Rhythm and multimodal semiosis

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dc.contributor.author van Leeuwen, T
dc.contributor.editor Dreyfus, S
dc.contributor.editor Hood, S
dc.contributor.editor Stenglin, M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:32:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Semiotic margins: Meaning in multimodalities, 2011, 1, pp. 168 - 177
dc.identifier.isbn 9781441173225
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17890
dc.description.abstract I once heard the jazz bassist and composer Marcus Miller explain how he composed the score for the film 'Siesta', in 1987, laying a bass line first, the using a synthesiser to build up the percussion, layer by layer. At the end of that process, he realised there was something missing. The rhythm was all too mechanical. So he engaged a drummer to play a single drum in the studio, on top of the tracks he has already laid. What next, he then asked himself. I like Herbie Hancocks chords, I'll put some of those in. It was at this point that I had a revelation. I had always seen harmony as the language of Western music, and harmonic structure as its basic sources of textual development, whether in Beethoven, Broadway or the Beatles. But to Marcus Miller chords were just some added spicing, some added colour. It dawned on me that in multimodal texts any semiotic mode can in principle either provide the basic structure of remain incidental, fragmented, providing, here and there, some added colour.
dc.publisher Continuum
dc.title Rhythm and multimodal semiosis
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Semiotic margins: Meaning in multimodalities
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 168 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 177 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 995217
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords semiotic, multimodal, music en_US
dc.description.keywords electrochemistry
dc.description.keywords hybrid materials
dc.description.keywords lithium ion batteries
dc.description.keywords nanostructures
dc.description.keywords nanotubes
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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