in ways that expand the scope of the written text alone. We were especially interested in enhancing multidisciplinary approaches to sound, music and practice research by bringing together practice research on diverse screen media at the intersection between sound and image and in dialogue with the written word. The result has been fascinating for all editors involved, so we invite you to join us in engaging with it.
The issue features the following seven practice research work:
Afro-Sampas, by Jasper Chalcraft & Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji.
The Cuban Music Room, by Dr Sara McGuinness and Sonia Pérez Cassola.
The Mountain Electric, by Sara Snyder Hopkins.
Gũlā: Music of a Sacred Time, by Remi Sowa, nna Sowa and Prof Richard Widdess.
Painting in the Void, by Horacio Curti Bethencourt and Ariadna Pujol.
Ganpati: Sacred in the Making, by Eugenio Giorgianni and Ruben Monterosso
Feeling in Truth, by Merje Laiapea.
We will publicly launch the issue as part of ‘The Sound of Film‘ event during the SOAS Festival of Ideas. If you are in London, please join us on Thursday 3 November from 5 to 7 pm at SOAS, University of London. We look forward to listening to your thoughts about this issue! Enjoy!
About the editors:
Dr Estrella Sendra, associate editor of Screenworks, is Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at SOAS, University of London, and Lecturer in Global Media Industries at Winchester School of Art University of Southampton, with a particular interest in Senegalese screen media and African film festivals. Interested in artistic research, she is the co-author of the Introductory Guide to Video Essays (2020). For her research and documentary film production see: www.estrellasendra.com.
Prof Barley Norton teaches music and filmmaking in the Music Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has conducted extensive field research in Vietnam and his audiovisual work includes the films Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh (2010) and Make a Silence: Musical Dialogues in Asia (2020).
Joseph Owen Jackson is a writer and producer. He works at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the ERC-funded project Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies. His first book – examining Kahlil Joseph and the Audiovisual Atlantic – is forthcoming with Bloomsbury’s New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media series. For more information, check out: www.josephowenjackson.com.