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Second Annual Film Music Conference, in association with the 2006 Bradford Film Festival

The Universities of Leeds and Huddersfield in collaboration with the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford
Saturday 4 March - Sunday 5 March 2006

Keynote interview with Michael Nyman.

Contact: Ian Sapiro (

The conference homepage, call for papers and application form for
delegates can all be found at

2006 Bradford Film Festival Film Music Conference

Call for Papers and Compositions

The Schools of Music of the Universities of Leeds and Huddersfield, in
collaboration with the National Museum of Photography, Film and
Television, present their Second Annual Film Music Conference between
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2006 as part of the 12th Bradford Film
Festival. Over the last decade, the festival has developed an
international reputation. Its venue, the National Museum of Photography,
Film and Television in the heart of Bradford -- the most visited museum
outside London -- houses an IMAX system as well as the Pictureville
(described by David Puttnam as the best cinema in Britain) and the more
intimate Cubby Broccoli cinema.

Organised by David Cooper of the University of Leeds and Christopher Fox
of the University of Huddersfield, this will be a small conference and
sessions will be scheduled in the configuration most appropriate to the
proposals. A keynote interview with internationally acclaimed film
composer Michael Nyman on the Saturday afternoon will be followed later by
a screening in the Cubby Broccoli cinema. A paper session and a
round-table discussion on film score analysis with guest Anahid Kassabian
will also be held on the Saturday, and the Sunday will include two paper
sessions separated by a composers’ session with performances and
discussions of new scores.

Proposals dealing with all aspects of film music scholarship will be
considered for the conference, with those relating to "The Music of
Michael Nyman" or "World Cinema" particularly welcome. Composers with
existing short films are welcome to submit these to be considered for the
composers' session. Films should be provided in an appropriate format
(e.g. on VHS video, VCD or DVD).

Papers should be a maximum of twenty minutes in length (with ten minutes
for discussion). The closing date for paper proposals with a brief
abstract is Friday 16 December and Friday 27 January for completed film
score submissions. Composers wishing to submit scores should notify their
intention to submit by 16 December.

Paper and composition submission proposals should be made to:

Mr Ian Sapiro
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT


The fee is 30 for the full conference (excluding accommodation and meals)
or 12 for each half day session attended.. Please do NOT send payment
with your proposal; details of methods of payment will follow shortly.
For links to accommodation in Bradford visit

Further information on the conference including a full programme of events
is available at
A delegate application form can also be downloaded from this website.

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