publication . Article . 2012

Michael Jackson's Sound Stages

Morten Michelsen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2012 Journal: SoundEffects, volume 2, issue 1
  • Publisher: Royal Danish Library
Abstract
<jats:p>In order to discuss analytically spatial aspects of recorded sound William Moylan’s concept of ‘sound stage’ is developed within a musicological framework as part of a sound paradigm which includes timbre, texture and sound stage. Two Michael Jackson songs (‘The Lady in My Life’ from 1982 and ‘Scream’ from 1995) are used to: a) demonstrate the value of such a conceptualisation, and b) demonstrate that the model has its limits, as record producers in the 1990s began ignoring the conventions of stereo recording’s illusion of three dimensions and reached for a severing of the intimate relations between sound and Euclidic space.</jats:p>
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free text keywords: Sound stage, Music analysis, Michael Jackson, Lady in my Life, Scream, recording space, lcsh:Communication. Mass media, lcsh:P87-96, lcsh:Acoustics. Sound, lcsh:QC221-246, Performance art, Timbre, Visual arts, Music theory, Sound design, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Communication, business.industry, business, Illusion
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