Danijela Kulezic-Wilson

Lecturer
School of Music
F10
University College Cork
Sunday'S Well Road
Cork

T: 0214904605
E: d.kulezicwilson@ucc.ie

Danijela Kulezic-Wilson is a musicologist with research interests in comparative arts, film music and the musical poetics of film. She teaches courses in music and other arts, film music and film sound. She studied musicology at the University of Belgrade and obtained her doctoral thesis in comparative study of music and film at the University of Ulster. Her teaching covers both music and film subjects and before joining UCC she taught MA and undergraduate courses in Documentary and European film at NUI Maynooth and has given film music seminars and guest lectures at the universities of Ulster (Coleraine and Magee) and Limerick, Dundalk IT, Sligo IT, CMC Dublin and Belgrade MIC. 

Danijela has presented at music, film and theatre conferences and her work has been published in journals such as Music and the Moving Image, Film and Film CultureMusicologyNew Sound, The New Soundtrack and Music, Sound and the Moving Image. While living in Belgrade Danijela was executive secretary of the international festival of contemporary music (International Review of Composers), worked part-time as an editor, presenter and music associate at Radio Television Belgrade and was a member of the editorial board of the journal Musical Wave. She has also worked as a music supervisor on documentaries, short films and television.

 

My interest in comparative arts, mainly approaches to film that emphasize its inherent musical properties, has inspired my research within the conceptual framework I call musical poetics of film. I am also interested in the musicality of film sound design, the use of musique concrète and silence in film, as well as the musicality of theatre and musical aspects of Beckett's plays. My publications include essays on film rhythm, musical and film time, the musical use of silence in film, Darren Aronofsky's Pi, P.T. Anderson's Magnolia, Prokofiev's music for Eisenstein's films, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, Peter Strickland's Katalin Varga, Gus Van Sant's Death Trilogy and the musicality of Beckett's Play.  
 
Research interests:
 
- Film Sound
- Film Music
- Musicality of Film
- Musicality of Sound Design
- Musique concrète and film
- Silence in film and music   
- Music and Other Arts
- European Cinema
- American Independent Cinema
- Beckett and Music  

