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Sound, Music, and the Moving Image

Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, University of London, 10-12 September 2007

Call for papers, compositions, and round table discussions

The conference theme is 'Sound, Music and the Moving Image', and we intend
this in the broadest possible sense. Bringing together practitioners and
scholars from various disciplines, the conference will provide the
opportunity to reflect on and challenge prevailing approaches to the
sound/music and moving image relationship, and also to propose new
directions in this dynamic field.  We hope that submissions will reflect
work being carried out in the widest variety of musical traditions,
cultural contexts, and methodological approaches.

The conference will take place between Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th
September 2007 at Senate House, London, United Kingdom.

Keynote addresses will be provided by Professor Anahid Kassabian
(University of Liverpool) and Professor Richard Dyer (Kings College,

There will also be a keynote interview and composition masterclass with
Academy Award nominee Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice, V for
Vendetta). Further details about entry for the composition masterclass
appear below.

The conference immediately precedes 'Musicology and Recordings', the
combined CHARM (Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music) and
Royal Musical Association annual meeting (13-15 September, Royal Holloway,
University of London).

The programme committee comprises: Julie Brown (Royal Holloway University
London) David Cooper (University of Leeds) Annette Davison (University of
Edinburgh) Miguel Mera (Royal College of Music) Albrecht Riethmueller
(Institut fur Musikwissenschaft, Berlin)

Individual Papers: Abstracts of 300 words for 20 minute individual papers
on any subject relating to the interaction between sound, music and the
moving image should be e-mailed, as a Word attachment, to All abstracts will be considered anonymously.

Round tables: Round table organizers should provide an abstract of 700
words introducing the discussion topic for a 90 minute/2 hour
presentation. All panel members must be listed (names and affiliations).
The round table organizer is the chairperson and acts as moderator.
Proposals should be e-mailed to as a Word

Compositions: Two copies of an audio CD and/or DVD of music for moving
image should be submitted for consideration (paper scores are optional).
No more than three pieces of work should be submitted. Shortlisted
composers will receive a short movie clip (Quicktime) for which they will
have the opportunity to create a new score. The completed works will be
presented and discussed in a composition masterclass with Dario
Marianelli. All submitted materials should be clearly labelled and must
include the name and contact details of the applicant. Please send
submissions to:

'Marianelli Masterclass'
Sound, Music and the Moving Image
Institute of Musical Research
School of Advanced Study
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU 
United Kingdom

Other: The programme committee welcomes proposals for themed sessions or
for any other type of presentation. Please contact Julie Brown in the first instance to discuss proposals.

Deadline for all submissions: 17.00 GMT on Tuesday 27th March 2007. 

The committee will make a final decision on submissions by the 1st May and
contributors will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.

For more information please contact the conference convenors:

Further information, including registration details, will be posted on the
conference website:
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