About this Journal

The New Soundtrack brings together leading edge academic and professional perspectives on the complex relationship between sound and moving images. Former editors of The Soundtrack, Stephen Deutsch, Larry Sider and Dominic Power, bring their expertise to this project, providing a new platform for discourse on how aural elements combine with moving images. The New Soundtrack also encourages writing on more current developments, such as sound installations, computer-based delivery, and the psychology of the interaction of image and sound. The journal has an illustrious Editorial Board containing some of the most prominent people working with sound in the arts and media and the discourse which surrounds it.

The New Soundtrack is fully peer-reviewed and includes contributions from recognised practitioners in the field, including composers, sound designers and directors, giving voice to the development of professional practice, alongside academic contributions. Each issue also features a short compilation of book and film reviews on recently released publications and artefacts.

Editors and Editorial Board

Principal Editors

Stephen Deutsch, Professor of Post-Production at Bournemouth University
Larry Sider, Director of The School of Sound and Head of MA Sound Recording and Design at Goldsmiths University of London
Dominic Power, Writer and film historian

Associate Editors

Philippa Lovatt, University of Stirling
Nessa Johnston, Edge Hill University

Editorial Board & Advisory Board

Rick Altman, University of Iowa        
Haim Bresheeth, SOAS, University of London 
John Broomhall, Freelance Sound Designer, games 
Ross Brown, Central School of Speech and Drama, London 
Carter Burwell, Film Composer including, Fargo, A Serious Man, The Big Lebowski, Being John Malkovitch and many others 
Michael Chanan, Roehampton University 
Michel Chion, Composer and Author, Paris 
Ian Christie, Birkbeck College, University of London 
Richard Combs, Film Critic and Broadcaster    
Gustavo Costantini, University of Buenos Aires, Composer and Sound Designer 
Ian Cross, Cambridge University 
Claudia Gorbman, University of Washington 
Maike Helmers, Bournemouth University 
Rens Machielse, Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), The Netherlands 
Walter Murch, Sound Designer and Editor, including The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Cold Mountain, Jarhead, The English Patient and many others 
Roberto Perpignani, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy, Editor, Il Postino, Hidden Love, Good Morning Babylon, and many others. 
Gianluca Sergi, University Of Nottingham 
Sean Street, Bournemouth University, Poet and Broadcaster 
Randy Thom, Sound Designer, including WallE, Contact, Madagascar, Harry Potter, Ratatouille, and many others 
Elisabeth Weis, Brooklyn College, City University of New York


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The New Soundtrack

Print ISSN: 2042-8855 Online ISSN: 2042-8863
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