Ludomusicology Conference 2013

Easter Conference (12-13 April 2013, Liverpool University)

The Ludomusicology research group will be hosting a two day conference on video game audio to take place on the 12th and 13th of April, 2013 at Liverpool University. Building upon the foundation of last year’s successful RMA Study Day, the conference will include research papers and discussion workshops.

Please read our Call for Papers (PDF) and help spread the word!  Further details will be added on our website over the coming weeks.

The theme of this year’s conference: ‘challenges and innovations’. We have chosen this theme to seek to investigate the challenges that face both game audio practitioners and analysts, and the innovations of technology and scholarship that seek to deal with these challenges. Paper topics may include:

  • Methods of analyzing game music and sound
  • New musical technologies in games
  • Ludomusicology and its relationship with wider culture
  • The challenges of composing for games
  • New trends in game music
  • Game music in wider culture
  • Video game music histories
  • Music vs./with/as sound effect(s) in the video game

A keynote address will be given by Mark Grimshaw (Aalborg University), with other speakers to be confirmed. A session with industry professionals will also take place.

You can contact us via our website at or by email at

Organizers: James Barnaby, Jemima Cloud, Michiel Kamp, Tim Summers, Mark Sweeney.

Hosted by Anahid Kassabian, James and Constance Alsop Chair of Music, University of Liverpool.

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