Anatomy of Sound: Norman Corwin and Media Authorship by Jacob Smith,Neil Verma

By Jacob Smith,Neil Verma

This assortment examines the paintings of Norman Corwin—one of crucial, but understudied, media authors of all time—as a severe lens to view the background of multimedia authorship and sound creation. referred to as the “poet laureate” of radio, Corwin is most renowned for his radio dramas, which reached hundreds of thousands of listeners all over the world and contributed to radio’s luck as a mass media shape within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. yet Corwin was once additionally a pioneer in different fields, together with cinema, theater, television, and journalism. In each one of those parts, he had a particular method of “soundwork,” hoping on artistic prerecorded and live-in-real-time atmospheric results within the studio, between different aesthetic concepts. Exploring the variety of Corwin’s work—from his global warfare II–era poetry and his specified tasks for the United countries to his path-breaking writing for movie and television—and its impression on media this day, those essays underscore the political and social impression of Corwin’s oeuvre and cement his popularity as a key author within the historical past of many sound media.

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