Hollywood’s Musical Contemporaries and Competitors in the Early Sound Film Era

Registration is now open for the conference:

HOLLYWOOD’S MUSICAL CONTEMPORARIES AND COMPETITORS IN THE EARLY SOUND FILM ERA

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/schoolofarts/news/events/2014/hollywoods_musical_contemporaries_and_competitors_in_the_early_sound_film_era_conference.htm

 

University of Surrey

Saturday 26 July 2014 to Monday 28 July 2014

Keynote Speaker: Dr Kathryn Kalinak (Rhode Island College)

Registration information: University of Surrey Online Store

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The conference offers a welcome opportunity to investigate scoring practices at the birth of the sound era in cinematic traditions outside Hollywood and the USA, and includes:

  • paper sessions on early film music in China, Japan, Argentina, Brazil and Europe
  • papers addressing repertoire in Russia, UK, Sweden, Greece, Lithuania, Egypt, India and Australia, as well as theoretical discussion of the early role of music
  • lecture-demonstrations on the socio-political contexts of film scoring in 1930s Spain and Italy
  • a panel discussion on emerging sound and compositional techniques in Italy
  • the keynote paper: ‘‘“New means of enormous power”:  Music in Early Soviet Sound Film’
  • various film screenings and audio-visual performances

Please see the conference or registration webpage for the full programme

Generously supported by The British Academy, The Film Music Foundation, the Royal Musical Association, Music & Letters, and the School of Arts and International Relations Office at the University of Surrey.

Conference convenor: Dr Jeremy Barham

Conference committee:

Professor Mervyn Cooke (Department of Music, University of Nottingham)

Dr Ben Winters (Department of Music, The Open University)

Dr Holly Rogers (Department of Music, University of Liverpool)

Dr Jeremy Barham (School of Arts (Music), University of Surrey)

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/schoolofarts/people/complete_staff_list/jeremy_barham/