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Halfyard, Janet K. 1966-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 1,350 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Television music 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ML410.B4968, 781.542
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janet K Halfyard
Berio's Sequenzas : essays on performance, composition and analysis by JanetK Halfyard( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1958 and 2002, Luciano wrote fourteen pieces entitled Sequenza. These pieces have significantly influenced the development of composition for solo instruments and voice. The varied approaches taken by the contributors in discussing the pieces demonstrate the richness of this repertoire
Danny Elfman's Batman : a film score guide by Janet K Halfyard( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danny Elfman's Batman: A Film Score Guide examines Elfman's scoring technique and provides a detailed analysis and commentary on the Batman score. The film is discussed in the context of its comic-book origins and the fantasy-action genre, setting it and its score against late 1970s and early 1980s equivalents such as Star Wars and Superman, and revealing how Burton and Elfman changed the cinematic idea of a superhero. The book also explores Elfman's musical background, his place within the film music industry, and the controversy following the release of Batman."--Jacket
Music, sound and silence in Buffy the vampire slayer by Paul Attinello( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound, and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television." "In addressing this significant gap, this book provides an exemplary overview of the functions of music and sound in the interpretation of a television show. This is done through analyses that focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies, and hermeneutics."--Jacket
The music of fantasy cinema by Janet K Halfyard( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy has had a modern resurgence in cinema due largely to the success of superhero narratives and the two major fantasy series, the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Often regarded as mere escapism, works of both literature and cinema wishing to be taken seriously by the public, by critics and by academics have tended to shelter under the euphemistic umbrella of Magic Realism and, until very recently, there has been a general lack of serious academic work concerned with fantasy as a genre. This volume explores the way in which music and sound articulate the fantastic in cinema and contribute to the creation of fantasy narratives. Apart from the accusation of frivolous escapism that attaches itself to the fantasy genre, another issue is the lack of a single and simple definition of what fantasy is: the consensus of academic opinion appears to be that fantasy invokes the magical within its narratives as the means by which to achieve what would be impossible in our own reality, as compared to sci-fi's as-yet unknown technologies and horror's dark and deadly supernatural forces. Fantasy remains problematic, however, because it defies many of the conventional mechanisms by which genre is defined such as setting, mood and audience. In a way quite unlike its co-genres, fantasy moves with infinite flexibility between locations - the world (almost) as we know it, historical, futuristic or mythic locations; between moods - heroic, epic, magical; and between audiences - children, teens, adults. In English-language cinema, it encompasses the grand mythic narratives of Lord of the Rings, Legend and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, the heroic narratives of Superman, Flash Gordon and Indiana Jones and the magical narratives of Labyrinth, Edward Scissorhands and the Harry Potter series, to name just some of films that typify the variety that the genre offers. What these films all have in common is a requirement that the audience accepts the a fundamental break with reality within the diegesis of the filmic narrative, and embraces magic in its many and various forms, sometimes benign, sometimes not. This volume examines music in fantasy cinema across a broad historical perspective, from Bernard Herrmann's scores for Ray Harryhausen, through the popular music scores of the 1980s to contemporary scores for films such as The Mummy and the Harry Potter series, allowing the reader to see not only the way that the musical strategies of fantasy scoring have changed over time but also to appreciate the inventiveness of composers such as Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman and Elliot Goldenthal, and popular musicians such as Queen and David Bowie in evoking the mythic, the magical and the monstrous in their music for fantasy film
Sounds of fear and wonder : music in cult TV by Janet K Halfyard( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does music enrich and define cult television series? This book analyzes theme tunes and scoring on television to reveal how composers construct a series' identity using musical idioms and instruments. Characters and plot developments, similarly, are enhanced by their musical accompaniment. The different scoring strategies employed in science fiction and horror-based genres, comprising for example Star Trek or Dr. Who, are considered alongside cult shows set in our reality, such as Dexter, The Sopranos and Queer as Folk. These discussions are complimented by in-depth case studies of musical approaches in three high-profile series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and Lost. Written from a musicological standpoint but fully accessible to non-musicologists, the book significantly advances television and music studies."--Back cover
Music in cult tv : an introduction( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provoking acts : the theatre of Berio's "Sequenzas" by Janet K Halfyard( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cue the Big Theme? : the sound of the Superhero by Janet K Halfyard( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Berio's 'Sequenzas' : essays on performance, composition and analysis( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Berio's sequinzas essays on performance, composition and analysis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Danny Elfman's Batman : a film score guideMusic, sound and silence in Buffy the vampire slayerBerio's 'Sequenzas' : essays on performance, composition and analysis
Alternative Names
Halfyard, Janet

K. Halfyard, Janet

Languages
English (58)