The Function of Music in Narrative Film
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Steffen Alexander Schmidt was born in Berlin and teaches Dramaturgy of Opera and History of Theatre and Film Music in the Music and Theater Department of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He also runs a master class of Cultural Media Studies and leads a program for scientific and artistic research in the Department of Cultural Analysis. His own research fields are theory of musical rhythm (in new music) and the relationship between music and choreography. As a musicologist, he studied the dance background in the instrumental works of Bernd Alois Zimmermann. As a pianist and composer and musical performer, has worked with several artists in contemporary dance and theatre in Berlin, Germany.