Alchemical Sounds: Sounds Transmuting Songs into Television Prose

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Alchemical Sounds: Sounds Transmuting Songs into Television Prose

This lecture will present a brief history of songs as narrative source for cinema and television and explore how the makers of Amor em 4 Atos drew from Chico Buarque's music.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
Dartmouth Hall 212
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars

Presented by Professor Mauricio Sellmann

In 2011, Globo TV, the most watched television network in Brazil, commissioned a miniseries based on popular songs by Chio Buarque, on of the country's most influential songwriters: Amor em 4 Atos (Love in Four Acts). This lecture will present a brief history of songs as narrative source for cinema and television. Then, it will explore how the makers of the miniseries drew from the lyrics as well as the tempo of Buarque's songs to be faithful to what Beethoven once called the "innermost feeing" of music.

For more information, contact:
Sharonna Henderson

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.