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'Gus Van Sant's Soundwalks and Audio-visual Musique Concrète'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2012) 'Gus Van Sant's Soundwalks and Audio-visual Musique Concrète' In: Music, Sound, and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'The Musicalization of Language and Performance in Beckett's Play on Stage and on Screen'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2011) 'The Musicalization of Language and Performance in Beckett's Play on Stage and on Screen' In: Theater Noise. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
(2005)'Musical and Mythical Patterns in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia'
Kulezic-Wilson, D. ; (2005) 'Musical and Mythical Patterns in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia' In: Film History and National Cinema. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2004)'The Musicality of Film Rhythm'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2004) 'The Musicality of Film Rhythm' In: National Cinema and Beyond. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Issue 3: Sound Voice, Music'
Morris, Christopher, Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, Jessica Shine (eds) (2012) 'Issue 3: Sound Voice, Music'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, (3) [Details]
(2013)'Film Music Bibliography 2011 and 2012'
Kosovsky, Robert, Warren M. Sherk, and Danijela Kulezic-Wilson (2013) 'Film Music Bibliography 2011 and 2012'. Music and The Moving Image, 6 (2):58-59 [Details]
(2011)'Soundscapes of Trauma and the Silence of Revenge in Peter Strickland's 'Katalin Varga''
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2011) 'Soundscapes of Trauma and the Silence of Revenge in Peter Strickland's 'Katalin Varga''. The New Soundtrack, 1 (1):57-71 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Film Music Bibliography 2009'
Kosovsky, R., Kulezic-Wilson, D. and Sherk, W.; (2010) 'Film Music Bibliography 2009'. Music and the Moving Image, 3 (3) [Details]
(2009)'The Music of Film Silence'
Kulezic-Wilson, D; (2009) 'The Music of Film Silence'. Music and the Moving Image, 2 (3) [Details]
(2009)'Personal Messages in a Bottle: Interview with Ana Kotevska'
Kulezic-Wilson, D; (2009) 'Personal Messages in a Bottle: Interview with Ana Kotevska'. New Sound, (33):1-10 [Details]
(2008)'Sound Design is the New Score'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2008) 'Sound Design is the New Score'. Music, Sound and the Moving Image, 2 (2):127-131 [Details]
(2008)'A Musical Approach to Filmmaking: Hip Hop and Techno Composing Techniques and Models of Structuring in Darren Aronofsky's Pi'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2008) 'A Musical Approach to Filmmaking: Hip Hop and Techno Composing Techniques and Models of Structuring in Darren Aronofsky's Pi'. Music and the Moving Image, 1 (1) [Details]
(2007)'The Musicality of Film and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2007) 'The Musicality of Film and Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man'. Film and Film Culture, 4 :8-20 [Details]
(1997)'The Audio-visual Structure of Film and the Influence of the Poetics of Myth on its Maturing'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (1997) 'The Audio-visual Structure of Film and the Influence of the Poetics of Myth on its Maturing'. New Sound, (9):59-64 [Details]
(2008)'Musical and Film Time'
Kulezic-Wilson, D. (2008) 'Musical and Film Time'. Journal of Musicology, (8):253-271 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2001)''Oberon' Zorana Erica'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2001) ''Oberon' Zorana Erica' Muzicki Talas, 8 (28) :36-37. [Details]
(1996)'Meditatio Mortis: The Music of Ian Wilson'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (1996) 'Meditatio Mortis: The Music of Ian Wilson' Muzicki Talas, 2 (5-6) :8-14. [Details]
(1995)'Muzika Cetvrte Dimenzije (The Music of the Fourth Dimension)'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (1995) 'Muzika Cetvrte Dimenzije (The Music of the Fourth Dimension)' Muzicki Talas, 1 (2-3) :84-103. [Details]
(2001)'How to Survive a Murder: An Introduction to Music and Artistic Life in Yugoslavia'
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2001) 'How to Survive a Murder: An Introduction to Music and Artistic Life in Yugoslavia' Journal of Music in Ireland, 1 (6) :20-23. [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)Composition in the 21st Century,
Kulezic-Wilson, D. (2014) 'Composed' Sound Design: Film's Path to Embracing the Music of the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation], Composition in the 21st Century, Trinity College Dublin , 05-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Animation at the Cutting Edge: An Alphaville Symposium,
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2014) Tango for a Dream: Narrative Liminality and Musical Sensuality in Richard Linklater's Waking Life. [Invited Oral Presentation], Animation at the Cutting Edge: An Alphaville Symposium, University College Cork , 15-FEB-14 - 15-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)Performance Working Group,
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2013) Film Musicality and Narrative Ambiguity: Musique Concrete as Sound Design. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Performance Working Group, UCC , 26-MAR-13 - 26-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2013) Audio-visual Musicality and Reflexive Cinema in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, New York University Steinhardt , 31-MAY-13 - 02-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Cinesonika 3,
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2013) Instruments of Torture: Composed Sound Design in Berberian Sound Studio. [Oral Presentation], Cinesonika 3, University of Ulster Magee , 15-FEB-13 - 17-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2012) Song as a Portal of Narrative and Temporal Rupture in David Lynch's Inland Empire. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, New York University, Steinhardt , 01-JUN-12 - 03-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Music and Media, 4th Study Group Conference, Turin 2012,
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2012) Films without Melodies: Audio-visual Musique Concrète. [Oral Presentation], Music and Media, 4th Study Group Conference, Turin 2012, Universita di Torino , 28-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2011) The New Transcendental Cinema and its Music. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, New York , 20-MAY-11 - 22-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)IT Sligo Visiting Lectures Series,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2010) The Creative Use of Sound in Film. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], IT Sligo Visiting Lectures Series, Institute of Technology Sligo , 21-JAN-10 - 21-JAN-10. [Details]
