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This conference aims to bring together scholars interested in mapping geographies of music and sound practices in audiovisual media (e.g. film, television, video games, interactive art).We invite fresh perspectives on film music and sound that are willing to embrace aspects ranging from individual approaches to space and place to collective geographies, also considering industrial trends and intermedia connections. Cultural, ethnographic, historical, analytical, data-driven and aesthetic approaches are welcome, as well as research on industrial and commercial practices.

Conference date and venue: 19-22 March 2019
Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage, University of Pavia (Cremona)

Abstract proposal due by 31 July 2018
Notification of acceptance due by 31 October 2018

Invited speakers:

  • David J. Bodenhamer, Professor of History and Director of the Polis Center (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
  • Kevin J. Donnelly, Professor of Film and Film Music (University of Southampton, UK)

The conference will also be comprised of a roundtable aiming at gathering artistic and practice-based research projects. The roundtable will be curated by Miriam De Rosa (Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Performing Arts, Coventry University, UK).

 

Local Organizing Committee:

Alessandro Bratus (Lecturer, Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali, Università di Pavia)
Alessandro Cecchi (Lecturer, Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica, Università di Pisa)
Maurizio Corbella (Lecturer, Dipartimento di Beni culturali e ambientali, Università di Milano)
Elena Mosconi (Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali, Università di Pavia)

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