Title

Risk, Creative Labor, and the Integrative Jazz-Film: Producing the Improvised Soundtracks of Birdman and Afterglow

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2019

Department 1

Conservatory of Music

Abstract

Improvised film soundtrack production is rare, influenced by the film industry's general risk-aversion. This article examines the behind-the-scenes production of two unique improvised scores: Antonio Sanchez’s jazz percussion score for Birdman (2014); and jazz trumpeter Mark Isham’s soundtrack for Afterglow (1997), illustrating how improvised film scores can shatter conventional scoring production methods, as well as generate opportunities for new creative directions in both jazz and film.

DOI

10.5406/jazzculture.2.2019.0027

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This article can be found on the publisher's website: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jac.html

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