The Sounds of Silent Films

New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice

  • Claus Tieber
  • Anna K. Windisch

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture book series (PSAVC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: ‘The Birth of Cinema from the Spirit of Music’

    1. Claus Tieber, Anna K. Windisch
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Historical Practice of Silent Film Sound

  4. New Approaches to Silent Film Music History and Theory

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-265

About this book


The Sounds of Silent Films is a unique collection of investigatory and theoretical essays that, for the first time, unite up-to-date research on the complex historical performance practices of silent film accompaniment with in-depth analyses of relevant case studies.


silent cinema music composition culture sound musicology media studies film studies cinema film Framing John Ford Sound

Editors and affiliations

  • Claus Tieber
    • 1
  • Anna K. Windisch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Austrian Academy of SciencesAustria

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