Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny traces sonic Gothic from the echoing footsteps in Gothic novels to the dark soundscapes of Goth club nights. This broad perspective importantly widens the scope of Gothic music from Goth subculture to literature, film, television and video games. This book also provides the musical and theoretical definition of Gothic music that lacks in current scholarship. Whether voicing the spectral beings of early cinema, announcing virtual terrors in video games, or intensifying the nocturnal rituals of Goth, Gothic music represents the sounds of the uncanny.
Introduction: 'Baleful Sounds and Wild Voices Ignored' 1. The Sound of Gothic Literature 2. Gothic Film Music: The Audiovisual Uncanny 3. Gothic Television Music: The Unhomely Home 4. Gothic Game Music: Hyperreality Haunted 5. Goth Music: Uncanny Embodied 6. The Unthinkable Sounds of the Uncanny