Music and Media


Call for Papers: Music and Media, Berlin, 26-27 June 2010

The IMS study group "Music and Media" (MaM) invites abstracts for papers in the fields of musicology and media studies. Papers should address the role of music in film, television, computer and video games, radio, live performances involving audiovisual media and other subjects related to the work of this study group. Please send your abstracts in RTF or MS Word format to Tobias Plebuch, by Feb 28, 2010. Your submission should include the following information: author(s), academic affiliation, e-mail address, title of your presentation, the abstract (300 words max.) and technical requirements (piano, overhead, power point, etc).

The conference will take place at the Institute for Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, 26-27 June 2010. Helga de la Motte (Berlin) will be opening the meeting with a key note lecture on music and audiovisual cognition. The program committee includes Jin Hyun Kim, James Deaville, Michael Saffle, Tobias Plebuch and Emile Wennekes. Please consult the Institute's website for updated information on the meeting at

"Music and Media" was launched as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum on July 4–5, 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 perspecitves. 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. See also