(2010)Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2010) Soundscapes of Trauma and the Silence of Revenge in Peter Strickland's 'Katalin Varga'. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, NYU Steinhardt , 21-MAY-10 - 23-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)American Independent Cinema: Past, Present, Future,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2009) A Musical Declaration of Independence in American Cinema. [Oral Presentation], American Independent Cinema: Past, Present, Future, Liverpool , 21-MAY-09 - 10-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2009) Gus Van Sant and Audio-visual Musique Concrète. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, NYU Steinhardt , 29-MAY-09 - 31-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Film Music Conference,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2009) After Excess - Abstinence: Notes on a new trend in music scoring (and its absence) in film and TV. [Oral Presentation], Film Music Conference, University of Leeds , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Theatre Noise - an international conference,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2009) 'Play' and 're:play': Musical Echoes of Beckett's Stage Poetry. [Oral Presentation], Theatre Noise - an international conference, The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London , 22-APR-09 - 24-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Dundalk IT Masterclass,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2009) Film Music. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dundalk IT Masterclass, Dundalk Institute of Technology , 29-OCT-09 - 29-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)University of Limerick Graduate Seminars,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2008) Music in Film: Conventions, Cliches and New Approaches. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Limerick Graduate Seminars, University of Limerick , 05-MAR-08 - 05-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2008) The Music of Film Silence. [Oral Presentation], Music and the Moving Image, NYU Steinhardt , 30-MAY-08 - 01-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Film Music Seminar,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2008) Sound and Music in Film: New Tendencies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Film Music Seminar, MIC Belgrade , 10-NOV-08 - 12-NOV-08. [Details]
(2007)Visiting Lectures,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2007) American Independent Film. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Visiting Lectures, University of Ulster, Coleraine , 15-FEB-07 - 15-FEB-07. [Details]
(2007)University of Ulster Graduate Seminars,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2007) The Role of Music in Film Viewed as an Inherently Musical Medium. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Ulster Graduate Seminars, University of Ulster, Magee , 22-MAR-07 - 22-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007)Sound, Music and the Moving Image,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2007) Beastly and Sublime: Jonathan's Glazer's Musical Approach to Film. [Oral Presentation], Sound, Music and the Moving Image, University of London , 10-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2007) Musical Affectiveness in Non-Hollywood Cinema: Gustavo Santaolalla's Music for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Films. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Dublin Institute of Technology , 11-MAY-07 - 13-MAY-07. [Details]
(2006)University of Limerick Graduate Seminars,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2006) Sound as the Weapon of Choice for Film Mavericks. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Limerick Graduate Seminars, University of Limerick , 22-NOV-06 - 22-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2006) The Musicality of Film. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, University of Ulster, Portrush , 04-MAY-06 - 05-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006)Visual Arts and New Music,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2006) The Musical Approach to Film. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Visual Arts and New Music, CMC Dublin , 08-NOV-06 - 08-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)Musical Culture and Memory, The Eighth International Symposium of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2006) Ideology as a Filter for Memory: The 'Imperialism' of Music and Stylistic Labelling. [Oral Presentation], Musical Culture and Memory, The Eighth International Symposium of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, University of Belgrade , 11-APR-06 - 14-APR-06. [Details]
(2005)The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2005) The Musicality of Jim Jarmusch's 'Dead Man'. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 29-APR-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2004)The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2004) Musical and Mythical Patterns in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Magnolia'. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, University of Ulster, Portrush , 23-APR-04 - 25-APR-04. [Details]
(2003)The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2003) The Musicality of Film Rhythm. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 25-APR-03 - 27-APR-03. [Details]
(2001)UCC Research Graduate Seminars,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2001) The Musicality of Jim Jarmusch's 'Dead Man'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], UCC Research Graduate Seminars, University College Cork , 15-NOV-01 - 15-NOV-01. [Details]
(2001)RMA Music and Film Conference,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2001) Rhythm of the Moving Pictures of Jim Jarmusch. [Oral Presentation], RMA Music and Film Conference, University of Southampton , 19-APR-01 - 21-APR-01. [Details]
(1998)New Works of Serbian Music,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (1998) Zoran Eric's 'Oberon' for flute and chamber orchestra. [Invited Oral Presentation], New Works of Serbian Music, MIC Belgrade , 22-JUN-98 - 22-JUN-98. [Details]
(1995)Contemporary Yugoslav Composers,
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (1995) Zoran Eric: Music for Orchestra and Theatre. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Contemporary Yugoslav Composers, University of Podgorica , 12-DEC-95 - 12-DEC-95. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2008)Musical Culture and Memory
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2008) Ideology as a Filter for Memory: The 'Imperialism' of Music, Transcendence and Stylistic Labeling . In: Markovic, T. and Mikic, V eds. Musical Culture and Memory Belgrade, , 11-APR-07 - 14-APR-07 , pp.147-155 [Details]

