The draft programme schedule for the Ludo2023 Twelfth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound held at the University of Edinburgh from March 23rd to 25th is now available here. Paper abstracts can be viewed on the programme page as well.
Registration has also opened and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite for both online access and in-person attendance.
There are a number of academics and practitioners who are currently working on topics related to game sound/music and queer themes (to greater or lesser extents).
This is an open invitation for a one-hour meeting to discuss whether there would be appetite for events, networks, workshops (etc.) related to this theme, and if so, what might be most useful. Some proposed ideas have included workshops on queer methods, opportunities to share work in progress, or roundtable/dialogues.
All working on, or with an interest in, this topic, are welcome to attend. It will be held on Tuesday 6th June at 4:30pm London time via video conferencing.
If you have an interest in this topic but cannot make the meeting, please let us know. We can receive suggestions by email, and/or keep you updated about outcomes.
To register, email tim.summers [at] rhul.ac.uk with your name.
The Ludomusicology Research Group is pleased to announce the Ludo2023 Twelfth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, to be held at the University of Edinburgh, 23-25 March next year. The organizers of Ludo2023 are now 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 ‘Sound and Music Beyond the Human’. Papers on this topic may include: ➢ Monstrosity, horror and the gothic ➢ Cyborgs and the machinic ➢ Transhumanism and posthumanism ➢ Non-human speech and voices ➢ Aliens and alterity ➢ Artificial intelligences and non-human agencies ➢ Dehumanising sounds ➢ Fantastic creatures and cosmic horror ➢ Uncanny voices and synthetic sounds ➢ Supernatural sound and music ➢ Creatures, fantastic and otherwise
Presentations should last twenty minutes and will be followed by questions. Please submit your paper proposal (c.250 words) with a short provisional list of literature by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6th, 2023. We aim to communicate the programme decisions by January 20th, 2023. If you require more information, please email the organizers.
We encourage practitioners and composers to submit proposals for showcasing practice as research. The conference will be held in person, but with remote access options available.
www.ludomusicology.org | #ludo2023 Hosted by James Cook, Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art. Organized by Melanie Fritsch, Andra Ivănescu, Michiel Kamp & Tim Summers.
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