Intermedial Possibilities of the Song-form Between Cinema, Writing, Performance and New Media. The Case of Claudio Baglioni

Authors

  • Luca Bertoloni Università degli Studi di Pavia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2280-9481/11525

Keywords:

Claudio Baglioni, intermediality, remediation, popular music, Italian song

Abstract

This paper, starting from the notions of intermediality and remediation, explores the relationship between the song-form and other media, in particular cinema, a medium impregnated with intersemiotic translations. In the introduction the author rebuilds the studies between song-form and cinema, mainly focusing on the Italian territory, where cinema and song concurred to create an intermedial imaginary. The paper continues with the analysis of the case-study of the Roman singer-songwriter Claudio Baglioni (1951), investigating the levels of intermediality within his work from different perspectives. Finally, the author states that the intermediality in Baglioni’s works is present at three levels: medial, structural and contextual level. The song-form, thanks to these intermedial levels, broadens its expressive possibilities, concerning the intersection with cinema particularly. Thus, cinema and the other media, at least in Italy, have become a valuable resource for other songwriters. According to Baglioni’s philosophy, intermediality becomes a precious element to configure the style of an individual songwriter.

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Bertoloni, L. (2020). Intermedial Possibilities of the Song-form Between Cinema, Writing, Performance and New Media. The Case of Claudio Baglioni. Cinergie – Il Cinema E Le Altre Arti, (18), 117-129. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2280-9481/11525

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Section

Miscellanea