Programme Note

 YearPublication
(2001)BBC PROMS, PROM 23 Programme.
Kulezic-Wilson, D.; (2001) BBC PROMS, PROM 23 Programme. London: Programme Note [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2006)Composing on Screen: The Musicality of Film.
Kulezic-Wilson, Danijela (2006) Composing on Screen: The Musicality of Film. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010Society for Musicology in Ireland Research Award Society for Musicology in Ireland
2008Culture Ireland Travel Award Culture Ireland
2002Department of Education and Learning Research Studentship Department of Education and Learning, UK
2001Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award Arts Council
2012CACSSS Research Support Fund College of Arts Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
2013Research Assistance Grant Department of Music UCC
2013CACSSS Research Support Fund College of Arts Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for Musicology in Ireland Member/
Association of Composers and Music Writers of Serbia Member/
European Network for Cinema and Media Studies member16-JUN-11 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
FUAIM Theatre and Music Member2012 /
Major Study Committee Member2011 /
Graduate Studies Member2012 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
National University of Ireland Maynooth Lecturer07-FEB-08 / 04-JUN-08
Association of Composers of Serbia Executive Secretary15-SEP-93 / 11-NOV-99
Sligo Academy of Music Piano teacher and accompanist25-SEP-02 / 12-MAY-10
Radio Television of Serbia editor, presenter, music associate20-MAR-86 / 10-JUN-92

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2005University of Ulster PhDMusic and Film
1992University of Belgrade Bachelor of ArtsMusicology

Reviews

 JournalRole
Alphaville: Journal Of Film And Screen Media Guest Editor
Alphaville: Journal Of Film And Screen Media Referee
Music And The Moving Image Referee
Muzicki Talas Member of Editorial Board
Science Fiction Film And Television Referee

Danijela's interest in interdisciplinary research is reflected in her teaching which covers both music and film subjects. She has taught MA and undergraduate courses in Documentary and European film at NUI Maynooth and has given seminars and lectures on American Independent film, Film Music and Film Sound at different universities throughout Ireland. She presently teaches courses in comparative arts, film music and film sound at UCC. 

Teaching in 2010/11:
MuA325 Music and Other Arts
MuA419 Film Music Seminar
MU1B13a Music in 20th Century Arts
Mu4C31 Senior Research Forum  
 

Teaching in 2011/12:
MuA325 Sound and the Moving Image
MuA419 Film Music Seminar
MU1B13a Music in 20th Century Arts 
Mu6014/FX6006 Musicology and Text 2/Music and Cinema

Teaching 2012/13
MuA325 Sound and the Moving Image
MuA419 Film Music Seminar
Mu6014/FX6006  
Musicology and Text 2/Music and Cinema

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Clodagh Lawton University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSFrom Rural Myth to Reality: The Evolution of Audio-visual Representation of Ireland on Film
2012Jamie Millea University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSInglorious Intertextuality: Music and Meaning in the Pre-existing Score of Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds'
 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Walsh Caitriona Mary Doctoral DegreeYes