Ludo2021: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound

The Ludomusicology Research Group is pleased to announce the Ludo2021 Tenth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound.

The conference will take place online, on the 23–25 April, 2021.

We are currently accepting proposals for research presentations.

We welcome proposals on all aspects of sound and music in games.

This year, we are particularly interested in papers that support the conference theme of ‘Where in the world is video game music? Geographies, Cultures, and Regions of Game Music’. Papers on this topic may include:

  • Transculturality in game soundtracks
  • Game audio production between the local and the global
  • Game sound and its others
  • Exoticism and orientalism in game scoring
  • Postcolonial perspectives on video game music
  • Interactions across game-musical and cultural contexts

Presentations should last twenty minutes and will be followed by questions. Please submit your paper proposal (c.250 words) with a short provisional bibliography by email to ludomusicology@gmail.com by January 8th 2021. We aim to communicate the programme decisions by January 22nd 2021. If you require more information, please email the organizers.

We encourage practitioners and composers to submit proposals for showcasing practice as research, bearing in mind the limits and possibilities of an online environment.

There will be no charges for attendees or presenters.

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hillegonda Rietveld, Professor of Sonic Culture at London South Bank University, musician and electronic music specialist, co-editor of the special issue ‘Hear the Music, Play the Game’ of G/A/M/E: The Italian Journal of Game Studies.

Markus Zierhofer, composer of The Wagadu Chronicles and founder of AudioCreatures.

Organized by: Melanie Fritsch, Michiel Kamp, Tim Summers and Mark Sweeney

Visualising the Unseen: Music in Visual Culture

The 20th International Conference of Association RIdIM “Visualizing the Unseen: Music in Visual Culture” has been moved to July 22-24, 2021, due to the COVID19 pandemic. The 2nd call for papers is open for paper proposals not submitted with 1st CFP. For further information, please check https://ridim.org/2nd-cfp-20th-ridim-conference-prague-2021.

Association Repertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM), Badergasse 9, CH-8001 Zurich, www.ridim.orgassociation@ridim.org

Ludo2020: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound

The organizers of Ludo2020 are accepting proposals for research presentations.

University of Malta, Valletta, 24th – 25th April 2020.

We welcome proposals on all aspects of sound and music in games.

This year, we are particularly interested in papers that support the conference theme of ‘Participation, Performance and the Body’. Papers on this topic may include:

  • Representations of the body through sound and music in games
  • Performance of gender/sexuality and game sound
  • Physical interactivity with music and games
  • Dance and drama as lenses for conceptualizing game audio
  • Voice and game sound
  • Game music and accessibility

Presentations should last twenty minutes and will be followed by questions. Please submit your paper proposal (c.250 words) with a short provisional bibliography by email to ludomusicology@gmail.com.

Deadline: January 6th 2020

We aim to communicate the programme decisions by January 20th 2020. If you require more information, please email the organizers.

We encourage practitioners and composers to submit proposals for showcasing practice as research.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Hillegonda Rietveld, Professor of Sonic Culture at London South Bank University, musician and electronic music specialist, editor of Hear the Music, Play the Game.

And more to be announced…

www.ludomusicology.org | #ludo2020

Hosted by Costantino Oliva, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta.

Organized by Melanie Fritsch, Michiel Kamp, Tim Summers & Mark Sweeney.