Sound and Music Use in Twin Peaks: The Return

Marshall, Kingsley ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Sound and Music Use in Twin Peaks: The Return. In: Sound and Storytelling, Dodge College, Chapman University, Los Angeles, USA.

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The opening line in the first episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, spoken by Carel Struycken’s character, asks FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper to 'Listen to the sounds'. Throughout the series, writer, director and sound designer David Lynch deploys a complex combination of sound and visuals in order to depict mysticism, the impossible and bring to life the birth and spread of evil in the Twin Peaks universes.

Paying attention specifically to the predominantly dialogue-free episode eight of the series, we explore how Lynch makes use of intricate sound design, score, existing source music and music performed within the diegesis in order to complete his intricate visuals. We explore how the episode, and series as a whole, makes intertextual connections to conventional and experimental film form in addition to extending upon established Lynchian worlds, and how the manipulation of sound within
the series lends an otherworldly quality to the image.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lynch, twin, peaks, sound, design, film, music, showtime, the, return
Subjects: Film & TV
Music > Popular Music
Music > Sound Art
Music > Sound Design
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Film
Depositing User: Kingsley Marshall
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 13:31
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:29


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