The Cuban Music Room

McGuinness, Sara ORCID: and Pérez Cassola, Sonia (2022) The Cuban Music Room. Screenworks: The peer-reviewed online publication of practic research in screen media. ISSN 2514-3123

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The Cuban Music Room is a thought-provoking documentary film in which a series of educators and practitioners innovate audiovisually in order to find a faithful way of capturing sound in a way that is comparable to the live production and listening experience. The film is a highly collaborative piece motivated by the challenges faced to show and teach music in context, featuring musicians and educators from Cuba and the UK who are interested in Cuban and related music. It takes us to a recording space in Matanzas, where the performance and recording process are embedded within the socio-cultural context. We see musicians and academics getting ready, performing, recording and reflecting about the process, as well as audience members interacting with the film, through multiple screens that emerge from the flat split screen of this streamed version of the video. The Cuban Music Room does not only offer insight into Cuban music, it also suggests creative ways of addressing how the static dimensions of music, both written and visual text, can showcase and critically analyse sound and music.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.37186/swrks/12.2/2
Keywords: Cuban Music, Rumba, immersive recording,
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Depositing User: Sara McGuinness
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 15:37
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:12

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