Here you can explore a collection of articles that cover what might be called the theory of sound practice, the thinking and concepts that guide sound production.
Most of the papers were originally published in The Soundtrack and The New Soundtrack journals. Added to them are pieces from a wide range of books, periodicals and online sources that complement the other parts of this website.
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Stephen Deutsch : A Philosophy of Film Music

These articles explore the relationship of music with moving pictures from a practice-based viewpoint, encouraging composers and other filmmakers to understand not merely how music can be applied to moving images, but when and why it should be used.

Richard Bates and Stephen Deutsch
Neil Brand
Michel Chion
Geoffrey Cox
Roger Crittenden
Stephen Deutsch
Stephen Deutsch
Stephen Deutsch
Jo Ann Kaplan
Gideon Koppel
Nadim Mishlawi and Rana Eid
Walter Murch and Gustavo Costantini
Dominic Power
Dominic Power