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The historical relationship of musical form and the moving image in the current context of the digitisation of media

posted on 02.04.2019, 23:31 by JOHN DAVEY
The thesis investigates several historical aspects of the relationship of musical form and the moving image, in order to trace their influence in the current context of the general digitisation of media. Music is traditionally a means of expressing multiple elements at once, and relates strongly to the development of modern non-linear forms in which information is presented in the form of a mosaic rather than a single line. The research aims to provide a useful perspective on the 'pre-history' of current multimedia, thereby indicating certain nascent directions of innovation.


Principal supervisor

Deane Martin Williams

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Media, Film and Journalism


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Arts