The Interaction Between Eastern and Western Musical Elements
The purpose of this paper is to analyze how eastern and western musical elements interact with each other in the music from the 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film Kung Fu Panda, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne. The music was written by the RCP (Hans Zimmer Remote Control Productions). The main composers are Hans Zimmer and John Powell, with additional music from Henry Jackman and James McKee Smith. The results of this analysis can be used to find out how music can serve as a universal language and apply to film scoring in a better way. The finding may be useful for not only film composers, but also for orchestrators and for people who want to get a better understanding about world music, especially eastern culture and music.
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Dong, Yi. “The Interaction Between Eastern and Western Musical Elements.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2016. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/59.