Music and Sound in the History of Finnish non-fiction Cinema

Research project explores sound elements in cinema.

Introduction

Kaarina Kilpiö’s research project “Music and Sound in the History of Finnish Non-Fiction Cinema” explores the sonic elements of Finnish documentary and propaganda films in the early decades of sound film, from the 1940s to the 1960s. The two principal corpuses of materials consist of archived films from the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute and the document files of the Finnish copyright organization Teosto.