10 July 2008
Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
Few observers have noted the innovative music that Hammer distinctively incorporated into its horror films. David Huckvale’s latest book tells how Hammer commissioned composers at the cutting edge of European musical modernism to write their movie scores, introducing the avant-garde into popular culture via the enormously successful horror film.
Each chapter addresses a specific category of the avant-garde musical movement and elaborates upon the visionary composers who made the horror film soundtrack a melting pot of opposing musical cultures.
David Huckvale is the author of
is published by McFarland and Co. on 6 July.