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      Music and Voice in German Newsreels of the 1950s/1960s

      RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology (RE:SOUND 2019)

      Media Art, Science, and Technology

      August 20-23, 2019

      Newsreels, Cold War, Germany, Continuities, 1950s/1960s

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          Since the newsreels were the only source of news prior to the spread of the television, they actively shaped the collective memory. Pieces of music were not only used as background music, but also to convey political messages and ideologicalmeanings as well as to clarify national and international relations. On the one hand, there are numerous continuities from previous decades regarding the music used or the music of relevant composers. On the other hand, it can be shown that the handling of the acoustic elements expresses a change in purpose – i.e. no longer purely for propagandistic purposes, but as subtle mediation on the economic upswing and the Cold War. Besides the characteristic style of the commentary, ‘speech acts,’ used for expressing a declaration or a directive, may have had an impact on people’s political opinion and their view on the world. The format of newsreels followed traditional proceedings in production but in the post-war period developed into a skilful concept with voice and music in order to remain a relevant and important element in the media system.

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                Conference
                August 2019
                August 2019
                : 91-98
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                Independent Researcher

                Hamburg, Germany
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/RESOUND19.15
                © Lehnert. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of RE:SOUND 2019

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                RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology
                RE:SOUND 2019
                8
                Aalborg, Denmark
                August 20-23, 2019
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Media Art, Science, and Technology
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                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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