Michael Jackson's Sound Stages
Keywords:Sound stage, Music analysis, Michael Jackson, Lady in my Life, Scream, recording space,
In order to discuss analytically spatial aspects of recorded sound William Moylan’s concept of ‘sound stage’ is developed within a musicological framework as part of a sound paradigm which includes timbre, texture and sound stage. Two Michael Jackson songs (‘The Lady in My Life’ from 1982 and ‘Scream’ from 1995) are used to: a) demonstrate the value of such a conceptualisation, and b) demonstrate that the model has its limits, as record producers in the 1990s began ignoring the conventions of stereo recording’s illusion of three dimensions and reached for a severing of the intimate relations between sound and Euclidic space.
How to Cite
The journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.