Music for Audio-Visual Media

Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 September 2014
School of Music, University of Leeds
In Parallel with the Royal Musical Association 50th Annual Conference

Following six successful conferences on film music, the School of Music at the University of Leeds is hosting a 7th such international conference, but with a broader remit encompassing all aspects of music for audio-visual media. The Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference is part of the AHRC-funded research project The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones, and will run in parallel with the Royal Musical Association’s 50th Annual Conference; delegates may move freely between the two events as desired.

Call for Papers

The conference committee welcomes and encourages submissions relating to all areas of Music for Audio-Visual Media, including but not limited to music in and for film, television, games and the internet. Proposals with brief abstracts (250 words) for papers of 20 minutes’ duration should be submitted to by Friday 21 February 2014.

Keynote: Professor Claudia Gorbman

Professor Gorbman’s keynote address will focus on the ‘heardness’ of music in contemporary film and television, with particular attention given to the foregrounding of music by directors.

Conference Committee

The conference committee is: Professor Claudia Gorbman (Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music; The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics), Professor Mervyn Cooke (A History of Film Music; The Hollywood Film Music Reader), Dr Miguel Mera (Mychael Danna’s ‘The Ice Storm’: a Film Score Guide; European Film Music, scores for independent films including Little Ashes and The Satanic Verses Affair), Dr Kate Daubney (Max Steiner’s ‘Now, Voyager’: a Film Score Guide, General Editor of the Scarecrow Press Film-Score Guide Series), and the Trevor Jones Project team: Professor David Cooper (‘Trevor Jones’s Score for In the Name of the Father’; Bernard Herrmann’s ‘The Ghost and Mrs Muir’: a Film Score Guide), Dr Ian Sapiro (Ilan Eshkeri’s ‘Stardust’: a Film Score Guide; ‘The Filmmaker’s Contract – Controlling Sonic Space in the Films of Peter Greenaway’), Dr Laura Anderson, and Ms Sarah Hall.

For further details about the conference and the overarching research project please see the Trevor Jones project website,, email, or follow us on twitter: @TJFilm.