Theory and Practice of Dissonance in Early Cartoons
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Sound Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Sound Design
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"This Thesis provides the study and research of the way dissonance is used in early cartoons of Golden Age of American animations, The exploration of animation dissonance informed my compositions and other composing techniques in two student-animated shorts. It briefly discusses the premise that music is able to influence emotion and dissonance causes unpleasantness. Then I argue how dissonance functions in compositions of cartoons, with case studies of cartoon shorts created by major studios of Golden Age. Deeply inspired by the usage of dissonance in cartoon music, the thesis then analyzes music cues in my own compositions and explains how every functional dissonant note supports the narrative."
Keywords: animation, scoring, cartoons, dissonance, composition, underscore
CHAIR: Beauchamp, Robin S.
LeGrand, Stephen Michael
Akers, Matthew Goodwin
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