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Don't say it – sing it!: Writing original songs for non-musical films
Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Department of Composition and Conducting. Stockholms konstnärliga högskola.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master of Fine Arts (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Films which are not musicals – non-musical films – sometimes include songs which are narratively motivated yet in a different way from how they are used in musicals. They may be part of the underscore or even performed by characters in the films, and add a new element to films which otherwise do not use music in this way. In this thesis I will explain how musical and non-musical films differ in their use of songs and explore various aspects of composing songs for three non-musical films made by students at the Stockholm University of the Arts.

Important results include describing how to choose lyrics for the songs and how this can add new perspectives to the scenes where the songs appear. I also explore the different challenges a composer can face during the composition process and demystify the process itself by describing how the music for each film is composed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
film music, soundtrack, song, lyrics, popular music, music composition, songwriting
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Music
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kmh:diva-4931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kmh-4931DiVA, id: diva2:1763476
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2023-04-21, Stora bion, Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, Valhallavägen 189, Stockholm, 11:47 (Swedish)
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Film och bilder: Love Off Beat. Alexandra Dahlström, regissör. Majaq Julén, foto. Alexander Linder, klipp. Petar Mrdjen, ljud. Knut Olav Rygnestad, musik. Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, 2022.

Film och bilder: Lagom svensk. Jamil Walli, regissör. Amanda Muysio, foto. Jomana Walli, klipp. Sam Soliman, ljud. Knut Olav Rygnestad och Petar Mrdjen, musik. Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, 2022.

Film och bilder: Järnridån. Alexandra Dahlström, regissör. Majaq Julén, foto. Alexander Linder, klipp. Petar Mrdjen, ljud. Knut Olav Rygnestad, musik. Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, 2023.

Available from: 2023-06-07 Created: 2023-06-07 Last updated: 2023-06-07Bibliographically approved

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