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The Quay BrothersInto a Metaphysical Playroom$
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Suzanne Buchan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816646586

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.001.0001

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The Secret Scenario of Soundscapes

The Secret Scenario of Soundscapes

(p.166) (p.167) 6. The Secret Scenario of Soundscapes
The Quay Brothers

Suzanne Buchan

University of Minnesota Press

Soundscape is defined as the sound or combination of sounds that comes from the sounds heard in our surroundings. This chapter describes how the Quay Brothers attempted to create an audiovisual experience for their viewers using their own version of soundscape called “nonvococentricism,” which pertains to the complete lack of spoken dialogues. The Quay Brothers used nonvococentricism to define the uniqueness of their films in a way that the voicelessness of the films demands that viewers interpret the images on their own rather than have their meanings supplied to them. This chapter also explores the Eastern-European-inspired music metaphors used by the Quay Brothers in order to showcase nonvococentricism in their films.

Keywords:   soundscape, audiovisual experience, nonvococentricism, voicelessness, Eastern European music

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