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The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 19

The Music Composer

Audio Collaboration or Mud and Destruction

“Music is nothing more than organized sound effects, and sound effects are nothing more than disorganized music.”

- David Lewis Yewdall, M.P.S.E., lecturing at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

I remember, growing up, going to the local cinema to see the week's double feature. I sat transfixed, totally in awe of the epic spectacle of Charlton Heston dividing the Red Sea, painting the Sistine Chapel, driving the Moors out of Spain, protecting the foggy Norman bogs from raiders of the North lands, or defending the walls of Peking from the Boxer Rebellion. The musical scores raised me to a new level of inspiration and majesty. Who are these musical dreamers that reach ...

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