Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Barry Salmon

    Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film


    Composer of scores for numerous films as well as music for dance, theater, radio, and video art. Festivals, installations, honors and awards include CINE Golden Eagle, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Sundance, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals; Chicago Museum of Broadcasting, Museum of Modern Art. Performing and recording guitarist and record/CD producer.

    Recent Publications:

    • "[RE] Composing for the Films: The Problem of Praxis" in Schweinhardt, Peter, editor. Eisler Studien, Vol. 3: Aufsätze zum Thema Komposition für den Film, (Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 2008)
    • "Framing Noise," co-authored with Shannon Mattern, in Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, Vol. 1, Number 2.,  (Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, Forthcoming, 2008)
    • Reviews: Kassabian, Anahid, Hearing Film:  Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music. (New York:  Routledge, 2001) Robertson, Pamela Wojcik, and Arthur Knight, eds. 
    • "Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music"  (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001), in The Journal of Popular Music Studies. Volume 18, Number 1. (Oxford, Blackwell Press, 2006)
    • Europa, CD, producer; with John Gentry Tennyson, (New York, Angel/EMI Records, 2000)

    Research Interests:

    • Mediation
    • Sound Studies Aesthetics
    • Music and the Political
    • Music and Image

    Current Courses:

    Film, Music, Culture (Spring 2019)

    Independent Production

    Media Practices: Audio

    Media Practices: Audio (Spring 2019)

    Media Theory

    Media Theory (Spring 2019)

    Projects: Sound Design

    Thesis Proposal (Spring 2019)

    Thesis Tutorial