Sounds of the Times: Films, Literature, Old Records

Author: 

Lee Chih-Ming

Book design: 

何佳興

Distributor: 

聯合發行

Publishing Date: 

2018-12-06

ISBN: 

9789869631723

Format : 

精裝38421 cm× 14.8 cm初版

Price: 

600

Our memory of a time always goes hand in hand with a song, a name or a film.

 

Ferdinand de Saussure, the founder of modern linguistics, says, “In the matter of language, one can separate neither sound from thought nor thought from sound.” Examining film scores, old Taiwanese ballads, war songs (such as those used by the Nazis or popular in the Spanish Civil War and WWII), election campaign music, and even special record stores and musical instrument workshops in Taiwan, Sounds of the times reveals the soundscape too often neglected in a grand historical narrative.