Music for Audio-Visual Media II Conference

Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference
Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 June 2016
School of Music, University of Leeds

The School of Music at the University of Leeds is hosting its second Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference (MAViM) as part of the AHRC-funded research project The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones, and in association with the British Audio-Visual Research Network (BARN). The conference aims to engage with music and sound across a wide range of audio-visual media for presentation through papers, themed panel sessions, scores for screen media, and short films and film extracts.

Call for Papers, Panels, Scores and Films 

We welcome and encourage submissions relating to all aspects of music and sound in and for audio-visual media including but not limited to film, television, games, music video, screen advertising, the internet and interactive media, and have particular interest in proposals in the following areas:

  • The screen music of Trevor Jones
  • Audio-visual archives and documentation
  • The technology of music for audio-visual media
  • Creative practice in screen music
  • Pre-existing music in film, television and other screen media, and its afterlife
  • Music in television and screen advertising

Submission Instructions

Papers: 250-word abstracts for papers of 20 minutes’ duration, followed by 10 minutes’ discussion.

Themed Panel Sessions (2 or 3 papers): 250-word introduction and 200-word abstract per paper for a 60- or 90-minute session, including time for discussion.

Screen Compositions and Films: 250-word abstracts for screen scores or short films with sound/music (complete or extract) lasting no more than 20 minutes, followed by discussion.

Submission Method and Deadline

All proposals should be emailed to by Monday 18 January 2015. All enquiries should be sent to the same email address. The programme will be announced in February 2016.

Conference Committee: Prof. David Cooper (University of Leeds, Chair),  Dr Laura Anderson (University of Leeds), Dr Kevin J. Donnelly (University of Southampton), Ms Sarah Hall (University of Leeds), Dr Catherine Haworth (University of Huddersfield), Dr Vasco Hexel (Royal College of Music), Mr Alex King (Leeds International Film Festival), Dr Ian Sapiro (University of Leeds)

Further details will be posted on the conference website,, as they become available. For further details about the conference and the overarching research project please see the Trevor Jones project website,, email, or find us on Facebook or twitter: @TJFilm.