Master Class – Documentary Soundtracks

DOCUMENTARY SONDTRACKS: THEN AND NOW – MASTER CLASS WITH JORGE MAGAZ

 

In the universe of the Documentary, it may be common to consider music as a mere image order. However, both in the genre of fiction and non-fiction, music and sound production are a complex device that builds and modulates meanings, a constructional matrix within the most essential narrative processes.

With Jorge Magaz, in this Master Class “Documentary Soundtracks: Then and Now”, we are going to discover how to tell a story through the music. as well as the resources and processes of creating a soundtrack. At the end of the session, we will hold a discussion with composers and other sector professionals, who will share with us their different perspectives on this fascinating subject. We will shortly announce the participants for this session.

 

DOCUMENTARY SONDTRACKS: THEN AND NOW

 

 

TELLING A STORY WITH MUSIC

  • Introduction: when used in a synchronised soundtrack?
  • General features of a soundtrack: intrinsic attributes of the music-image relationship in any form of common audiovisual narration (fiction or non-fiction).
  • Historic tradition of music in audiovisual narratives. Presentation of the importance of musical implications in the narrative tradition.
  • Peculiarities of the soundtrack in non-fiction genres.
  • Symbolic methods of correspondence.
  • Music as ideological stance and manipulation.
  • Intertextuality and the deictic phenomenon.
  • Analysis of the audiovisual text.

 

RESOURCES & PROCESSES IN THE CREATION OF AN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK.

  • Criteria when setting music to non-fiction audiovisual narratives.
  • Rhythmic resources of the soundtrack and the documentary genre.
  • Music and its relationship to dialogue.
  • The importance of sound in soundtrack production.
  • Original composition and use of pre-existing music in non-fiction genres.
  • The soundtrack and formal consistency.
  • Relevant figures involved in the production of an Original Soundtrack.
  • Processes and stages followed to create a successful and effective soundtrack.
  • Conclusions and current trends in the use of music in non-fiction genres.

 

DISCUSSION WITH SECTOR PROFESSIONALS.

We will shortly announce the participants for this session.

 

 

Jorge Magaz 

Audiovisual communication graduate and teacher. Award-winning composer, experienced arranger and expert in composition, orchestration, modern harmony and jazz. His notable soundtracks include Extraterrestre (2011) and Open Windows (2014) by Nacho Vigalondo, as well as the documentary La mirada de Ouka Leele (2009) by Rafael Gordon. He was a member of composer Alberto Iglesias’s team on El Argentino (2008) and Guerrilla (2008) by Steven Soderbergh, and also The Kite Runner (2007) by Marc Forster.

 

 

WHERE AND WHEN

Tuesday 21st of May from 10.00h to 13.00h. CCCB Auditori.

 

Free acces, pre-booking required through the online form.

The language of the master class will be Spanish.

 

 

 

 

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Master Class – Documentary Soundtracks