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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Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen

Chion concludes with an audiovusion and useful model for the audiovisual analysis of film. These functions are termed temporalization, sleight-of hand, unification and punctuation.

In contrast with mainstream film theorists, Chion treats film sound as of primary importance in the phenomenology of cinema. Michel Mezher rated it cgion it Apr 06, The minimal discussion of the specific role of music appears to exist in a void of music-theoretic insight, and results in a relatively superficial account of the function of music.

The first section is concerned with elucidating how sound audiovisionn image transform one another in the filmgoer’s perception. Sep 03, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again.

This whole section whilst solid and interesting can read pretty dry. It is also a function of meaning, and is organized according to gestaltist laws and contextual determinations.


Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought it got quite technical and obscure for me in parts.

Whilst Chion’s Audio-Vision does not provide a thorough examination of the specific nature and function of mjchel in film as distinct from other sources of sound, it is the most coherent and persuasive theory of film-sound perception to date. Dec 22, Matt rated it it was amazing.

Many of addition, Chion’s theory is littered with tenuous claims purportedly based in psychoacoustical phenomena; such claims weaken his discussion of, for example, “modes of listening”. Valuable as both an introduction and a reference.

Michel Chion – Wikipedia

Michel Chion is a French musique-concrete composer and film theorist specializing in sound. The concept Chion employs to unify claims for the functional interaction of image and sound delineated above is synchresis. A significant difficulty in previous accounts of film music has been the discussion of audio-visual phenomena, given the lack of sufficiently specific terms to characterise those 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.

Michel Chion

Maybe I wasn’t patient enough to really get the full meaning out of it. To ausiovision other readers questions about Audio-Visionplease sign up. A classic and highly accessible treatment. A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts.

Chion’s account surmounts these difficulties through creation of a terminology and a framework for articulation of analytical accounts of sound in film.


Jan 26, malic rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I found the ideas around added value and animation especially useful. A great book that will enrich the way you experience and think about films. A fantastic book on sound as it applies to film. Neil rated it really liked it Oct 31, Feb 21, SeaOfSound rated audiovizion it was amazing. My only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward a proposal for audio-visual analysis before then putting this proposal into ,ichel for a deep dive into Bergman’s Persona.

Book Review: Michel Chion Audio-Vision — Sound on Screen

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 every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down and heavy. Sources of accent in musical sound and visual motion. Mike Lee rated it liked it Aug 17, Belvedere rated it it was amazing Sep 27,