Contemporary music research projects
Music Production and Technology in Australian Film: Enabling Australian Film to Embrace Innovation
ARC Discovery Project Grant: 2007 - 2011
In Australia, as elsewhere, music has become increasingly important to cinema's creative practice and income generation. Despite this, music remains a peripheral and often awkwardly integrated aspect of Australian feature film production. This hampers the industry's opportunity to engage with the 'innovation economy' in a manner that fully exploits its creative and commercial potential. This project will research recent Australian film music history, focusing on production technologies and processes, budgets and music styles. Its findings will facilitate an analysis of major industrial tendencies that will generate debate, inform policy-making and impact on production practices and the vitality of the overall sector.
The project draws on a cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary team covering media, popular and contemporary music, cultural industries, and musicology. The research is being undertaken by Dr Rebecca Coyle (Media program) and Prof Michael Hannan (Music degree) from Southern Cross University, in association with Prof Philip Hayward, Music Dept. Macquarie University, Sydney.
Updated: 27 May 2013