Gabrielle Gopinath's essay titled "Schizophonia and the Moving Image" will be presented at Cinesonika 2: the Second International Film and Video Festival of Sound Design, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in February.
The theme of this international film and video festival is to celebrate the soundtrack. Usually in cinema festivals there is a fixation on movie stars, or captivating imagery, or the literary qualities of screenplays. Sound tends to be relatively unvalorized in moving-image making. The intent of the festival is to give attention to innovative work in the creation of film and video soundtracks, and to give due credit to the importance of audio in audiovisual media.
This second annual festival will showcase international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship.