Program

Download the updated program in PDF: CR Booklet MSSP 2019 web

MSSP 2019 – Abstracts and Bios

The main sessions of the conference will take place at the

Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali (Università di Pavia), 
C.so Garibaldi 178, Cremona

Conference rooms:

  • Aula Magna (Sessions 1, Keynotes and Roundtable)
  • Aula Robertini (Sessions 2)

For the other venues of the conference, click here.

DAY 1

Tuesday 19 March

13:45–14:30

14:30–14:45

Welcome – Conference check-in
Opening Remarks
15:00–16:00
KEYNOTE 1

David J. Bodenhamer

(Polis Center, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)

Spatial Humanities and the Embodied World: Connecting Matter and Meaning

16:00–16:30
Coffee break
16:30–18:00
A1 – VIRTUAL SOUNDSCAPES

Chair: David J. Bodenhamer

A2: FILM MUSIC THEORY 
AND SPATIAL LISTENING

Chair: Alessandro Cecchi

Sebastian Schwesinger

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Auralising Ancient Spaces: Listening as Epistemic Practice in Virtual Acoustic Environments

James Deaville

(Carleton University)

The Sites of Sound: Music, Film, and the Listening Gaze

Joanna E. Taylor

(University of Manchester)

English Echoes: Literary GIS and the Nineteenth-Century Lake District’s Soundscape

Renata Scognamiglio

(Sapienza – Università di Roma)

“Being There”: Mapping Atmospherical Spaces in Film Music

Thomas Burkhalter

(Bern University of the Arts)

NORIENT – Representing the Now Through Sound: Multi-modally and from Multiple Perspectives

Emilio Audissino

(University of Southampton)

The “Spatial Perceptive Function” of Film Music: When Music Tells You What and Where to Look

19:30
Palazzo Trecchi, Sala Teatro – Via Sigismondo 20, Cremona
SPECIAL SESSION 1 - SONIC ARTS AND SPATIAL AUDIO TECHNOLOGY

Franco Fraccastoro (Steinberg Media Technologies)

Flexibility and Adaptability in Sound Organization for Immersive Audio

CONCERT

Sounding Places: 

an Electroacoustic Music CONCERT for loudspeakers

Tom Williams (School of Media and Performing Arts, Coventry University)

Yiorgis Sakellariou (independent researcher)

DAY 2

Wednesday 20 March

9:30–11:00
B1 – SOUND SHADOWS AND URBAN MEMORIES

Chair: Michela Garda

B2 – SOUND/VISION AND AFFECTIVE SPACES

Chair: Gianmario Borio

Sonia Campanini

(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

“Halfmoon” Sounds, Voice Records and Ghosts’ Stories

Marta Perrotta

(Università di Roma Tre)

“They call it Radiovisione”. What happens to radio when you see it on TV

Emilio Sala

(Università di Milano)

The Sound of Shadows at Le Chat Noir’s Pre-Cinematic Theatre

Dario Llinares

(University of Brighton)

A Cinema for the Ears! Imagineering Sound Spaces through Podcasting

Lola San Martín Arbide

(École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Carco, Mac Orlan, the urban mémoire and Parisian film, 1920-1940

Giulia Accornero

(Harvard University)

The Craft of an Affective Space: ASMR Vernacular Theories and Neuropsychology

11:00–11:30
Coffee Break
11:30–13:00
ROUNDTABLE

Aural Visions: Artistic Spaces, Making Places

Chair and Roundtable Coordinator:

Miriam De Rosa (Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University)

Participants:

Elena Biserna (independent researcher and curator)

Liz Greene (Liverpool John Moores University)

Meri Kytö (University of Tampere)

Tom Williams (School of Media and Performing Arts, Coventry University)

13:00–14:30
Lunch break
14:30–16:00
C1 – RECONFIGURING OPERA 
IN MEDIA SPACES

Chair: Emilio Sala

C2 – SOUNDSCAPE AND THE IDENTITY 
OF PLACE

Chair: Dominique Nasta

Bianca De Mario

(Università di Milano)

Pills of Opera. Editing, Fruition and Impact of the Opera Trailer

Maria Fuchs

(Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien) 

Soundscapes of “Home” through the Mediation of Film

Alison Furlong

(independent scholar)

On Hearing, Overhearing, and the Cinema of Mistrust

Konrad Klejsa

(Uniwersytet Łódzki)

Dazed and Confused: Dubbing in People’s Republic of Poland 1950–1980

Henriette Engelke

(Universität Wien)

From Score to Screen: (Re-)Interpreting Music and (Re-)Defining Spaces in Film Adaptations of Operas

John O’Flynn

(Dublin City University) 

Music, Sound Design and Demarcations of Ethnicity and Place in “Troubles”-based Documentary Film in Northern Ireland, 1995–2000

16:00–16:30
Coffee break
16:30–18:00
D1 – FANTASTIC SOUNDSCAPES

Chair: Massimo Privitera

D2 – SPACE, SOUND AND POPULAR CULTURE

Chair: Willem Strank

Marco Bellano

(Università di Padova)

Fantasound Revisited. Imaginary Musical Landscapes in Disney’s “Fantasia”

Marco Cosci

(Università di Pavia)

Mapping “Stella by Starlight”: From Haunted Houses to Television Studios

Florian Guilloux

(Sorbonne Université – IReMus) 

Music and Soundscapes of René Laloux’s Fantastic Planets

Jeff Yunek

(Kennesaw State University, Georgia)

Capturing the Zeitgeist: Preserving American Music and Culture in the Mashups of DJ Earworm

Armando Ianniello

(Università di Udine)

Soundscape in “Revenant” by Alejandro González Iñárritu: A Case of Interaction between Traditional Composition and Sound Art

Costanza Salvi

(independent scholar)

The Spaces of Cowboy and Folk Songs in 1930s American Midwest

20:00
Teatro Monteverdi – Via Dante 149, Cremona
SPECIAL SESSION 2 – SCREENING NIGHT

Odin’s Gully (2018) Simon Connor (University of Huddersfield)

Mill Study (2017) Geoffrey Cox (University of Huddersfield)

Coccolith (2016) Christopher Brown (University of Sussex) & Andrew Knight-Hill (University of Greenwich)

Narara and Kiko (2018) Hasmik Gasparyan (University of York)

DAY 3

Thursday 21 March

9:30–11:00
E1 – SOUND AND AUDIOVISUAL LANDSCAPE

Chair: Kevin J. Donnelly

E2 – MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES AND IDENTITY

Chair: Lola San Martín Arbide

Marija Semjonova & Irina Novikova

(Latvijas Universitate)

Nice Birds Singing in Cyberspace – Audiovisuality in a Digital Dream of Nature and Nation

Taruna Banal & Pankaj Rawat

(Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

Development of Indian Bollywood Music: A Paradigmatic Approach of Musical Geography

Michela Garda

(Università di Pavia)

From Maraini to Bill Viola: Transfigurations of the Landscape through Image and Sound

Patrizia Vaccari

(Università di Pavia)

The Musical Identification of Sicily through Vassil Kojucharov’s Music in the Movie “Lo Sgarbo”

Steve Whitford

(University of Portsmouth)

Ambisonic-centred Location Sound Recording: Reinvigorating the Observational Documentary Genre?

Ceren Mert

(Özyeğin Üniversitesi, Istanbul)

Soundscapes of Emotional Geographies: Music of Cities and Subjectivities in the Films of Fatih Akın

11:00–11:30
Coffee break
11:30–13:00
F1 – SOUND MAPPING

Chair: Alessandro Bratus

F2 – FILM SOUNDSCAPES 
AND THE ACOUSTIC SPACE

Chair: Elena Mosconi

Maria Teresa Soldani

(Università di Pisa)

Mapping as a Foundational Principle of the American Underground Rock

Dominique Nasta

(Université libre de Bruxelles)

Micropolyphonic Soundscapes: Credit Music and Romanian Minimalism (2005-2015)

Serena Ferrando

(Colby College, Waterville)

Exploring Local Communities via Sound Mapping

Thomas Van Deursen

(Université libre de Bruxelles)

“There’s place and means for every man alive”: Uchronic Soundscapes in Shakespearean Films of the 1990s

Jacqueline Barrios & Kenny Wong

(University of California Los Angeles)

City Analog: Scavenging for an Archive of LA/London Sound

Elektra Venaki

(independent scholar)

The Soundscapes in Antoinetta Aggelidi Films: From the Mono to the Quadraphonic (Dolby Stereo) Sound Mix in Greek Cinema

13:00–14:30
Lunch break

DAY 3

Thursday 21 March

14:30–16:00
G1 – IMMERSIVE SOUND, 
INTERACTION, EMOTION

Chair: Bianca De Mario

G2 – FILM ANALYSIS 
FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOUND

Chair: Maria Teresa Soldani

Luca Spiteri Monsigneur & Costantino Oliva

(University of Malta)

The Acousmatic Situation in Digital Games

Massimo Privitera

(Università di Palermo) 

“If you feel like singing, sing!”: Constructing a Film Scene through the Meaning and the Form of a Song

Megan Steigerwald Ille

(Washington University in St Louis)

“It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear”: Turning up the Volume on Mobile Listening in Immersive Opera

Katarzyna Figat

(Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina, Warszawa)

From the Music Side of the Film. “The Eccentrics. On the Sunny Side of the Street” (dir. by Janusz Majewski 2015) – Case Study

Valerio Sbravatti

(Sapienza – Università di Roma)

Sonic Immersion, Cinema, and Emoacoustics: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Dieter Merlin

(Freie Universität Berlin)

The Sound of Money: Acoustic Dimensions of Profit and Loss in the Finance Thriller Genre

16:00–16:30
Coffee Break
16:30–17:30
KEYNOTE 2

Kevin J. Donnelly

(University of Southampton)

Emotional Landscapes and Dimensional Music

20:00
Conference Dinner

DAY 4

Friday 22 March

9:30–11:00
H1 – MUSIC SPACE AND SOUNDSCAPE IN TV SERIES

Chair: Tarek Krohn

H2 – PANEL
Film music as Propaganda: 
The Musical Construction of Space in Fascist Cinema

Chair: Maurizio Corbella

Luca Bandirali

(Università del Salento)

The Acousmatic Island: Notes on “Lost”’s Soundscape

Francesco Finocchiaro

(Universität Wien)

“Maintaining Italy’s name through the screen”: Music and Sound in Fascism’s Film Politics

Gaia Varon

(Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

“Floating around in amniotic fluid”: Music as a Device to Challenge Orientation in Space and Time in the HBO Series “The Leftovers”

Leo Izzo

(independent scholar) 

Jazz in Italian Fascist Cinema: A Symbolic Space in Transformation

Kingsley Marshall & Rupert Loydell

(Falmouth University)

Sound Design, Music and the Birth of Evil in “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Elena Mosconi

(Università di Pavia)

The Sounds of Hungary in Italian Fascist Comedy

11:00

Closing Remarks & Farewell Coffee Break

 

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