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Title Music in video games : studying play / edited by K. J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner.
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2014.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3540.7 .M88 2014    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 232 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Routledge music and screen media series
Routledge music and screen media series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mario's dynamic leaps : musical innovations and the specter of early cinema in Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. / Neil Lerner -- The temporary avatar zone : pico-pico parties in Tokyo / Chris Tonelli -- Nintendo's art of musical play / Roger Moseley and Aya Saiki -- Transcribing musical worlds, or, is L.A. noire a music game? / Steven Beverburg Reale -- Meaningful modular combinations : simultaneous harp and environmental music in two Legend of Zelda games / Elizabeth Medina-Gray -- Wandering tonalities : silence, sound, and morality in Shadow of the colossus / William Gibbons -- Fear of the unknown : music and sound design in psychological horror games / Rebecca Roberts -- Lawn of the dead : the indifference of musical destiny in Plants vs. zombies / K.J. Donnelly -- Music, history, and progress in Sid Meier's Civilization IV / Karen Cook -- "The place I'll return to someday" : musical nostalgia in Final fantasy IX / Jessica Kizzire -- From Parsifal to the Playstation : Wagner and video game music / Tim Summers.
Summary With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies, the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.
Subject Video game music -- History and criticism.
Video game music -- Analysis, appreciation.
Related Names Donnelly, K. J. (Kevin J.), editor.
Gibbons, William (William James), editor.
Lerner, Neil William, 1966- editor.
ISBN 041563444X (paperback)
9780415634434 (hardback)
0415634431 (hardback)
9780415634441 (paperback)
9781315882697 (e-book)
Standard # 40023440163
OCLC number 855209478