Carol Vernallis, Holly Rogers and Lisa Perrott are happy to announce the second book in their Bloomsbury book series, New Approaches to Music, Sound and Media (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/series/new-approaches-to-sound-music-and-media/)
Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics, edited by Carol, Holly and Lisa, focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today’s em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices – through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly) and the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today’s digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics and world-building.
Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners’ collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion and resistance. Directors and practitioners discussed include David Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Michael Bay, David Fincher, Bong Joon-ho and Lars von Trier; musicians and music-video/film directors David Bowie, Floria Sigismondi, Jess Cope, Dave Meyers, Emil Nava and Sigur Rós; and Instagram and new media personality Jay Versace.
Other titles in the series:
Áine Mangaoang, Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music in a Philippine Prison Video
Forthcoming titles include:
Nicola Dibben, Biophilia
Cat Hope and Ryan Ross Smith, Animated Music Notation
Alex Jeffrey, Popular Music and Narrativity
Lutz Koepnick, Resonant Matter
Lisa Perrott, David Bowie in Music Video
Nick Prior, Assembling Virtual Idols
Carol Vernallis, Selmin Kara and Holly Rogers, CyberMedia
Nabeel Zuberi, Popular Music, Race and Media since 9/11
If you would like to submit a proposal to the series, please email us: