Film Music Conference


FILM MUSIC CONFERENCE School of Music, University of Leeds
Friday 6 November 2009


The conference is intended to be wide ranging, and paper proposals dealing with all aspects of film music scholarship will be considered. Proposals with a brief abstracts (c. 150 words) for papers of 20 minutes' duration should be sent by email to Ian Sapiro ( by Friday 11 September 2009.

Keynote Composer Interview: Ilan Eshkeri (Layer Cake, Hannibal Rising, Strength and Honour, Stardust, Virgin Territory, The Young Victoria)

The conference will include a presentation on the Michael Nyman Archive of film score materials held at the University of Leeds, and a short concert in the School of Music's magnificent Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall. New scores for short silent films will be performed live to screen, and the composers of the selected scores will discuss their compositional approaches and thoughts with Professor David Cooper in advance of each performance.

The conference fee has not yet been fixed, but will include lunch and entry to all sessions on the day. A delegate booking form will be available in due course on the conference website. To be notified when the form is available and the conference fee is set, please email Ian Sapiro.

For further details contact Ian Sapiro (, or see the Conference website: