Music and Media

The IMS study group “Music and Media” (MaM) will hold its third meeting in Lisbon, 11-12 June 2011,
at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança. Academics and
postgraduate students are invited to submit papers proposals (20 minutes) on any topic related with
the study group’s research field. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

– The effects of technical mediation in music perception;
– The role of music and sound in film;
– Music for television;
– Radio broadcast of music and musical creation for the radio;
– The consequences of recording for listening practices, music creation, circulation, and
– Computer and video games music;
– Live performances involving audiovisual media;
– Music in new media (internet, Ipod, etc.)

Each submission should include the following information: author(s) name(s), academic affiliation(s),
e-mail address(es), title of presentation, abstract (300 words max.), a short CV, and a list of
technological requirements (piano, overhead, power point, etc). All proposals must be submitted by
15 March 2011 to

Organization: IMS study group “Music and Media” (MaM) and Research program “Listening to the
moving images”, Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos de Música e Dança (INET-MD).

Location: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Avenida de Berna,
26 C, 1069-061, Lisbon, Portugal.

Dates: 11-12 June 2011

Keynote speakers: Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool) and James Deaville (Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada).

Program committee: Manuel Deniz Silva (INET-MD, Lisbon); Salwa Castelo-Branco (INET-MD); Emile
Wennekes (Utrecht University), Tobias Plebuch (Humboldt University, Berlin), Michael Saffle (Virginia
Tech, Blacksburg, USA).

“Music and Media” was launched as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum on 4-5 July 2009
in Amsterdam. The IMS Directorium officially accepted MaM as a study group at the subsequent joint
IAML/IMS conference. MaM welcomes a broad variety of subjects, methodologies and perspecitives.
At the kick-off meeting participants from over ten countries presented 25 papers on subjects such as
human-computer interface technologies, music in video games, music in film and television, radio
plays, commercials, the nature of listenership et al. The second MaM conference took place at the
Institute for Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, on 26-27 June 2010. There
were three keynote lectures (Helga de la Motte; Philips Auslander; and Michael Saffle), and 23 other
presentations. Papers were grouped into themed sections: Virtual Worlds, Performance and
Technology, Politics, Film, and Radio. The presentations included work by three research groups,
from Belgium, Italy and Berlin/Potsdam respectively, and 14 participants attended the workshop
“Multimedia Art and Performance” (this outside the five instructors and professional musicians
involved). Speakers were from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern
Ireland, England and the United States.

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