A Dimension of Sound: The Music of The Twilight Zone focuses on the use of music within the series and offers multiple readings of the ways in which music is used in the series and offers an understanding of the ways in which music—both original and stock—can be used in an anthology television show, this book focuses not only on the ways in which newly composed scores and stock music were utilized in the series, but also how the music enhances and interacts with what we see and hear onscreen.
Currently a lecturer in music at Berkeley College where she has taught since 2013. She received her M.F.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from Brandeis University and her B.A. in Music and Italian from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has also taught in the Writing and Music Departments at Brandeis University from 2006-2012. Dr. Wissner's research interests are seventeenth-century Venetian opera, Music and Politics, Music and Immigration, Popular music, and the role of music in 1960s science fiction television. She is the author of several articles on seventeenth-century Venetian opera, Italian immigrant theater in New York City, and music in the original television series, The Twilight Zone. She has also presented her research on these areas at conferences throughout the United States and Europe. She is a recipient of numerous awards and grants including a dissertation research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She currently serves on the editiorial board of and as the music editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Coreopsis: A Journal of Myth and Theatre and is also the series editor for Pendragon Press' Music and Media book series.